How to be Ready for a Home Emergency

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Being an adult isn’t easy. While you don’t have anyone telling you when to go to bed or limiting your candy intake, it’s not all exciting. One of the worst bits of life as an adult is dealing with all the hassle that seems to come with it. Unfortunately, things often go wrong, stuff can sometimes break, and life happens. As an adult you’ve then got to figure out the best way to handle these situations. This can be really stressful. When an unexpected issue comes out of nowhere, you may feel like ignoring it. But with no one else to handle the issue, you’re going to need to take care of it yourself. So, how do you deal with life’s unexpected problems? Here’s a few tips to help you prepare for the unexpected. Have a read through, and hopefully, next time an issue strikes you’ll be able to take it all in your stride:

Take a Breath

When an issue strikes, you first have to do the simplest thing of all; take a breath. Pause for a moment before you do anything else. Give yourself a few minutes to think before you act. Clearing your head and giving yourself some space is really so powerful. You’ll then have the chance to act logically. Panicking is just the worst thing you can do when an issue strikes. The more you panic, the less you can think logically about your issue. 

In that moment of calm, think what you’d like to happen in this situation. Next, think about what you can do to make this happen. You’ll be surprised at how effective that one moment of calm is. You should then have a better idea of what action you should take. 

Know Who to Call

Knowing who to call when an unexpected event strikes is priceless. Maybe you’re faced with a major leak in your bathroom, or you’re locked out of the house. Whatever your emergency is, being prepared is going to make it easier to handle. Storing the numbers of a plumber, electrician, and emergency locksmith in your phone is super helpful. 

A home lockout is going to be a whole lot easier if you know who to call right away. The same applies to a plumbing emergency. You’ll be left with a whole lot less damage if you can call someone immediately. 

So, how do you know who to call? Which numbers should you store in your phone? First up, ask for personal recommendations. Friends, family, and neighbors may be able to recommend tradespeople they’ve used. Next, check that they’re bonded and insured. Then, be sure to look at verified testimonials and reviews. Then, when an issue strikes, you’ll know exactly who to call. 

No one likes to find themselves faced with an unexpected issue. This can really ruin your day. But being as ready as you can for these problems is a great idea. You may not be able to stop them, but you can make them easier to handle.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Vinnny Broun
Vinnny Broun
8 months ago

so cool!