Using a support system at this time can make all the difference in the world. Reach out to trusted friends and family members to help you if possible. They want to help in any way they can.
Whether you are surrounded by friends and family or completely alone, you will likely feel overwhelmed. Thanks to technology and an abundance of volunteerism, help is one click away. Charitable organizations, community groups, and your support networks want to assist you; let them.
As a first step, the best way to get started is to organize the space where managing these tasks will take place. Organization will bring you peace of mind you never knew you needed until now. In most cases, this place will be the residence of the decedent.
Use our free Organizational Tools checklist to get started.
Other Free After-Death Resources:
Residential Tasks to manage residential logistics.
Telephone Script (Financial Tasks) to notify entities by phone.
Notify Services and Accounts (Financial Tasks) instructions and forms to change and cancel accounts.
Financial Tasks to understand the financial considerations.
Legal Tasks to understand the legal considerations.
Decedent Information form to reference vital statistics.