I Wish
I Knew


Things I know now that I wish I knew more about then…
Helpful hints to guide you through your own estate organization journey.



November 15, 2017 Ellen Abramson

We will all be gathering around family tables soon to celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a perfect time to ask parents and extended family members all the questions you have always wanted to know. To help guide you along I am posting some question ideas published by Amy Gibson in the Huffington Post on 4/9/17. “If you don’t ask you will never know.” Click here for a link to the full article.



October 14, 2017 Ellen Abramson

No one in the house seems to know where the shutoff valves are. Does this sound familiar? If you find yourself in an emergency situation or someone needs to run your house short or long term, would anyone know where the shutoff switches are and how to work them (does the lever turn to the right or left)? The easy way to handle this situation is to make a house roadmap of where they are located and how they work.



August 21, 2017 Ellen Abramson

There are several ways to access your home. They may include a key or code used on a door or alarm panel or a code or opener for a garage. It may even be knowledge of a key hidden somewhere else on the property. Sometimes we give others access to our home. Maybe it is a relative, housekeeper, trusted friend, household provider or emergency personnel.