Most of us accumulate a lot of stuff during our lives that have meaning to us, but not a lot of meaning to most other people. These are the pieces of personal property that we love, but that most other people do not have any attachment to. However, there are usually some items that someone else does have an attachment to and you might want to make sure that person inherits the property when you pass away.
You do not have to list these items of personal property in your Will, unless they are particularly valuable. You can write a separate document that lists items of personal property and who you would like to inherit them. Make sure that you are specific about the property. For example, do not say that you are leaving “your ring” to someone, unless it is the only ring that you own. Describe which ring specifically.
Listing items of personal property in a separate document is standard procedure in estate planning. Many Wills reference the document, and the document is usually attached to the Will, or at least stored in the same place as the Will. If you have other questions about leaving your property to specific people, consult an estate planning attorney.