13 Things To Make Life Easier During A Power Outage
At the beginning of September, I spent 6 days without power. Hurricane Dorian made his way through Atlantic Canada and took our electricity out with him. Luckily everyone in my area was safe and only minor damage had been done to the neighbourhood.
Knowing this hurricane was coming I had time to prepare. Our local power company predicted this storm could leave us without power for approximately 3 days. They suggested stocking up on food/water, have a first aid kit ready, and to make sure we had flashlights and candles handy as well.
We live in a world where we have become very dependent on electricity for our basic needs and it wasn't until I went 6 days without power that I realized how much I rely on it. There were certain items I had ready for the power outage and of course, there were items that I wish I had.
Last week they were predicting another storm that could have taken out the power again. Luckily that didn't happen, but it did inspire me to get a list ready for you guys.
I have come up with a list of items that can make your life much easier if the power goes out for an extended amount of time. If you don't own a power generator than consider this list next time a heavy storm is coming your way. If you lose power it's better to be over-prepared than under.
1. Your Water Situation
4. What About The Food In My Fridge/Freezer?
5. Get Some Baking/Snack Prepping Done
6. Holiday Decorations
7. Fairy Lights
10. Get Your Wash Done Ahead of Time
12. Handheld Fans
This is my list of things to consider if there's a possibility of a power outage heading your way. Don't forget to check with your local power company for their power outage recommendations.
Do you have anything that helps make your life easier when the power goes out? Let me know in the comments below.