Sunday, October 29, 2006

Are you ready for a disaster?

At the NAPO-SFBA (National Association of Professional Organizers - San Francisco Bay Area) conference yesterday, speaker JoAnn Scordino (an expert in the field of emergency preparedness) reminded us all how important it is to be prepared. Be prepared for more than 72 hours, she said - be prepared for at least a week.

And there was a neat product on display: the new Grab-N-Go Box, designed to make it easy to grab your most important papers if you have to leave your home because of a fire or other emergency.

Update on Jan. 20, 2011: The Grab-N-Go Box I mentioned is no longer being sold, but you might want to consider the PortaVault from Securita.

1 comment:

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