Thursday, June 19, 2014

Organization Week Gone Wild Wk 3(late): Emergency! Emergency!

We have to be prepared for each and every emergency in our lives; loss of homes to fire, flood, foreclosure, or change in relationship status (okay let's just say it: DIVORCE), or the RAPTURE!!!! Either way, we have to be prepared for that moment when something IMPORTANT is all gone. 

I have been trying to teach a lot of people (clients or not) about getting ready. The preparation time for whatever is going on in the world is right now. You have to be ready. This week I have been researching emergency kits, what to have in them and etc. Let me add, but first say this: ORGANIZE YOUR EMERGENCY KIT FOR YOUR FAMILY SIZE, and the cars YOU DRIVE. I have a van, so I have a large Thirty-One Tote in my van and a few smaller ones that will carry supplies etc. 

Large Utility Tote (it's a small investment that lasts a lifetime)

Here are a few items to create your emergency kits wherever need be (list taken from CDC website and more) 
  • Water—one gallon per person, per day
  • Food—nonperishable, easy-to-prepare items
  • Flashlight
  • Battery powered or hand crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit (essential oil first aid kits as well)
  • Medications (7-day supply), other medical supplies, and medical paperwork (e.g., medication list and pertinent medical information)
  • Multipurpose tool (e.g., Swiss army knife)
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (e.g., proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, and insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area (battery operated GPS)
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Manual can opener
  • Medical supplies (e.g., hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, or a cane)
  • Baby supplies (e.g., bottles, formula, baby food, and diapers)
  • Games and activities for children
  • Pet supplies 

Consider this a truly organization gone wild (OGW) piece of information! Bless you! 

Coach Dana Enterprises
Dana Neal

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