Although some people are naturally neat and organized, others are not. This article will give reasons why staying organized is important. It also will suggest two simple tips to help unorganized people stay organized.
It is especially important for preppers to stay organized. The more unorganized preppers are, the longer it takes them to quickly find an important piece of equipment such as a fire extinguisher. Seconds can mean the difference between life and death.
Being disorganized also is stressful. An event such as a power blackout will be stressful enough, and the additional stress from being disorganized will handicap families as they struggle to successfully respond to the power blackout. Accidents such as falls, for example, can occur when stressed out, sleep deprived family members trip over unorganized items and take serious falls.
Being organized will give preppers more space. Preppers could use the extra space to store more prepper equipment. Another way preppers could use the additional space would be to rent out a room, which would make it easier to build a financial nest egg. Still another use for the extra space would be to use it to start a small business at home.
Being disorganized in the house is bad enough, but being disorganized in a car is even worse. During a bug out, preppers need all the space they can get. Also, if they are not organized, they might not have time enough to find all of the important documents they should take with them.
Being disorganized can be dangerous. Possessions such as outdated newspapers and magazines are fire hazards and also can make a quick escape through windows or doors more difficult, thus trapping people inside of their burning houses. Such fires are more likely to occur during power blackouts when family members use candles and space heaters.
Even though organizing can be a complex topic, this article will discuss two simple tips that will help people become more organized. The first tip is to take about fifteen minutes each day to organize. When facing a big problem such as organizing all of one’s possessions, it is less stressful if the problem is broken up into smaller problems. Taking fifteen minutes a day to get organized will break up the overwhelming task of organizing into more manageable, fifteen minute periods.
The second tip is for people to avoid buying what they do not need and to get rid of what they no longer need. Credit card discipline can limit purchases, and Garage sales and the Salvation Army can help preppers to get rid of what they no longer need.
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