30 Days to Better Preparedness. Day 29. Inventory and organisation.
This is my worst area! I have made big improvements though over the last few months. Assuming we have stocked our pantries and built up our freezers( and other areas like medical, laundry etc.) we need to know what we have and how much we have. We really need to be able to lay our hands on things as we need them without having to send out a search party.
My recent craft room clean up helped a lot. I have all sewing and mending things labelled. I have a special place for all batteries. My various designated areas have helped me a lot ie animal pantry is all in one place. Mainly grouping things together and storing them in a place that makes sense simplifies things. My freezer is my last battle ground as far as my inventory goes. I do have a list of ready meals. Also as I have four freezers (two are part fridge) they each are designated to a theme, ie one is just breads. Another is just meat. A half freezer is just veggies. So I can kind of see how I am going with these areas.
Organisation is kind of comforting. You know where you are. I have realised I can supply everyone with toothbrushes for years and can stop with the toothbrushes! I know we are ok for soap for eternity.
Your emergency supplies and first aid items need to be easy and fast to grab. No searching in an emergency! We also think it will be us looking for something and we know where it is. But what if it is you or me that needs help and our husbands or someone else is looking for something? We need some labelling and having others know how our system works. Andy can't find a car in a garage so I need to pay attention to labelling. haha!
We are nearly at the end of our thirty days. I think something like inventory is a project that takes some time. But if we can get the ball rolling and increase our organisation it will place us in a better position. It will also reveal any holes in our supplies that need to be addressed.
See you tomorrow for our finally day! xxx