The Coronavirus can be said to have been of a rather sudden onset before it went on to becoming hazardous as the record of its incidence across the world growing each day.
The disease is spread by air, which has caused many to remain in their homes fearfully. This is even advised in countries like China, that have the highest numbers of cases so far.
If you are considering such a barricade yourself, then it is advised that you stock up your home with the essentials. The following list contains four things that you will agree are indeed the "basics."
This might be the most important thing on this list. If you are starting a home lockdown that won't permit visits to the grocery store, then it is indeed necessary.
Unlike when you'd rush to the grocery store to grab a few things, you need to plan for this one carefully. For starters, scan your pantry and note the absent food essentials or those that are in small quantities.
This will help you make a list that should include the food you and your family regularly eat. Also, make sure to consider the various members of your families and cater to their nutritional needs as required.
It would be best if you stocked proteins (frozen or fresh meats, fish, eggs, etc.), veggies (fresh but also canned and frozen), fresh and dried fruits, as well as essential requirements for food preparation like spices, etc. And water, of course.
Tip: Go for more canned products as they tend to last longer than the fresh. Remember, sticking may not come quickly after this!
2. Toiletries and Cleaning Supplies
Right next to sustaining energy by eating is the crucial task of grooming yourself and maintaining the cleanliness of your home! You surely don't want to stink up your house because the Coronavirus limits your visit to the grocery store!
Much like you did for the list of your food, document the number of toiletries and cleaning supplies you have, then make a list.
This list is recommended to include basic toiletries like body wash, toothpaste, floss, face wash, moisturizer, shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, and hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
As for cleaning supplies, laundry detergent and hand soap can never go to waste, so buy as much as you want and can afford!
Tip: Practice cleanliness; it can help you eradicate the Coronavirus!
This is primarily a reminder for people who are on prescription drugs. If you are going to remain barricaded in your home, alert your doctor to the need for extra medications.
Also, if you don't belong to the population mentioned above, then you may need to stock the typical first aid medications. This includes multivitamins, pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, and throat lozenges.
Tip: If you feel sick and suspect it is Coronavirus, stay indoors, then contact a physician immediately! Check here for more information.
4. Pet Essentials
The average home includes one or two pets. These animals are a part of your family and should be cared for accordingly.
Don't forget to buy extra pet products when you go shopping. This includes food, medicine, treats, cleaning products, and even toys!
Overall, the trick to efficiently stocking your home in case of a barricade is documenting the little you have available and subsequently making a list of what you need.