Posted By IOTeam

   September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). It's the time of year when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reminds us to "be prepared." We say:  "Think about it ... what would YOU grab if you have to dash out the door in a minute's notice?"

   We asked a few people: "What happened with you (mentally & physically) when you experienced a disaster or emergency or catastrophe situation?" 

  • Nancy said her immediate reaction was panic and confusion when she heard the storm warning sirens.
  • Sam shared that he felt dazed and couldn't focus when his wife fell and broke her hip.
  • Paula admitted she was scared and lost control when her neighborhood was engulfed by a blazing fire.

   On the contrary, a calm, automatic reaction for Nancy, Sam and Paula would be to reach for his/her "Grab & Go Bag." In this bag are their Very Important Papers and People (contacts). As professional organizers, we help folks to create this Go Bag in one-on-one sessions and our webinar "Organizing Your Vital Documents." Clients discover that when there's a "system" in place, stress is eliminated. We advise them to include in the Go Bag: Wills, Health Care Proxy, Powers of Attorney, Insurance Policies and more.

   The LifeinCase tote is the perfect document organizing solution! This portable caddy makes a perfect Grab & Go Bag. It's durable, water-resistant, lightweight and holds 500-sheets. With five tabbed folders, there are checklists that suggest 10 vital documents in major categories: Medical, Personal, Financial, Estate & Property. Related information can be added, as well. 

   Far too often, we all see devastating disasters and heartbreaking emergencies reported in the news. "It's better to be safe than sorry" is always the moral of these stories. Are YOU prepared? Avoid confusion and stress by creating a "Grab & Go Bag" along with a Disaster Plan. Do it now, BEFORE you need it. When an emergency occurs, your thoughts and energy can then be focused on taking care of yourself and others around you. When you know what to do, it's much easier to stay calm. Remember practicing fire drills in school? They taught you to be prepared by knowing what to do.

   The principals of Island Organizers are Donna D. McMillan and Karen L. Simon. Their expertise delivers organizing and productivity services to manage time, space, paperwork and digital information. 808-943-2053 & 310-391-7392

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