If you have to evacuate your home, the last thing on your minds might be whether or not your food is going to be safe. The safety of your family and pets probably ranks higher on your list of worries in those moments.
So here’s a helpful tip that will just make it easier. When evacuating your home ahead of a storm, or even just going on a long vacation, you should put a quarter on ice in a mug and then put it in your freezer.
Sheila Pulanco Russell provided this great tip on Facebook and explained further:
For those of you that are evacuating from the coast, I just heard a great tip. It’s called the one cup tip. You put a cup of water in your freezer. Freeze it solid and then put a quarter on top of it and leave it in your freezer. That way when you come back after you’ve been evacuated you can tell if your food went completely bad and just refroze or if it stayed Frozen while you were gone. If the quarter has fallen to the bottom of the cup that means all the food defrosted and you should throw it out. But if the quarter is either on the top or in the middle of the cup then your food may still be ok. It would also be a great idea to leave this in your freezer all the time and if you lose power for any reason you will have this tip to fall back on. If you don’t feel good about your food, just throw it out. The main thing is for all to be safe. Please SHARE this on your page.