Although we’re far from the end of the COVID-19, some parts of the country are now opening up. While on a reprieve, take the opportunity to protect yourself and your loved ones from the impact of this prevalent crisis. Although you may not be able to fully prevent or control a widespread virus, here are some home must-haves to help you and your family not just during a pandemic, but also on any disaster, like an earthquake, flood, or fire.
Fast Internet Connection
With movie theaters closed and no restaurants to dine in, a lot of Filipinos have been spending more of their lives online. Aside from seeking out entertainment on platforms such as Netflix and YouTube, many are looking to connect on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.
A fast internet connection also allows Filipinos to work and learn from home. Moreover, it has become apparent that access to the internet and digital technologies for health-related information can help reduce transmission of the virus and slow down the number of positive cases.
With or without coronavirus, calamity kits can save lives; they can, and they always have. Pandemic crises and natural disasters will always be part and parcel of our lives. Unfortunately, there are a lot of them that are either cannot be foreseen or can be foreseen but are inevitable.
Therefore, to stay on top of things, always have a well-stocked calamity kit in your household. This entails frozen, dry, and canned foods, one gallon of drinking water, personal hygiene products, emergency light, batteries, power banks, as well as cash and important documents.
Having medical supplies or a first aid kit ready in your home can temporarily help prevent an injury or a sickness from getting worse. A good, well-maintained basic kit includes bandages, gauze pads, a sterile eye pad, scissors, disposable gloves, paracetamols, tweezers, antiseptic wipes, thermal blanket, antihistamines, anti-diarrhea medications, and cough and cold medicines.
A fire extinguisher is an essential piece of equipment in fighting a small fire or at least suppressing it until the fire department arrives. It’s the first line of defense to help you prevent more damages that may cost a hole in your pocket. However, before buying and choosing the right one for your house, take into account that your residence should have a working smoke detector as well as a good home fire evacuation plan.
As much as you don’t like it, anything could happen at any given time. It is your job to know how to take care of yourself and your household, not just before and during a calamity, but also after it. Your home is one of the most important, and sometimes, the most costly investment you’ll make in your lifetime. Hence, it only makes practical sense to purchase comprehensive property insurance that protects you and your loved ones against financial liability and property damage.
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