Clearly, due to the current situation, the habits by which we shop need a bit of customization.
Something which was considered a humdrum task that we all used to do carefree to carry out our daily lives is now what has become nothing less than going out for buying necessities in a sci-fi flick. Clearly, due to the current situation the requirement and the frequency by which you shop needs a bit of customization.
Prioritize Prioritize Prioritize!
You need to prioritize what is of utmost importance for survival. Going out to buy a box of chocolates will clearly not be a smart decision in recent times. You need to set a list of consumables, starting from the top(most important) to bottom(least important), and shop accordingly.
Highlights! Your Coronavirus Guide To Grocery Shopping
- What to shop?
- How to shop?
- The timing – When to shop?
- Whether to hoard or not?
What to shop?
Let me start by giving you all a shock. There are two prime scenarios in every situation, namely the best-case scenario and the worst-case scenario. Let us assume the worst-case scenario. You cannot get out of home for a while as the situation demands so. Then, what will be that you need to survive for a long period of time?
- Frozen foods
- Oil and Butter
- All-purpose flour
- Sugar and salt
- Lentils(For vegans, it’s a must)
How to shop?
You all must’ve heard the saying, “Ignorance is bliss”. Well, it won’t be a smart decision to go by it. However, it will be a wise and informed decision to understand the gravity of the situation and act accordingly. You need to act smart to be safe. So, when you go outside your home, don’t forget to:
- Wear a face mask
- Avoid socializing
- Don’t turn your grocery shopping into a picnic. Get what you need and head home.
- Carry a pocket sanitizer with you.
- Maintain a safe distance from others.
“You shouldn’t step out of your home without wearing a face mask that has a minimum of three layers to it”.
When to shop?
Choosing a time for shopping when you can avoid crowds is one of the best things you can do. This reduces your chance of contracting the virus from anyone that might have it. Just a tip: Going out regularly to shop for essentials isn’t a good idea. Drop it. Here comes the rule no.1: Prioritize!
Whether to hoard?
If you are one of those guys who are hell-bent on turning your house into a storage unit. Then you aren’t doing any good to your family and yourself. You are increasing the chances of contracting COVID-19 and this, in turn, puts everybody in your house at a risk too.
There’s a reason everyone is stressing on the importance to stay at home in these times. Home is the best place that you can be at now. Do not be a doofus. Nobody can afford stupidity in these times. Listen!! “Stock, not hoard!!”
Do let us know if we missed out on any important tip in this Coronavirus guide to grocery shopping. Jot down your inputs in the comments section below.