Occasionally, people without their own blogs will send me their Works-For-Me Wednesday tips via e-mail. You're more than welcome to do this (though I can't guarantee I'll be able to publish them here)--and, as always, you're also welcome to leave your WFMW tips in the comment section. This week Sarah in Missouri sent me this very timely tip. As a fellow Tornado-Alley dweller who has spent much time hunkered in closets with cranky children, I thought this was great:
In preparation for some severe weather predicted for this evening I packed a clear plastic bag (the zippered variety that bedding comes in) with bottles of water, a bottle for the baby, formula, pacifier, goldfish crackers, books, crayons, coloring book, etc. and placed it at the top of our basement steps. I also made sure that there was a clear path to our "safe place" in the basement and placed an old comforter in a trash bag nearby for us to sit on while we wait for the all-clear. I feel so much better already knowing that if we have a tornado warning late at night or during the day when my husband is gone I don't have to worry about collecting all of these items from all over the house- I can just grab my kids and head downstairs.
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