Investing Time To Save Time – Week 2 – Car and Purse Kits
Think back on all the times you were out and about and wished you had a Band-Aid, scissors, flashlight, hand lotion, sunscreen, ice pack or other necessities that are needed only in emergencies. If you invest a little time up front arming your car and purse with emergency supplies, you will not only save time and avert disasters; you might become someone’s hero! I remember when I was at softball practice and one of the ladies got hit in the nose with the ball. I quickly ran to the car, opened my emergency supply kit, got a travel ice pack out, ran back to the field and held it on her nose. Her nose turned purple before everyone’s eyes, so she was whisked away to the hospital. The point is, how often have you thought to yourself that if you only had this or that, what a big help it would be? Another time, I was at the park with my 3 children when my youngest screamed out in pain. She had stepped on a bee with her bare foot. Again, I ran to the car, got out the bee sting kit and took care of it.
All too often, we aren’t willing to invest time in what matters most. It’s so hard to see what isn’t in front of us. Start a list at the beginning of the week writing down everything you can think of that would make your life a little easier or that you have needed in the past and haven’t had on hand. Then, set aside a day to do a complete shopping trip. Stock up on everything you wrote on your list. When you get home, make up a car box that always stays in the car and a purse kit to have with you at all times.
Here’s a partial list to get you started:
|FOR YOUR CAR BOX
|FOR YOUR PURSE – Most of these items should come in sample sizes
|If you purchase one of these kits below, you might need to add a couple of things.|
DISCLAIMER: This article is the opinion of Susie Glennan and The Busy Woman. We are not professionals or experts in the area of emergency preparedness. This is in no way a full or complete list. You should read your local Government website or contact them if you want professional information for your area.
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