My car is packed with the tools of my trade, all the light bulbs ever issued to my car, an emergency tool kit, the spare tire and jack and a bug out bag, or you could call it a get home bag. Better than that, as a prepper, I can tell you where the stuff is and I can reach it even faster. In my house, if you need something you just say, "Gram where is the....?" and I can tell you. If I bought it, I know where I put it.
The terrible thing is this is a highly organized, powerful woman who can move mountains! Her sister-in-law became ill, needed surgery and before she recovered from her reconstructive colon surgery, this lady raised over a million dollars for colon cancer research! She worked that phone like a Jedi's lightsaber! A million dollars for research and more! All this while working from home, raising three active kids and keeping that high strung husband moving forward.
And, she doesn't know where the flashlights are! I gave the plumber such a look when I handed him the maglite and told him to leave it on the counter so he didn't lose it like he lost his!
In an emergency or on the job everyday, you need to know where your stuff is. You need to be able to put your hands on the important things. You need to have an idea of what you will need, where you are going and be able to get it done! During a rainstorm, is not the time to wonder if the roof will hold. During a tornado is not the time to wonder where the safest place in the house is to be. During an armed assault is not the time to wish for a better plan. If the economy crashes, it will be too late to horde and panic shop.
Sure, I have to shake down my car every couple of weeks to get the bragging rights for this story. I go to a quiet place and pull out everything and toss trash, bent boxes, things I don't need. I organize the contents of the car and the products I need for work. I check the status of the get home bag and I vacuum the car just for fun! But even on a messy day, I can grab a flashlight without asking the hired help!
Shake down your home, your vehicle, your life. Get to know where your stuff is, and put it back neatly in that general area when done. Don't be that bewildered guy on the nightly news acting all surprised by a sudden change of routine and wondering where you are going to stay or what you are going to do next. Get prepped!