Create a “station” near where you sleep. This could be under your bed or in a dresser drawer. Just make sure you can access it quickly. Put a few items there that you may need if woken up by an emergency (house fire, a natural disaster your area is prone to, break-in, etc). Consider adding some of the following:
- Shoes and socks
- Flashlight and batteries
- Work Gloves
- Old Cell phone (911 will ALWAYS work even if the phone no longer has service)
- Extra set of car keys
- Change of clothing (if needed) and/or jacket
- Fire extinguisher
Then report back and leave a comment here letting me know you’ve completed this week’s 10-minute preparedness project!
10 Minute Preparedness Projects!
I’ve found that there are lots of reasons that keep people from becoming better prepared or more self-reliant. But as a young mom, one of the top reasons is time or rather a lack of time.
But really, I don’t think we young moms are alone…
I think that many, if not most, in our fast-paced society feel that time slips through their fingers regularly. And when feeling rushed and anxious, it can be difficult to invest time in becoming more prepared and self-reliant.
But every one of us can find 10 minutes, right? Every few weeks, I challenge myself to spend 10 minutes on preparedness and self-reliance and I invite you to join me! Simple, right?
You can see all the 10 minutes preparedness projects here:
Becky is a wildlife enthusiast and pet and livestock care expert with a diploma in canine nutrition. With over a decade of experience in animal welfare, Becky lends her expertise to Simple Family Preparedness through insightful info about pets, livestock, bee keeping, and the practicalities of homesteading.