The thought of a potential natural disaster impacting you and your loved ones can be overwhelming and unnerving, so it’s important to have a plan in place for peace of mind, and to ensure a better chance of a positive outcome in case you’re placed in such a situation. Here are some tips that are worth considering when preparing your space for any potential emergency.
To be as prepared as possible, having an easily accessible grab and go container like our Inabox Stackable Crates full of the absolute essentials is always a good idea. You can curate items that you would like to store, to get you through 72 hours – we’d recommend including drinking water, canned food and hygiene essentials. We recommend labelling your containers in case of emergency, saving you time and stress by being able to grab and go effectively.
Depending on the type of disaster you’ve been placed in, smart precautions are worth considering, including storing a minimum three-day lasting supply of non-perishable food and water (we also recommend double checking expiration dates and replacing items as needed to be safe). Equally as crucial is having a well-stocked basic first aid kit that includes bandages, gauze, antiseptic, and any prescription medications. Additionally, you can’t go wrong with a torch and radio with backup batteries in case your power or reception is taken out – this can help you stay informed with how things are going if your phone isn’t working.
Lastly, it’s advised to store a change of clothes and important documents in a dry and water-resistant container. These documents could include birth certificates, passports, insurance policies and any other important documents or notes such as phone numbers of family members, friends and emergency services in case your phone fails you. Storing these documents and clothes in an IP65 water and dust resistant container like our Inabox Heavy Duty Storage Containers is a great option to ensure your valuables are protected and easily accessible without damage. Try to have extra cash on you at all times in case of a power outages and if ATMs stop working, so you’ll still have access to some of your funds.
While a natural disaster or general emergency may not always seem very likely, it’s wise to have a basic level of preparedness just in case, so you have your personal goods, belongings and emergency kits properly stored if the worst scenario is occurring.
And there you have it. We hope these handy tips have helped to give you some ideas on how best to prepare for your safety and well-being. Remember to check your supplies regularly and replace any expired items. For more storage tips, tricks and ideas, visit our blog or follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.