This thought occurred to me the other day: organization is the best prep. How much money would I save if I always had dinner ready. (then I could buy more stuff for the 72 hour kit, right?) When the washer breaks, it is helpful if there is not a backload of clothes already, yes? If you need to get out of the house fast, it is nice if you know where everything is for you and your kids, if their matching shoes are easy to get to, etc...and where the flashlight is if you need it... If there was a flood or earthquake or something, I think organization would go a long way towards making things less stressful, but also make your life better in general.