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My husband and I believe in storing extra in case of emergencies. You may be wondering what’s “extra”. Well, we have extra food of course but we also have extra things like laundry detergent, soaps, toothpaste, first aid supplies, lightbulbs, blankets, etc. If we have an extended emergency of any sort, we’ll have the supplies we need to manage well on our own. That’s called preparedness.
That said, we also live in a small house built in 1865. Back in 1865, they didn’t really need much storage space. They didn’t have the things we have today so they didn’t have reason to have a lot of closets, cupboards and storage options. Today isn’t 1865 though and I need storage.
Because we don’t have a lot of built in storage options like closets, I need furniture that also has storage possibilities like storage cabinets. No one will know that the wood nightstands in our bedroom actually have toothpaste and bath soap stored in them. They’re closed and no one can see what’s inside of them.
Our pantry is full of food that we have stored. Actually, it’s not an actual pantry, it’s really the back portion of a hallway that isn’t used. I works well as a pantry and is convenient to the kitchen when I need extra of something. I don’t really want to run upstairs to the bedroom every time I need an extra bag of powdered milk.
That being said, the pantry is getting full so we also have a cabinet in the livingroom that has overstock of peanut butter and coffee in it. Again, it’s closed and to the untrained eye it’s more decorative than useful. We know what’s there though. So how can you use your storage options to start stockpiling some extras in case of emergencies? You never know when you’ll be snowed in or have some other type of weather extreme. Are you prepared?
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.