Nine kits every home should have

The Stain Removal Kit A kit containing white vinegar, baking powder, nail polish remover and liquid soap is vital.

The Stain Removal Kit

A kit containing white vinegar, baking powder, nail polish remover and liquid soap is vital. When a cloth is stained, it is best to soak it there and then. Dry stains are hard to remove.

The Office Survival Kit

It sucks to spill coffee on yourself before a big meeting, or to suddenly split the seam of your pants on your lunch break. This kit should have a needle, thread and stain remover.

The Sick Day Kit

Getting sick stinks, but it’s even worse when you suddenly realize you have no supplies.

Sometimes, one doesn’t always have to go to the doctor, you need to carry some pain killers, plasters, some antiseptic powder…you never know when you are going to need it. 

The Traditional Go Bag

As the name implies, a traditional go bag is a single bag you can walk out of your house with in case of an emergency. The bag should have survival supplies to keep you fed for at least 72 hours – do not forget copies of important documents in waterproof containers (photos, IDs, insurance papers, etc). You will need an extra set of house/ car keys, bottled water and some snacks.

The Tech Go Bag

While a basic survival style go bag is great for the majority of people, those who rely on technology to get things done need a different set of tools. I’m talking about chargers (laptop, phone, tablets, etc), surge protector, USB cables and hard drives.

The Household Kit

Whether you own or rent a house, things can go horribly wrong in a second. What if a drain pipe explodes and there is water everywhere, or a crack of thunder rattles a chandelier loose? While a basic tool kit is great (see above) in most situations, it’s not always enough. Sometimes you need to patch things up to survive long enough for real repair. Here’s what you’ll need:

All of your appliance manuals (including how/where to turn off gas and water),duct tape, tool kit (see above),plungers and rags plus buckets.

First Aid Kit

Everyone needs a basic first aid kit in the house. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, a first aid kit should include: acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin, cough suppressant, antihistamine, decongestants, ipecac, bandages, safety pins, gauze and tape, scissors, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointments, hydrogen peroxide, cold packs and tweezers.

 

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