About this Episode
We can’t predict, but we CAN prepare.
We’ve invited Emergency Preparedness Expert Cari Butler to the show to you KonMari your emergency needs to protect you, your home, and those you care most about.
Cari is the owner of Emergency Cafe, L.A.'s Premier Emergency Preparedness Concierge Service. She has over 15 years of experience educating and empowering her clients to be prepared and provides personalized consultation services for individuals, families and businesses.
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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:
- How the Universe put all of the resources Cari needed to support her path to becoming an emergency preparedness concierge, which started 15 years ago
- The three steps to getting started getting prepared: 1) Get your supplies 2) Create a plan 3) Practice your plan -Who needs prepare for emergencies and the different levels of preparedness you can embrace -How to organize and store important items in case of an emergency
- How to distinguish "what sparks joy" vs. "what should I grab in an emergency"
- The difference between a grab and go bag vs emergency kit and what is typically in each
- The essential items that is often overlooked or left out of kits
- The importance of sharing legacy information
Cari’s favorite organization tip:
Filing paper into throw away, keep, and file
Emergency organization tip: Keep everything together and set a reminder on your calendar to make sure everything in the kit is fresh
What's sparking the most joy for Cari:
Spending time with her kids as they attend college virtually from home
Contact Cari via emergencycafe.com and on Instagram @emergencycafe
Download Cari's top emergency preparedness tips here.
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"The Universe knew that this was my path."
"The people who hire me are the people that really understand the importance of being prepared."
"Bottom line...GET OUT! The joy is going to be that you are alive! Everything can be replaced."
"It's fight or flight."
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