Use this form to list personal effects and sentimental items and the people you would like to receive those items when you pass away. Depending on your state, this memorandum may not be a legally binding document, but rather an expression of your wishes that you would expect your loved ones to honor.
The Tangible Personal Property Memorandum (TPPM) is optional and only requires your signature if you decide to use it. You cannot list items that are monetary in nature (cash, financial accounts, etc...) or can be titled such as a car or boat. The TPPM is for personal items if you explicitly want to instruct the executor or trustee on who to give certain items vs distributing proportionally or liquidating. EG: family furniture, jewelry, artwork, etc...
List just enough detail to ensure that your Executor or Trustee can identify, locate, and wholly deliver the item to the target beneficiary.
If you choose to use the TPPM and need more than one page, you may print out the page as many times as you need for more space. Please be sure to sign each page and print the date on all pages. It is important to sign all pages on the same date. If you write out multiple TPPMs with different dates, the TPPM with the most recent date will control and any previously dated TPPMs will be void. You should attach multiple TPPM pages to each other so they are all read together.
If you choose not to use your Tangible Personal Property Memorandum (TPPM) to distribute your personal effects, you can simply ignore that page and throw it out.