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I would encourage you to do something every week to help with your personal preparedness. Learn something, buy something, teach something or do something. Doing a little each week will pay off .

Friday, January 16, 2009

Deep Cleaning Our House

Pix before - boxes just piled on top of each other.
Pix after - plastic buckets I picked up at garage sales and clearance sales. So much more room - gave me the ability to put all our non food items in another location all together and a different place than our food storage. It will be so much easier to track and rotate.

This really doesn't seem like something that fits into preparedness, but it really does.
Several years ago there were about 8 families in our neighborhood that did a 3 day without water/electricty experiment. It was fascinating and the things we learned were amazing.
One of those things was about clutter.
After about a day of not having conviences the clutter drove everyone nuts. I can see why the pioneers lived so simply. My house isn't cluttered in the living area's. But the storage area's tend to get this way. After when we evaluated, every person made this comment on their form independent of the other participants.
If I could offer some advice on your preparedness, things to do list. It would be to go through your house and room by room declutter and dejunk it now. That is what I am doing this winter. I am decluttering.
So far I have moved the water, redone the non food storage room - items like TP, personal care, etc., cleaned up the holiday room, dejunked a bedroom downstairs, redone my Christmas storage, now I am working on the family room. Then the storage area and our food storage room. The basement needs it the most so that is where I have started and where I will be for the next few weeks.

1 comment:

Berky said...

Paula "Buckets of alcohol hand sanitizer to wash hands??
1. That's great if you want to go up in flames.
2. Alcohol hand sanitizers don't clean the hands. In fact, they don't kill germs on hands that are soiled/dirty. You'd need to wash first, and if you wash, there's no need for hand sanitizer.
4. If wanting a hand sanitizer, there are alcohol-free products that are equally effective i.e. killing germs. Brands such as Soapopular, Hy5, and others.. they use the same active ingredient as Bactine antiseptic.
Rinse free, alcohol-free, fragrance free and dye free. See for product info, or for facts on the topic, go to