An organizational binder that includes forms and questionnaires to be completed, the book is divided into well-defined sections to record and store important information. The easy-to-grab and use binder captures necessary details, documents, data, schedules, directions and desires in one place.
Melanie Mattingly, a Wake Forest native who founded Preferred Living Solutions in 2008, created The Drop Dead Book from her own experience of trying to find important, need-to-know information for her family members as well as clients.
“Most of us aren’t prepared for situations that call for rarely accessed documents like health records, birth certificates, old tax returns or business licenses. We rummage through old file folders and shoeboxes to locate important information that’s needed quickly,” Mattingly explains.
“In helping people apply for benefits, convey information to healthcare professionals and reboot computers, we too, have had difficulty locating the details needed to handle these tasks. The Drop Dead Book will now change that because when used as an organizational tool it allows people to live prepared,” she adds.
The book got its name from one of Mattingly’s clients whose husband had recently passed away. In the midst of her grief, she was overwhelmed in searching for all the information necessary to handle funeral arrangements, pay bills and continue to manage their household. “I want all of my information in one place in case I drop dead,” she told Mattingly.
Business owner and mom Carina Ververka finds The Drop Dead Book to be the perfect organizational tool for her busy life. “It’s a way to keep everything that’s important to our family and business in one place,” said Ververka, who along with her husband Richie, owns Kona Ice of Raleigh.
Melanie Mattingly, founder/owner of a Triangle-based care management company, created The Drop Dead Book© after family members and clients needed to organize, record and store important information and documents in one easy-to-access location
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