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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Save Time and Stress by Staying Organized for Snow Days

Saving Time and Stress by Staying Organized for Snow Days @1-2-3GetOrganized.comMarch can pack some of the heaviest snowfalls of the entire season! One thing nice about living in Montana is that snow is such a common occurrence that no one panics over it. When we lived in the DC area, an inch or two would send the entire region into a tizzy, resulting in store-length lines for milk, bread and toilet paper!

Wherever you live, if you have the potential for snow, beat the stress by being prepared! Keep a container of milk and a loaf of bread in your freezer. Make sure you get milk that has a screw-on top (not the pop off type). Before you freeze the milk, pour out a little so it has room to freeze and expand without splitting the container.

Also, keep on hand some "emergency foods" that you constantly replenish each time you shop, including toilet paper. Include some food that does not require cooking, just in case the power goes out. Check your ice melt and make sure your snow shovel is in working order.

The result? When the rest of the area is panicking, you can gloat in your preparedness! Maybe even do some snow-day baking! 

More on preparedness:
Clutter Lessons We Can Learn from Woodpeckers
Get Your House in Order - A Great Wintertime Project
Prepare for the Unexpected - Winterizing Tips