The best way to store your emergency supplies is in large bins, that are labeled, and easily accessible. Stack them in your garage or back storage shed for easy access. It is also a great idea to have an individual backpack ready to go for each person in your family.
In the earthquake we went through, we could not find my glasses, because stuff was thrown all over our house. This was more traumatic for me than the earthquake, as stupid as that may sound.
We had a hard time locating shoes because all of our closets had emptied and shoes were buried. There was glass everywhere and it took my husband a lot of time to locate shoes for each of us in the dark. Now we leave shoes next to our bed for easy access and flashlights in our night stands.
Make a mental note of anything you can’t live without, like contact solution and an extra case, and have a spare stored in your emergency supplies kit. This is something that you could put in your individual backpacks. You will be so thankful because locating a tiny contact case in the midst of your entire bathroom mess in the dark, might put you over the edge in an emergency.
The most helpful food storage advice, is to make sure that each person in your home knows where emergency supplies are located. If there is an earthquake, and Mom is shopping, do the kids know where the emergency supplies are located?
Imagine having no phone service, damaged roads that might not allow you to reach home quickly, if at all! Can your kids make it before you get to them? Do you have a plan? Do they know close neighbors to go to?
Arrange these emergency preparedness plans before the actual emergency, and review them often. Emergencies happen to all of us. They are traumatic, but much less so with a great emergency preparedness plan, and an organized survival food storage plan that all family members know about!