To Stockpile or Not to Stockpile
As a mama and a wife I wanted to make sure we had enough of everything for the next month, but I didn’t hoard toilet paper (in case anyone was wondering). I was not one of those people! I always have enough rolls in our pantry closet along with paper towels. I went shopping Friday morning, when everything broke and people began to panic buy. I also went shopping yesterday, once again to grab some more food and essentials just to be safe. I bought my normal Love Beauty and Planet shampoo and conditioner from Target, along with a few of my other routine purchases over the weekend. Andrew and I bought Greyson a new hoodie from Target and a couple of toys, shopping like we usually do. We were calm in the middle of mayhem.
Acme was fairly well stocked on every item, except for toilet paper yesterday. It depends on where you shop, but as someone who worked in fashion retail and marketing from age sixteen until twenty-four (last year), I know that shipments and restocking will occur shortly if they haven’t already occurred. Remember, anyone who is currently working in any retail environment is dealing with high levels of stress and chaos. Please, be kind to others during this time and don’t take your fear and frustration out on others.
Here’s my list of items I’ve decided to stock up on during the pandemic…
- Toddler meals by Gerber and Happy Tot (these are great to have in your home, along with other meal options for a toddler and Greyson loves them)
- Toddler puffs
- Dish liquid
- Dove bar soap
- Canned goods (fruit, veggies, soup, beans)
- Pasta (including alphabet pasta for Greyson)
- Baby wipes
- Infant Tylenol
- Make up wipes
Baby and toddler products and essentials continue to be well stocked in most stores, along with many food products, which is comforting. I cannot understand why so many felt the need to hoard all of the toilet paper, leaving the calm customers with no options, but there will be more for anyone becoming increasingly worried. If you cannot find meat or bread, get creative! Eat more salads and buy some fresh produce. I love a good salad. Wraps are wonderful, too if you can’t purchase bread. It’s a time that requires a deep breath and patience. This weekend should be easier for grocery shopping and the panic should fade away, with time. I want to thank Shoprite, Acme, Target, Wares Feed Supply, my local liquor store, and Amazon for keeping me well stocked during this crisis and for being kind despite the negativity surrounding us.
There are great delivery services for wine, pet food and supplies, and more! Amazon is still busy delivering packages door to door, so take a moment to thank anyone who works in customer service!
I wish everyone the absolute best 🤍
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