In some countries, the government has already mandated its people to stay at home. Some are allowed to go out just to buy essentials. The main reason for this protocol is to stop the spread of coronavirus, which we all know has already affected practically the entire globe. But if we are to stay at home, what are the products you should store? What are the necessary things you need to buy?
What to store at home amidst the coronavirus?
By now, you have probably seen the news and other social media memes about how people hoard tissue rolls and alcohol as if these are the most important things right now. But are these what we call ‘essential’ as of the moment?
The answer is, NO. There are more important things that you have to stack at home. So the question now is, what are the things we need to include in our grocery list?
Prescription and over-the-counter medications
First of all, you have to secure your prescription medications if there are any. It is necessary that you get refills for at least one month. And also, don’t forget other over-the-counter medications.
Healthy foods and drinks
We understand that it can be tempting to buy all the junk foods available. But since we want our bodies to be stronger to fight off viruses, then it is essential that you buy nutritious foods. Below are some of the items you can include:
- canned fish
- brown rice
Most households have refrigerators so you can stack on a few fresh foods as well.
You need to buy hand soap. According to experts, you can kill coronavirus by washing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds. While alcohol and hand sanitizers are good, you don’t necessarily need it when you are at home. Again, just practice good hand hygiene.
It is with high importance that you maintain clean surroundings. Get supplies of dish soap, laundry detergent, and bleach which you can also use the clean your floors and other surfaces.
Supplies for the babies
If you have infants at home, don’t forget their supply of milk, diapers, and baby food.
Supples for your pets
And lastly, your pets need their own supply as well. You better have their food and even litter to last for a couple of weeks.
Other stay-at-home tips
Stay connected as much as you can. During these times, you have to keep yourself in the loop. You need to be informed so you know what are the best appropriate actions. And while social media can help disseminate information, always check your source first. You see, fake news can definitely create panic among people. Be responsible enough to know what can be shared from the not.
While it is good to store supplies, we discourage people to hoard. Panic buying will do you no good and is actually dangerous for the entire society. Just get enough supply. And as always, wash your hands, and stay at home as much as you can.