Often times, like with everything in life, we become complacent with our surroundings and our day to day routines. But with preparedness we must stay motivated and organized or efforts may be in vain. Interesting data from Google Insights shows actual interest in emergency preparedness based on search volume. As you can see in this chart, peoples interest in emergency preparedness spiked around September of each year, most likely due to Sep 11th. Other large spikes occurred at the same time as large news events, such as the spike in 2005 likely due to Katrina and the World Summit.
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An important part of preparedness is the diligence and planning associated with it. If you want to stay diligent throughout the year visit some of the links below to help you become more organized and structured.
ZenHabits: Compulsives Guide: Top 12 Organizing Tips
Organized Home: Tap the power of planners
About.com: Organize your home
MyGoal.com: How to be organized
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Wikihow: How to be organized