*Thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this post; as always, all opinions are my own.
Since hurricane Fran made her appearance when I was in my 20s, I have always tried to be prepared for “life”. Before Fran came in, I watched my Mom prepare our home for the storm; and for the most part, she had almost everything we would need. From that time on, I decided that I would try my best to keep all our essentials stocked up. With my Walmart+ membership, I am able to get all my essentials delivered right to my doorstep for free ($35 order min. Restrictions apply.), which is saving me time and money!
I love that I can have big bulky items like water, paper towels, and toilet paper delivered to my doorstep. I don’t know of anyone who likes to lug that heavy stuff in and out of the cars, do you? About once a month I have these items delivered along with a few extra canned veggies, canned fruit, beans, rice, and comfort foods. Since these items stay in my favorites on the Walmart App, I can easily place an order when I want to add them to my pantry for my “extras”.
I would much rather have something that I will never need, rather than be in a position where I need something I don’t have. With that in mind, I had my brother look through my utility room and offer suggestions of things I might need if we had a storm and the power went out or items in general that I may need for everyday living. The first suggestion was any kind of straps or bungee cords…who knew?? Not me! HA! Below are some of the items he suggested for me to add to what I already had.
Items I Like To Keep On Hand; Just In Case
I always have a first-aid kit in my car and at home, and I really like this one for my car because it is smaller and easy to throw in a backpack or my glove compartment in the car. I have always kept a camping stove for emergencies, but my brother advised me to grab this one since mine was “a little too used”. When the kids were smaller, they loved “camping” in the backyard and using the stove for making smores, so mine was a little old. (The kids were never lacking in their imaginations back then, lol)
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I hope you enjoyed this post and it gives you a little inspiration for preparedness. I’d LOVE to hear what you girls are doing and your must-have staple items! Drop a comment below! And be sure to check out all the great benefits that come with your Walmart+ membership HERE, including the ones I talked about. If you haven’t already, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here and start enjoying all the great benefits!
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