The COVID-19 outbreak has sent everyone into survival mode – and rightly so. One of the ways to stay safe from coronavirus is to practice social distancing and to self-quarantine. Due to this, people have been stocking up on all the essentials – food, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, etc. as this will minimize their grocery runs and prevent them from having to go out, where they could possibly contract the disease.
When rationing, it is easy to go all out and empty everything off the shelves – but remember you should ration sensibly, not hoard. Here’s the proper way to ration necessary supplies in such times of adversity.
1. Make a List of Things You’ll Need
When you find out that you won’t be able to get the necessary supplies soon, it’s easy to get all panicky and rush to the nearest store and buy anything and everything you see. However, that’s not a sensible way to go about it.
You should first determine what items are used and needed the most in your household. Write them down on a piece of paper so that you don’t forget to buy them. You should try to select items that are long-lasting or foods that you can easily freeze.
Some essentials your shopping list should include food that you usually eat and food and beverages that you enjoy (chips, tea, coffee, etc.). Also, make a note of cleaning supplies, toiletries, medications, and pet food you will/may need.