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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.