Monday, October 10, 2011

31 Days To a More Organized Life: Day 10 - Simple Safety Tips

"Tasks that take 31 Minutes or less to make your life...just a little bit easier!"

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Simple Safety
Another quick and easy task.

If you live in an area that has frequent earthquakes, floods, hurricanes or the like, you probably have a bag packed and ready to go. Our family lives within the what many call the "fly-over" states. As such, besides the risk of basement flooding and the occasional tornado threat, many folks here don't give much thought to disaster preparedness.

I get that.
So, here's what I'll ask.
Today, simply think about it for 31 minutes.

Since I have a friend who works with FEMA - a decent guy who joined up after September 11th - I want to be sure to mention More importantly, I want to mention Do 1 Thing - which is very cool.

You certainly will want to read the Centers For Disease Control CDC's Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse instruction sheet. (Just come back here when you're done!)

Today's helpful tips are things I've been doing for years now.
I think I started when our town *kept losing power.*
Again. And, again.

First, like we talked about in Day 3, I always know where our emergency candles are. (Actually, our battery operated camping lanterns would be more helpful in a real emergency, but in an ordinary power outage, I like the candle glow.

Second, I always know where my towel flashlight is.
We have many flashlights, actually.
Ours are located behind each of our exterior doors.

They are easy to grab, always in the same place, and to us, they are simply invisible. It's where they *live.*

Helpful Tip:
Change the flashlight batteries when you replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. We change ours when we switch over to Daylight Savings Time - which is November 6th, this year.

Okay, that's it!
Now...go gather those flashlights!

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Want to catch up?

Day 31 - Creating Your Dream Kitchen and Life!
Day 30 - Keep It Simple
Day 29 - Organizing Your Closet or Coat Rack
Day 28 - Raking It In
Day 27 - Take the Pill - Clean the Medicine Cabinet
Day 26 - Creative Uses For Storage Containers (Part 2)
Day 25 - Grab and Go!
Day 24 - Use What You've Got
Day 23 - No, Really...Look Over There!
Day 22 - Do you need THIS over THERE! (Part 2)
Day 21 - Do you need THIS over THERE! (Part 1)
Day 20 - Wish and Gift Lists
Day 19 - Grace and Rest
Day 18 - Easy Free Ornament Storage
Day 17 - Pantries and Shelters
Day 16 - Do You Have a Blue Box
Day 15 - A Blast From the Past
Day 14 - What would make it WORK?
Day 13 - Filling the Wasted Space
Day 12 - Spice Things Up
Day 11 - Clean out Your Purse and Wallet
Day 10 - Simple Safety Tips
Day 9 - Sorting the Sock Drawer
Day 8 - Creative Uses for Food Storage Containers
Day 7 - The Dreaded Junk Drawer (Part 2)
Day 6 - The Dreaded Junk Drawer (Part 1)
Day 5 - Day 5 - Cleaning and Organizing Your Cell Phone
Day 4 - Getting a Grip on Storage Containers
Day 3 - "Waxing Poetic"
Day 2 - Grab Those Gift Cards
Day 1 - We Dream

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