Occasionally, people without their own blogs will send me their Works-For-Me Wednesday tips via e-mail. You’re more than welcome to do this (though I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to publish them here)–and, as always, you’re also welcome to leave your WFMW tips in the comment section. This week Sarah in Missouri sent me this very timely tip. As a fellow Tornado-Alley dweller who has spent much time hunkered in closets with cranky children, I thought this was great:
In preparation for some severe weather predicted for this evening I packed a clear plastic bag (the zippered variety that bedding comes in) with bottles of water, a bottle for the baby, formula, pacifier, goldfish crackers, books, crayons, coloring book, etc. and placed it at the top of our basement steps. I also made sure that there was a clear path to our "safe place" in the basement and placed an old comforter in a trash bag nearby for us to sit on while we wait for the all-clear. I feel so much better already knowing that if we have a tornado warning late at night or during the day when my husband is gone I don’t have to worry about collecting all of these items from all over the house- I can just grab my kids and head downstairs.
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