Determine what property you possess and whom you wish to inherit that property when you die. Include all your separate property -- real estate, vehicles, bank accounts, investments, personal articles -- and your share of the marital property, if any.
Write by hand on a clean sheet of paper your name and address, followed by a statement of your intention to set out in the written document the division of property at your death.
List the property that you currently have and identify the persons you wish to inherit each piece. Describe the beneficiaries by name, address, phone number, or in any other way that best identifies them. Include the name of the person who will inherit any property you have forgotten to list.
Write a final paragraph specifying whom you wish to be executor of your will. Select an alternative executor in case the first-named executor cannot or will not serve.
Sign and date the will. Store it in a safe place, such as a personal safe or a safety deposit box.