Saturday, May 19, 2012

Making Kits

So much to blog about.  What should it be today?

Making kits?
My weird financial happenings?
Finding what you need for free?
I found it on the side of the road?

I think I will choose the first one.  Making Kits.

What do I mean by making kits?  Well, I mean that when I have several items that go together for
a purpose I put them all together and find a nice case or bag to put them all in so I always have everything organized and ready for when I need it.

Kits I have put together recently:

Nebulizer Kit
Machine, mask, hoses, several vials of each medication, paper towels

Willoughby's Allergy Kit
Apple cider vinegar/honey cough remedy in a baby food jar, apple cider vinegar/honey cough medicine in a small spray bottle, cypress/lavendar oil spray for his chest, a jar of raw local honey, cetirizine, nasal aspirator, tissues, chopped garlic in olive oil (for his ears) two droppers and a medicine cup.

This kit is very important when I am traveling... it helps so much to have all of that stuff in one spot.
For this kit I used one of my similac breast milk toting bags.

Willoughby's Inhaler Kit
baby chamber, mask, inhaler, Dr's note
For this I used one of my similac breast milk toting bags

My Make Up Kit
all the stuff I need all neat and clean and new and tidy.  I just got a brand new brush set and it is in it's own case, but that case fits into my makeup case perfectly.
For this I found a mini-cooler from the Good Will.

Emergency Kit  (this one needs work)
I have one for hurricanes and evacuations... this one has been dismantled a bit.
coffee, filters, and just the drip part of the coffee maker (you can boil water and drip it into individual cups,) baby wipes, condoms, games for Willough, batteries, various flash lights, I am going to work on a phone list from my case I have to call someone from a land line without my phone, band aids, alcohol wipes, snacks, medication for my family if there is medication needed, duct tape,  etc.
For this I have a big plastic bin with a cover.
The following article inspired me to make one of these and it freaked me out!

Travel Kit
This kit is always packed.  I don't have to put a bunch of toilet items together before I travel as they are always assembled in my travel kit.  I have been doing this for 25 years and it is so nice to just put that kit right in my travel bag.

My Diaper Bag

Doesn't every Mom have one of these?

Diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, extra clothes, sun block, poop barrier, snacks, sippy cup, bubbles,
bags for yucky diapers, hand sanitizer wipes, children's pain medicine.  (The stuff in this bag changes with the age of the child.)

Willouhgby's Non- Dairy kit for school and visiting other households

Coconut milk, Ghee(butter substitute), cracker snacks with no dairy, and anything special that other kids might be having that he will want... coconut ice cream, non- dairy cheese etc. Oh and don't forget the cold pack.  This is a regular square lunch cooler with an over the shoulder strap.

In my purse I always carry two small wooden trains for Willoughby. Thomas and Percy (in my pursey.)

In my purse I have a technology kit... it has my hard drive plus cables, the outlet plug for my phone and the cable to connect my phone to the plug and the computer.  This has it's own little zipper case to protect it from impact and purse dirt.

I have a travel microphone kit that goes with my computer for traveling for those VO auditions I don't want to miss when I am on the road.

I have a lunch kit with a thermal bag, forks knives, spoons and Corning Ware with a rubbarized cover.

Having all these things together is so helpful when you are so busy as I am.  Each kit has a specific place to live in our house so it is always ready when I need it.

I also have a little square zipper bag  and a plastic box that has a handle for Willoughby and when we are going somewhere for a day or a weekend he gets to pick out track and trains to put in each bag... we count the trains and the track and take a picture so we know what to return home with.  We do this with his other toys too.

I have more of these to put together as well.

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