Have you thought about our personal hygiene after a disaster or emergency? There would be a number of things we might need. I like to store extra toothbrushes and toothpaste. Yep, that is one thing I would not like to have to share with anyone else. I want my own toothbrush and tube of toothpaste. You might laugh, but in an emergency or unforeseen disaster, I am picturing popping lots of popcorn to share with everyone. Yep, this is why we need floss. Razors, let’s be realistic here, it would probably be on the bottom of the list. But some people might want to shave. Who knows…if so, I am prepared with a few extras for those who might need them.
We all know we need toilet paper, hand soap, and shampoo. You can make your own or buy some extras for the storage pantry. I’ve determined I won’t make my own toilet paper (update-I am making family cloth), but have made soap for home use. If we watch the sales we can get these products for next to nothing, or at a very discounted price. Dollar type stores are great for these sorts of products. Coupons help as well because I usually always get my stuff for pennies on the dollar, so to speak. Yep, it’s all about personal hygiene.
Next, I wanted to show those items that might be needed each month for some people. Here’s the deal…I don’t know about you but we are not pioneers…these items will be needed by lots of women. BUT, they can also be used for pressure pads if someone is bleeding from a deep cut or wound. Yep, these puppies are good for more than one thing.
Okay, I was making some homemade monthly pads or pads that can be used for so many things. I took some 3 ply pre-folded diapers 20 inches by 14 inches and cut them in half. I started serging the pieces I had cut in half. Man, those can be used for so many things besides a girl’s monthly issues. Cloth bandages, small slings, etc. The great thing is that we can re-use them. I know it probably sounds gross, but I am sure some people would love to have these. Just saying…. please note I realize the products above might have some chemicals that might not be acceptable to a lot of people…but I am storing them anyway. It’s about personal hygiene.
You can use these cloth diapers for so many things.
I know for sure I would have a stash of diapers. These can be cloth diapers and I did find some waterproof pants to go with them. I would stock up on some extra disposable diapers as well. It’s all about personal hygiene for the babies and toddlers in our life, be it family, friends or neighbors. I have been at homes I am visiting and the little ones are there and they are totally out of diapers….wow. What if all the roads are shut down? What if the stores where you normally buy disposable diapers are cleared out in an unforeseen disaster? Something to think about. Grab an extra package. I would also buy some cloth diapers, waterproof pants, and safety pins. My kids were raised with cloth diapers. It might sound gross…but we did not have disposable diapers. They worked great too!