Overnight Emergency Kit

Overnight Emergency Kit
If you haven’t read, Why you should always Trust your Mommy Instinct, take a step back to our baby having surgery back in November 2014. That incident was what sparked me to create my “emergency kit” as I like to call it. I realized, that if my husband had been out of the country for work at the time, I would have not had a “kit” readily available. I would have had to walk a friend through my house and my bathroom to find things I needed for an unexpected stay at the hospital. As it was, I had to list out what I wanted and send my husband home to get them…and he still had to call to find things, and to remember my list. It was a good thing it was him rummaging through my stuff though, as I would have been embarrassed if I had to send a friend to my house.
So, once the whole ordeal was over and we were home safely, I realized I needed a plan. I needed to create a kit that was all put together and readily accessible to anyone I sent to my house, including my husband. It was only a few days later that I was browsing our local stores for travel-size items and a bag to put them in.
Overnight emergency kit- travel products are the best Here is a list of what is in my kit, and a few things I think would be a great optional addition:
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Gel (my hair is CURLY and in need of these items!)
  • Hairspray (my hair is CURLY and in need of these items!)
  • Deodorant
  • Contact Solution
  • Contact case
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair Brush
  • Wet wipes (maybe a bit TMI, but hospital toilet paper sucks…)
  • Hair ties
Most of these items I found in the travel section! They are not only perfect size to travel with, they are perfect and inexpensive to make this kit! A few additional optional items I think would be a great addition are as follows:
  • Spare set of contacts (just in case!)
  • Extra cell phone wall charger
  • Book or crossword puzzle
  • Feminine hygiene products (stress can set off an unexpected lady issue!)
  • Toilet Paper (if your bag is big enough and allows this)
  • Cash (for early morning/late night coffee shop/snack bar in the lobby runs or room service)
  • Hand sanitizer (you can find this in the travel section as well)
My kit has the bare necessities, but I am thinking about adding a few extra items that I listed above, since I have a little bit of extra room in my bag. All I have to do is tell someone where my bag is, and have them grab my eyeglasses/case and I am set.
Overnight Emergency Kit - Easy to grab and go
 Are you prepared? What would you add to an emergency kit?
Until Next Time,
The Not-So-Single Mom

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14 Comments

  1. Such a great idea! I need to put one together and leave it somewhere my husband could find. Thank you for the suggestion.
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    1. The Not-So-Single Mom

      Anytime! I love sharing little hacks that can make anyones life easier!

  2. THis is a great suggestion, especially for us living in a hurricane zone still!
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    1. The Not-So-Single Mom

      Yes! Hurricane, hospitals, etc. This is GREAT to have on hand for any type of emergency and you can make one for each member of the family if you choose! Just remember to update for growing children’s needs =)

  3. What a great idea – especially the charger for the cell phone! In addition to the wall charger, I would maybe include a portable charger and it’s cord as well. I agree – I might be too embarrassed to ask a friend to rummage through my bathroom for stuff!
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    1. The Not-So-Single Mom

      Thats a great idea, I don’t have a portable charger yet. And I agree, sending a friend, now matte how close are, to rummage through our maser bathroom could be very embarrassing! 🙂

  4. This is an excellent idea. My daughter was taken to the hospital at 9 days old, and I had to do just that—tell my husband what to pick up for me. Good post!
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    1. The Not-So-Single Mom

      Wow 9 days! At 9 days I am not sure my hospital bags were unpacked yet! Crazy! I am so glad I shared this, it’s def a great idea!

  5. This really is a great idea! I can think of plenty of situations (unfortunately) where this really would have came in handy.

    1. The Not-So-Single Mom

      This will definitely make life easier the next time…I am sure we will all have times where this will be very handy!

  6. What a great idea. My husband would be clueless! Haha I may need to make one of these 🙂

    1. The Not-So-Single Mom

      Yes…mine had to call and ask where some of the things were that I needed, as well as some clothes I wanted to change into for bed time. Maybe one day I will gram a slightly bigger bag and add in some “comfy clothes” and under garments too, just in case!

  7. I’ve been working on a list of things for a to go bag. I’m always off to do an interview or a TV spot and seem to be gathering things at the last minute. Great list.
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    1. The Not-So-Single Mom

      Thanks! I just realized that this would be a great “go bag” for quick trips, emergencies and even the natural disaster evacuations or fire. I have a lot of property and if it were to catch fire, I would be limited on time to pack a go bag because of how many other things I have to save…like my dogs and cats and husband and daughter! Sounds like I need to make a slightly bigger bag…and maybe one for my daughter too!

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