While hurricane season is on its way out, you may be thinking about packing up your supplies and waiting for next year. When you’re packing up your items, there are some things you can do to prepare yourself for next year, so you aren’t in a panic when a storm arrives. Here are some things you should keep in mind when packing up:

Take Inventory: What did you have to use this year? Was anything damaged? When you’re storing items for next hurricane season, take note of any missing or damaged items. Pay special attention to small supplies, like candles, batteries, and matches. These things can get used up quickly and go unnoticed. Take stock and make a list of items that need to be replaced.

Test Items: Did you have to use your items this season? If you didn’t, it’s a good idea to check to make sure they’re still working, need to be charged, or if the batteries need to be replaced. If they don’t work, throw them out properly and make note of what needs to be replaced.

Check Expiration Dates: Is any food or supplies expired? Check the expiration and throw out any emergency foodstuffs that are past the date. Also, check bottled water to see how long you’ve had it. You can keep regular bottled water for two years. Flavored waters only do well for 9 months, so check and throw out if necessary.

By keeping your family prepared and stocked early, you can avoid major harm and focus on repairing any damages to your home. For quick and professional repairs, call DKI. Together, our experts will provide storm and flood restoration to your home and have it back to normal in no time.