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, or 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!
Lack of Time
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 us 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.
10 Minute Preparedness Projects!
But very 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: