Monday, March 2, 2020

Pandemic Pantry ~ Needful Things

With all the news about the Coronavirus, I thought I'd write a series of posts on how to best prepare for what may come our way.

In Wednesday's post, we discussed what we should squirrel away in our medicine cabinets. In Thursday's post, we opened our kitchen cupboards and took account of what we needed. In Saturday's post, we looked at what we need to keep on hand to keep our homes as germ free as they could be. Today's post in the Pandemic Pantry series is on what might our personal needful things be.

What might we need if we are quarantined at home for 30 days?  

Baby Needs - baby formula (if needed), baby food, cookies/puffs, diapers, wipes, lotions, soaps, medicines, etc

Pet Needs - pet food, treats, medications (flea, tick), pee pee pads (if needed), etc

Toilet Paper

Kleenex

Feminine Products

Shampoo/Conditioner

Bath Soap

Lotions

Laundry Detergent

I know there is more to add to this list but for the life of me, I can't think of them at the moment. If you'd like to add to my pandemic (personal) needful things pantry, please let me know what else you would include!

A Few More Essentials -

Batteries

Flashlights/Lantern

Candles (thanks, Kitty!)

Matches/Lighter

Lightbulbs

Manual Radio - These wind up rather than run on batteries

Sharing again - I found an excellent source of up-to-date information on the Coronavirus that is easy to understand.  The YouTube channel is by Dr John Campbell. Dr Campbell is a clinical nurse, medical teacher, and author from Northern England who is posting daily updates and information via YouTube. I have found these videos so informative and interesting!

16 comments:

  1. Thank you, Gina, for your necessities and the YouTube channel. I would add candles to the list.

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    1. Thank you, Kitty for reminding me about candles. I added them and matches too! xo

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  2. Great list, Gina! I would suggest trash bags.

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  3. I bought a few extra things for our pantry, then had to spend the afternoon rearranging things so everything would fit on the shelves. :~/ I really don't like to think about the possibilities, but know we really should be prepared. You are doing a good job with your lists.

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    1. Thank you! Finding room on our shelves is definitely a challenge. My cupboard is an organized mess!

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  4. Hi Gina~

    I think that is a great list! These are all wonderful reminders, and great things to put on my grocery list...even the baby items and the pet supplies, you never know when you will need them for someone else. Have a good week, XOXO

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, you are so kind to think of what others would need. Sadly, I wasn't thinking that but you are 100% right! ♥

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  5. Thanks Gina, I am slowly fulfilling my lists, looking for items on sale. have a blessed day,
    Hugs,
    Sue

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    1. Sue, though my cupboards are not bear, I still feel the need to continue to stock up. Probably some psychological something behind that. xo

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  6. Dear Gina ... Thank you for sharing your thoughts on being prepared. We keep stocked up, but during this time, we are even deepening our stock up. This series is very helpful. Enjoy your evening. Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

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    1. Terri, thank you very much for visiting and commenting too! Very nice to meet you!

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  7. We went shopping today and a few of the brands of stuff we get like toilet paper was out so we had to buy a brand we don't know if we will like or not, we spent about $100 more than we normally do.

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    1. Connie, we still have TP on the shelves here but no hand sanitizers and scant variety of lysol type cleaners. Hope the TP isn't too rough. yikes!

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  8. Thank you, Gina, I am copying your lists and bringing them with me to stock up! So weird that toilet paper is out of stock here and bottled water. We ordered a water filter on-line. Hoping and praying this whole ordeal passes quickly. xx Karen

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    1. Karen, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You are right in the middle of this mess. I hope they restock what you need soon. I haven't stocked up much on bottled water because I can't see a problem with water. I could be wrong though. xo

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