What to Keep On Hand After COVID-19 Is Over

By on February 22, 2021

The pandemic caused the world to go into survival mode, and many are still stocking up on necessities so that if another wave were to hit us, we’d be more than prepared. If you’re already a doomsday prepper, you might have some of these supplies already. For the rest of us, we’ll have to start collecting what we can even after COVID-19 is over because if 2020’s taught us anything, it’s that we need to be prepared for anything. So, here’s what you need to keep on hand after the pandemic is over to be on the safe side.

1. First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is a must-have even before the pandemic hit, but it’s even more necessary now that we can’t run to the doctor or the hospital for every little thing. Grab yourself a good first aid kit so you’ll be prepared to take care of small burns, bruises, cuts, and scrapes without an emergency room visit.

2. Plenty of Masks

Another thing you don’t want to be caught without is face masks. Get yourself a few high-quality masks, meaning something more than a cotton mask you can buy at a dollar store. Instead, opt for the N95 face masks from Green Supply. With five layers of protection, an adjustable nose bridge, and earloops, these masks offer the ultimate protection against the virus. Stock up on some of these masks before they’re in short supply again.

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3. Shelf-Stable Foods

Creating a stockpile of shelf-stable foods wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world. In fact, it could give you a leg up if things were to go south again. You wouldn’t have to fight off people in the grocery store for the last jar of pasta sauce or the last few cans of green beans. So start shopping for food staples like:

  • Soup
  • Black rice and brown rice
  • Mixed-fruit cups
  • Black beans
  • Canned tuna
  • Whole-grain spaghetti
  • Canned veggies
  • Quinoa
  • Oatmeal

4. Toiletries

Remember to load up on toiletries because they can run in short supply if the pandemic ever gets as bad as if was in the beginning. That means it could be helpful to have several things on hand, such as:

  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Face wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Moisturizer
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors
  • Soap

5. Hand Sanitizer

This one’s a no-brainer. Hand sanitizer is the one thing that was in short supply in the not-so-distant past, so it would only make sense to buy this product before it’s not in such great supply. Get yourself as much hand sanitizer as you can get your hands on so that if another pandemic wave hits, you’ll be fully prepared. 

6. Household Cleaners

Household cleaners are another thing you’ll want to have in the house after COVID-19 because you don’t want to be left with limited options if another outbreak occurs. So stock up on your favorite cleaners, like bleach, disinfectant sprays or solutions, and other cleaning supplies. Remember to avoid mixing household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. And don’t forget to check the expiration date of your bleach, as expired bleach won’t be effective against the coronavirus.

Creating Your Own Stockpile Post COVID

Now that you know exactly what you need to keep on hand after COVID-19 is over, you can start gathering these items during your shopping trips. From shelf-stable food and toiletries to face masks and first aid kits, there are tons of ways you can prepare for the unknown. Start looking for the items you need for your post-COVID stockpile.

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What to Keep On Hand After COVID-19 Is Over