The recent winter storms in Texas have us thinking, once again, about emergency preparedness. In home organizing, we often talk about decluttering first, about keeping only the things you need, about simplifying... People often are concerned - where is the line between being prepared and hoarding? How much do I actually need?
These are very personal questions, and the answers often change over time based on our personal needs. Where do you live and what types of events are more likely to occur in your area? What are the personal health and safety needs of your family? For example, a family member with celiac disease will need special gluten free food and a baby taking formula will need distilled water, so having some extra on hand is important for those individuals.