Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Giving My Groceries a Time Out
This quote has quite a very different meaning nowadays. You can go into the store wanting bread and come out with nothing. I think the odds are better than three billion to one.
Do you give your groceries a time out? We recently started doing so. It is wise to be as careful as you can possibly be.
We no longer go to the grocery store for our groceries. We either get them delivered or pick them up curbside. Even if we did go into the store for our groceries, we would give them a time out. The Coronavirus can "stick" (for lack of a better word) to different surfaces for long periods of time.
We unpack the groceries from their bags and leave what we can on our dining room table for two to three days before putting them away. The exceptions are foods that need to be refrigerated or frozen. These we will wipe down with disinfectant wipes. Once we unpack the groceries, we throw the bags away and wash our hands very well. Two or three days later, I put everything else away.
I have yet to take inventory of my canned/boxed food. I know I need to organize them a little better by brand/type, size and expiration date.
Speaking of having a time out, we are also quarantining our mail. My husband retrieves the mail and leaves it in the garage for a few days. Any boxes or packages delivered, he sprays with a chlorine bleach/water mixture to kill any germs. He puts these boxes and packages in the garage for days unless we need whatever is inside right away.
The photograph above is from my ShopRite order that we picked up on Monday. Can you spy those Hershey Kisses peeking out? Chocolate is my happy place! ♥