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Coronavirus Quarantine Checklist: What To Stock Up At Home?

This is slightly off topic for the blog but it’s relevant to what’s currently going on. As I was looking for a shopping checklist to help people stock up for emergency, I couldn’t find a well organized list. So I created one here for you.

While we all should stock up necessities during this quarantine period, remember to buy only what you need for a month. Let’s not think only for ourselves but for others too. Stock up, but don’t hoard!

If you plan to order groceries delivery, order a week or weeks ahead. Depends where you live, the availability and schedule might be all taken up at least several days out.

Below is my suggestion of essential items to stock up for a family, you may not need to buy everything, get what you need as per your usual.

Food

Dry Food

  • Bread
  • Breakfast Cereals
  • Jam & Spread (strawberry jam, marmalade, nutella)
  • Cookies & Crackers
  • Pancake Mix & Syrup
  • Baking Mix (brownie, muffin, cake, etc.)
  • Oatmeal & Instant Oatmeal
  • Cocoa Milk Powder

Staples

  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Grains
  • Noodle & Instant Noodle
  • Soft Taco

Pantry

  • Sugar
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Ketchup
  • Flour
  • Cooking Oil

Canned Food

  • Soups
  • Pasta Sauces
  • Canned Fruits or Vegetables (corn, beets, etc.)
  • Spam or Tuna

Frozen Food

  • Breakfast Waffles & Pancakes
  • Toaster Strudel & Tarts
  • Meatballs or Fish Sticks or Hashbrown
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Pizza or Pizza Rolls
  • Ready Prep Meals
  • Desserts & Treats (cheesecake, butter cake, etc.)

Fresh Food

  • Fruits (bananas, apples, grapes, mandarins, strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
  • Vegetables (cabbage, carrots, radish, etc.)
  • Garlic & Onions & Ginger
  • Potatoes
  • Avocados
  • Meats (beef, chicken, pork, ground beef or pork, etc.)
  • Seafoods (Frozen Shrimp, Fish, etc.)
  • Sausages & Hotdogs & Ham

Dairy

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Butter

Kids Food

  • Granola Bars
  • Goldfish
  • Chips & Snacks
  • Popcorn

Beverages

  • Water
  • Juices
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

Personal Care

  • Soap (handsoap, body soap, etc.)
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, paper towel, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Feminine Hygiene (menstrual pads)

Cleaning

  • Dishwash Detergent
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Disinfectants & Wipes

Medications

  • Prescription Refills
  • Medicines (cough drops, cough relief, pain relief, fever reducer, etc.)
  • Multivitamins or Supplements
  • Bandaid

Baby Supplies

  • Baby Food & Formula
  • Diaper
  • Wipes

Pet Supplies

  • Pet Food & Treats
  • Cleaning Supplies

Did I miss out anything else essential? Stay safe and healthy!

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