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It's Day 20 of our Let's Get Prepared! Challenge and this one is a bit more conceptual. If you read my blog, you know I often write about the principle of Minimalism. You might be asking, "Hey, Clever Girl! Isn't being prepared and storing stuff you *might* need some...read more
It's Day 19, and we're more than half-way through National Preparedness Month, and the Let's Get Prepared! Challenge! In Phase 1, we Assessed Our Risk. In Phase 2, we Created Our Plan. Phase 3 was about Gathering Our Preparations. So, great; you've to a plan and...read more
On Day 16 of our Let's Get Prepared! Challenge, we are talking about some of our most important possessions: our important paperwork and documentation. We focus on this for a few reasons: What if our home was damaged or destroyed? What if we had to leave our home...read more
On Day 15 of our Let's Get Prepared! Challenge, we're going to talk about a very important place to be prepared for emergencies: Our cars! Emergency kits for a car can help when you're facing a natural disaster (caught in a storm) or just plain experiencing car...read more
On Day 14 of our Let's Get Prepared! Challenge, we want to focus on those important items to keep in mind when you're forced to stay at home, sheltering-in-place, during or following a disaster. You may be sheltering in place because of something weather-related, like...read more
On Day 13 of our Let's Get Prepared! Challenge, we're continuing our discussion of emergency kits by focusing on First Aid kits.You can purchase a complete kit, or you can build your own. Let's talk about what should go into a kit, whether it is a complete one, that...read more
On Day 12 of our Let's Get Prepared! Challenge, we're entering Phase 3: Gather Your Preparations. Today, we start discussing what should go into an emergency kit. We're going to break the week up into separate topics, since there are a lot of different ways to think...read more
On Day 9 of our Let's Get Prepared! Challenge, we're going to spend some time talking about the special ones in our lives: kids, elderly, special needs and pets! When we're preparing for emergencies and any one of those are in the plan, we need to strategize a bit...read more
On Day 8 of our Let's Get Prepared! Challenge, we're focusing on the administrative side of having a plan: Making sure things are documented and insured. There are several steps you can take to get your knowledge in stronger shape, and your records in...read more
It's Day 7 of our Let's Get Prepared! Challenge, and we're in Phase 2: "Create Your Plan". Today, we're focusing on Communication Plans. A communication plan is an important tool to help everyone in your family know how to get and stay connected when an emergency...read more
On Day 6 of our Challenge, we're focusing on creating an Emergency Plan. Well, think of it as Emergency PlanS, with an "s". You might have to leave. You might have to stay in place. You need to think through both, right? Emergency plans need to consider a number of...read more
It is Day 5 of our Let's Get Prepared! Challenge, and we're entering Phase 2: Create Your Plan. This week we'll focus on a number of challenges that help us think about "what would I do if? " and start to sort through some of the answers, and get them on paper. ...read more