Rather than write 49 more entries for this goal, I’m going to add them in groups to avoid spamming my entries list with short little things. Starting from #2:
2.A good set of pots and pansGot ‘em! Check!
I was looking for a nice 10-piece set and was leaning toward nonstick. My mother surprised me yesterday, however, with a housewarming gift: a $200 set of All-Clad stainless steel pots and pans. I’m excited, because even though it’s the lower end Emeril set, All-Clad is a really nice brand. And they’re stainless steel! Here’s hoping I learn how to cook rather than mess the pans all up.
3.A mini tool kitGot it! Check!
At the very least, I need a hammer, a set of screwdrivers, a wrench, and a tape measure. If something breaks, I really need to be able to fix it or at least mend it in a way that I can continue on until I call the super. I’ve got a little kit, compliments of my step father, that I am keeping in the shelf of my hall closet. Even if I don’t end up using the things in there, just having them there makes me feel more self-sufficient.
4.First-Aid materials I’m workin’ on it!
I hurt myself a lot, so I need to have these things on hand rather than needing to stumble to the pharmacy. Right now I have pain killers, tweezers, band-aids, and Neosporin. I need more items from the following link: http://www.survival-center.com/firstaid/kit.htm plus a new ankle brace.
5.Organizers I’m workin’ on it!
I am a messy (but not dirty) person. It is hard for me to avoid clutter. I think it would be easier, though, if I had a specific place for everything. The apartment has lots of closet space, so that is a perfect opportunity to have things organized and out of sight. I started on this yesterday by buying a shoe organizer—not the kind you hang on your closet door but the kind that goes on your floor. I’ll continue this with containers, both for foodstuffs but also for items.
6.An emergency box
I can think of a few kinds of emergencies that I need to be prepared for. At the very least, I should have a flashlight in there, some water, and some dry foodstuff. But I also need to have some money-
perhaps $200 and a roll of quarters-and a metrocard with $10 on it. I’ll put a list of important numbers and addresses in there also. My thinking is that with that box, I’ll be able to see in the dark, won’t starve or die of thirst right away, and can get out of the neighborhood on foot, by public transportation, or by taxi…. with some money in my pocket if I need it. 5 years ago