We want to protect our family.
So we TRY to be prepared.
On everything we might possibly need
IF an accident happened.
And this seems sensible.
The right thing to do.
BUT before we know it.
We’ve got a First Aid box FULL of no longer sterile dressings, expired remedies and gunged up antiseptics.
But can NEVER actually find a useful sized plaster when we need one!!!
So today we’re going to get back to basics.
AND just keep the few things we will use.
If you’re following along with my quick daily declutter, read on. BUT if you’re new do hop back and read how just 10 things can help you declutter easily.
Just 10 Things – First Aid Kit
As always we’ll stick to the just 10 things rules:
- Take 5 minutes or so, 15 minutes max
- Focus on first aid kit items
- Open our eyes to all the expired stuff
- And without yanking it out
- Spot any we’re ready to let go
Keeping our eyes peeled for grotty, expired …
- Antiseptic cream
- Antiseptic liquid
- Antiseptic wipes
- Triangular bandage
- Crepe bandages
- Dressing tape
Now obviously we do want to be prepared.
But most of us don’t live remotely.
And even if we go camping are in easy reach of medical assistance.
So IF we do need more than a plaster we can make do.
Until we get that help.
Without putting anyone at risk.
Our ancient, expired first aid kit won’t help anyway.
AND simple basics like big white hankies or wash clothes – that do NOT expire – and a bottle of water will be much more useful for making do.
And you know what?
Simple basics win out over AND over.
Whether it’s our first aid kit or our clothes or food or cleaning stuff or tools or toys.
And it IS these things that help us make do in ALL sorts of different ways that we need to make space for in our home and in our lives.
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