Many common factors in life serve as a precautionary reason for us to load up on emergency supplies. To compound to the daily stresses we experience, the anxiety brought about by “Doomsday Preppers” and the likes of that culture only adds to the fear. In these times wherein people live with the fear of total havoc and as a result stockpile emergency supplies in underground bunkers and more commonly- storage units, it’s important to follow proper rules and guidelines in doing so to assure efficiency. Whether you want to utilize a storage unit to stock up on emergency supplies for a zombie apocalypse or just another emergency, follow this guide by Storage Depot and partner up with any of the Retail Centers soon.
Organizing your supplies is the first and most important task on this checklist. The most viable option for containers would be to choose sealable heavy-duty tubs. To finish this off- remember to opt for easy-to-read and highly visible labeling- preferably with bright coloring. When organizing your items, remember to put essential items towards the front such as first- aid kits and emergency fuel. Stack containers up with heavy tubs at the bottom. When stocking up on food products, it would be a good idea to consider shelf- life and expiration dates to have easy access to foods and supplies that need to be used first. Remember to cycle through perishable products and check quality at least twice a year. When selecting storage units for these products, a temperature regulated unit would be ideal. However, considering the durability of your items, opting for a more basic unit could also be more efficient. Remember to consult a team member at Storage Depot for advice on the most suitable amenities that can be used for the task at hand.
If you have never stockpiled on emergency supplies, a good place to start would be to start with a list of categorized supplies. Group your items with personal belongings that include any personal medical supplies like emergency prescriptions, contacts, and glasses, a convenient amount of clothing, towels and more. Make sure to have a space for important documents such as copies of licenses, birth certificates, important legal contracts, and other vital items. To assure further safety for these documents, consider laminating them and storing them in sealed envelopes. Make sure to seal bank account information and any financial documents in a safe. Keep a category for first- aid and medical supplies that include bandages, betadine, and peroxide, aspirin and more. Keeping more basic toiletries such as toothbrushes and mouthwash would be convenient for this group as well.
For first time preppers, a list of essential supplies also include flashlights, garbage bags, gloves, cleaning supplies and more. Keep in mind that when stocking up emergency supplies, it is important to factor in time when considering retrieving these items. This factor will predict how items are organized in your storage.