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Written by Jacob Terranova

 

This week is National Simplify Your Life Week! The idea behind the campaign is to take a step back from our fast-paced lifestyles and see how we can make life a little bit easier for ourselves.

 

As funeral professionals, there’s no one who needs this week more. You’re working on such busy, unpredictable schedules. So let’s make the most of this week. Below are some ideas on how to simplify life around the funeral home.

 

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Technology

At the 2018 ICCFA convention, keynote speaker Erik Qualman told funeral directors that technology should not be additive. Meaning it should never add to your workload. It should always subtract from it.

 

Thankfully, funeral homes have more technology and tools at their disposal than ever before. Stationery software makes personalized mementos and keepsakes a breeze. Payment programs like Tribute Pay streamline all your payment options into one easy-to-use service. From mobile apps that manage your website to social media automation, there’s a number of ways to simplify your workload through technology.

 

Integration

Another easy way to simplify things around the funeral home is to make sure everything works together. By integrating data management tools with other technology, you’ll start saving time right away.

 

As a technology company, no one understands the importance of integration more than us. That’s why we’ve worked hard to integrate our websites with nearly everyone in the funeral profession. We currently integrate with the top funeral data management companies and funeral call answering services.

 

That’s just one example of how we’re actively trying to save you time, simplify your software, and help you cut back on tedious tasks.

 

Hire an Intern

Hiring an intern is a great idea for a lot of reasons. Looking for help with marketing, posting on social media, graphic design, or event planning? Hire an intern.

 

An intern can lend a hand with extra tasks around the funeral home. It makes things easier for you while giving them real-world life experience. It’s a win-win.

 

To find an intern, post on job sites like LinkedIn or Indeed, or network with local high schools, community colleges, or even some of your client families. Check out this article to learn more about hiring an intern.

 

What steps are you taking to simplify your life this week? Share with us in the comments below!