8 Essentials for Your Office Emergency Kit

The rainy season is finally here, and that means we have to prepare for flooding, way more stressful traffic jams, and possible blackouts. Because of these, we might find ourselves stuck in the office for hours, making office emergency kits a necessity. But what exactly do you need to pack in your emergency kit? Take note of these essentials:

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Photo by Jessica C via Flickr

1. Flashlight

It’s good to always have a light source, more so when blackouts could happen at any moment. Make sure your flashlight has a fresh set of batteries, and keep a few extra ones on hand just in case.

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Photo by Darron Birgenheier via Flickr

2. First aid kit

Store band aids (good for feet blisters due to your newly bought heels), tablets of medicines (the basic ones such as paracetamol and ibuprofen), mentholated balm (when dizziness strikes), betadine, cotton, and gauze.

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Photo by cell105 via Flickr

3. Power bank

Communication is very, very important, especially when you’re working. Invest in a power bank that’s small yet can last long, so youcan keep in touch no matter what.

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Photo by Vernon Chan via Flickr

4. Sewing kit

You’ll never know when you’re going to encounter a fashion emergency, so make sure you have a sewing kit with you at all times. Stash needles, a pair of scissors, and thread in a pouch, so you won’t lose time locating things whenever you need them.

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Photo by 190.arch (aka bymamma190) via Flickr

5. Safety pins

Your pants too loose? Your bag’s zipper broke? Need to put two ends together? Make sure you have safety pins on hand for these emergencies.

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Photo by Konstantin Lazorkin via Flickr

6. A bag of toiletries

Remember those travel-sized toiletries they give away as samples? Save them for your emergency kit. Stash mini me versions of your favorite shampoo, soap, lotion, and toothpaste. Don’t forget to include a toothbrush and an alcohol or sanitizer as well.

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Photo by Charlie Baker via Flickr

7. Water

It’s important to stay hydrated at all times! Make sure you have a gallon of water for drinking, and have a refillable container on hand so you’re always ready for refills.

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Photo by Danny Howard via Flickr


8. A multi-purpose tool

Invest in a handy multi-purpose tool, like an army knife. These tiny gadgets are particularly handy, as most come with a screwdriver, a knife, a wire stripper, and even a nail file.

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Photo by Joe Loong via Flickr

 

Build your own office emergency kit now and breeze in every single day, worrying less because from the morning until the end of the day, you know you’re well-equipped and ready. That’s what a modern Filipina is, anyway.

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