How to Organize for the Storm
Look over this list to make sure you are prepared.
Local professional organizer Darla DeMorrow of HeartWork Organizing just posted a blog post on how to be prepared for a major storm event:
My family lives just outside of Philadelphia, and we’re feeling the first effects of FrankenStorm this morning. I pray that you are ready, that you’ve gotten through all of your preparations, and you stay safe.
You’ve ready all the great hurricane preparedness advice out there. I hope you’ve already:
-Battened down your hatches
-Made your last milk and bread run with the other crazies at the store
-Found your batteries and flashlights.
Here are some other things that you can do today to get organized for this storm and the next one.
Head to the basement. You either have a water tight basement or not. Today would be a great day to organize the basement, but more importantly, pull storage shelves away from walls where water might breach. Even if you can’t see it, most unfinished basement walls are moist or very high humidity in weather like this. If you do get water occasionally, then make sure your stuff is in a dry area and check to be sure your sump pump and battery backup, if you are lucky enough to have one, is working properly.
Raise stored items up off the floor. If you don’t have shelving units already, use old paint cans, bricks, or plastic tubs to get at-risk items up off the floor.
Raise electrical cords up off the floor six inches or more. If you do get water, you will have to worry less about the water being electrically charged.