June came and went so fast this year – it practically feels like summer has just barely started! If you are anything like me, your time clock is a bit off and you are just starting to gear up for all of the summer fun.
Today, I thought I would share a little something I put together over the weekend to help get our family officially ready for summer (better late than never). I can’t take full credit for this one though. The idea came straight from mom! At the beginning of every summer growing up, she would go to the store and fill up a “summer survival kit” with basically everything and anything she could think of that we might need over the hot summer months. The great thing about it was that we never were in a rut, and if you had an emergency, you knew right where to find anything you needed. I’m really not quite sure why I haven’t kept this tradition running until now, but I don’t think I’ll ever stop now. I love that I can help keep my family safe and healthy this summer by preparing something that is so easy and smart.
Here’s a quick list of ideas of things to put in your very own “summer survival kit.”
I put my “summer survival kit” in a Tupperware storage bin. It’s inexpensive, durable, and waterproof. Although, any type of box, bag, or shelf will work!
There seems to always be a need for the “miracle” Ibuprofin. I stocked my kit up with some and also added some allergy medicine and Pepto Bismol. Make sure you include any medicines that you or your family members need often!
Try to think through your typical summer day or activity list and write down an “miscellaneous” items you might need.
All of these items are in no particular order.
- Aqua ears (ear plugs for post swimming)
- Aloe Vera
- Germ X hand sanitizer
- Neosporin (to go styled)
- Sun block! (Maybe get a good sunblock and a sunscreen)
- Baby Lips (or any lip balm)
- Aloe after sun lotion
- Sunblock stick for faces
- Wet Ones (or any wipes)
- First Aid kit (a basic one should suffice)
- Cold & Hot medicated patches
- To-go baggy (in case you want to take just a few things from your “summer survival kit” for the day)