Thanks to my wonderful husband, we are fortunate enough to have a generator. Woohoo! So when the power goes out we can push a button that will turn on the diesel beast and it will give us power to run the well pump, some lights, TV/DVR, refrigerator, freezer and pellet stove. The generator has been worth every penny because it has given us piece of mind and comfort.
Last night right before going to bed the power went out. My hubby and I talked and agreed that it didn’t make sense to run the generator and use the fuel, if we didn’t need to right away. Our refrigerator and freezer were very cold and we hoped the power would be back on soon.
So as we collected our LED flashlights including our Harbor Freight freebie flashlights and placed them in easy to reach locations my husband pulled out his dollar tree find! A pack of bracelet glow sticks! He took attached them to each of the kids door knobs and our banister. In case, we had to get up in the middle of the night we could see easily the door knob. It was amazing how much they glowed. And, it only cost a couple cents. What a great idea!
In your emergency kit think about getting a pack of glow sticks!
Have you ever been to Harbor Freight? I love Harbor Freight. Of course 99% of the items are made in China. It is so hard to find anything these days that isn’t made in China. It is a great place to find inexpensive tools. I find so many hand tools that I can use for organization, and crafts.
At this particular trip, I went in and got this very nice measuring tape for FREE with the store coupon! (I believe a purchase was necessary.) I also got a pack of my favorite 22 pack clamp set for $1.99. They were on sale. These clamps are fantastic to use all over the house. I use them as chip clips, veggie clips, clothing clips, and so much more. Recently, my daughter and I used them for a craft project to hold the paper together.
Did you see the Harbor Freight coupons in the 4/18/10 SS?
There is a coupon for a FREE LED flashlight without a purchase! My hubby likes to go to to Harbor Freight to pick up tools at great prices and we always make sure we have a 20% off coupon or a FREE flashlight coupon. We really like these flashlights to have around the house, and in the cars.
In the Washington Metro area the locations of Harbor Freight are:
GAITHERSBURG MD #177 9649 LOST KNIFE RD GAITHERSBURG, MD 20877
WOODBRIDGE VA #161 14250 SMOKETOWN RD WOODBRIDGE, VA 22192
LAUREL MD #175 338 DOMER AVE LAUREL, MD 20707
BALTIMORE SO. MD #181 6320 RITCHIE HWY STE 3 GLEN BURNIE, MD 21061
FREDERICKSBURG VA #322 2011 PLANK RD FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22401
BALTIMORE NO MD #166 8884 WALTHAM WOODS RD PARKVILLE, MD 21234