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Surviving Coronavirus Your Guide To preparing for coronavirus supplies

How do you get ready for something when you don’t exactly know what it is? That’s been the recent scenario in many Countries ,

as people learn more about the new coronavirus and try to prepare for a potential quarantine at home.

There’s a lot more to preparing for a coronavirus quarantine than hoarding toilet paper and bottled water.

this quarantine checklist will get you and your family prepared for spending a lot of time at home. 

Note :

  • that we aren’t providing exact quantities ( that’ll vary depending on the size of your family.)
  • Quantities will also be influenced by how much quarantine time you want to be ready for (two weeks is a good minimum, but one month is better).
  • Finally, note that hoarding and preparation are two very different things — we’re not advocating for emptying Costco’s shelves of toilet paper and those delicious little potstickers.

The recommendation is to get enough necessary supplies for a potential quarantine.

Table of Contents

Things to eat​

Canned food

Canned fruit and vegetables may not taste as good as the fresh stuff, but they’ll last a lot longer.

Dry goods

Examples :

Frozen food

Easy meals you can pop into the microwave and cook at any time.

Drinks

if you usually grab coffee outside the house at coffee shops it’s a great idea to make sure you have some coffee or tea on hand to brew at home

hygienic products

hand sanitizer

It may sound simple, but regular and thorough hand washing is one of the best and easiest ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus, according to the CDC.

bleach & surface cleaner

Even if you or nobody in your household is showing symptoms of COVID-19, it’s still a good idea to keep your home clean.

“Ramping up the wiping down of common surfaces will help protect the household against seasonal infectious agents,”

Soap

washing your hands is almost always a better option, as long as soap and water are available.

Medical supplies

an expert at Brown University, said  that people should have at least a 30-day supply of their medications.

source from NY times

First-aid kit with supplies

This kit should include things like antibiotic ointment packs, gauze, bandages, thermometers, scissors, tweezers, and an emergency blanket.

Preparing for coronavirus supplies

Baby Products

The good news for youngsters is that they seem to be less vulnerable to COVID-19 than their elders.

But if they’re home with you, you still have to make sure you have enough

Preparing your pets

However, pets need their basics just like you do, And amazon is a good source for name-brand food at discounted prices.

It’s also easy to buy these things in bulk if necessary, including the ones listed below.

 

Same goes for your pets! Make sure you have sufficient pet food, litter and other supplies on hand.

Things to keep you busy

In the case of a home quarantine, your mental health should also be taken into account.

Make sure to have entertainment items on hand such as books, board games, and card games.

The Red Cross suggests games and activities for children.

Extra tips

 

  • Stay social: Make sure to connect with friends and family. Video chat & phone calls . Maintaining those connections when you’re physically isolated from the larger community is key.
  • Exercise: If you can find the space, try to get in a little workout.
  • Have a routine: If you usually get up, make breakfast, take a shower and get dressed for work, then do those things even if you’re working from home. Maintaining a sense of normalcy is important when the rhythms of your daily life have been disrupted.

About the author

Amelia

Amelia is The founder of planningbabyshower.com. She is a baby shower planner, Blogger, and a time management consultant. Started this blog over a year ago trying to help baby shower planners to plan the perfect party .

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