Essential life admin tasks you should tackle this weekBy Angelica Malin
You know what they say – life gets in the way of living. And it’s something we can all relate to. Just when you think you’ve completed that lengthy to-do list, emptied your work inbox, and finally decided to put your feet up, all those little life admin tasks you’ve been putting off suddenly make themselves known.
Life admin is stressful and equally just as dull. They’re the menial tasks that we know we can put off for another day, but in reality, they’d take (in most cases) mere minutes to complete. So, with this in mind, I’ve compiled a list of the most pressing life admin tasks that you should prioritize and tackle this week to get them off your to-do list for good – read on to find out more.
Sort out your life insurance
Having a life insurance policy is one of the most important ways you can financially cover your loved ones in the event of your death. While it seems like an unnecessary expense, life insurance could be the difference between your loved ones being able to afford the remaining mortgage payments on the family home, your debts being covered and your children having the best start in life.
If you’re worried about the cost of the premiums, don’t be. A simple search and you’ll find a variety of low cost life insurance options, providing you with the coverage you need and the length of term that’s right for you. A life insurance payout can protect your loved ones after you’ve gone, and in the meantime, it will give you total peace of mind that everything from your utility bills to your mortgage will be taken care of.
Book that dentist appointment
Most people make the mistake of only visiting the dentist when something is wrong. When in reality, all those monthly checkups you keep rescheduling are a preventative measure to ensure your dentist takes care of any issues before they become unbearably painful (and expensive) problems. Even if you have to wait a while to see the dentist, it’s important to have an appointment booked – they may see you sooner if availability arises.
Take another look at your finances (reassess spending etc)
When was the last time you reassessed your finances? The cost of everything is going up, so there’s never been a better time to take a closer look at your spending habits. Take note of where your money is going each month and see if you can cut back on any subscriptions or services you no longer need. You may find you have more money to enjoy!
And finally: Sort out your will
Do you have a will? If not, it’s vital that you get this important document sorted as quickly as possible, particularly if you have children, a partner, or assets such as vehicles, property or even jewellery. You’ll find plenty of free will writing services available online, or you can speak with a local law firm for free advice on the process.
Getting these tasks out of the way will certainly feel like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders. Make a start today.