Family Essentials for a Two Week Corona Virus Quarantine

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Family Essentials for a Two Week Corona Virus Quarantine

Family Essentials for a Two Week Corona Virus Quarantine

It doesn’t hurt to be prepared for anything – these are the family essentials you will absolutely need if a reinforced two week quarantine will be enforced.

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The World Health Organisation recommends that households have 14 Days worth of supplies so you don’t have to leave home.

But what do you actually need?

What to Buy From the Chemist:

The Chemist is a great place to stock up on items that run out quite quickly at the supermarket. Think toilet paper and laundry detergent – enough to last you two weeks anyway!

Ensure that you are prepared in case the flu does hit your home, for both yourself and your partner, and the kids. There is nothing worse then heading out to the shops when you are feeling terrible – plus the whole point of the quarantine is to not leave home!

We recommend you ensure you have the following products (or similar):

Idea:  Did you know that most chemists will do online ordering and delivery?

Pharmacy Online has free shipping on orders over $99

Chemist Direct also has free shipping on order over $99

Priceline Pharmacy will deliver with free shipping on orders over $50

What to Buy From the Supermarket:

Non-Perishable Items:

  • Rice or Pasta
  • Rolled Oats
  • Cereal
  • Canned Fish (tuna and salmon)
  • Bread Mixes (if you have a bread machine)
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Soups (good in case anyone does get sick)
  • Powdered Milk
  • Coffee, Tea and Sugar
  • Pet Food
  • Chocolate, Chips and Crackers
  • Muesli Bars
  • Peanut Butter
  • Noodles
  • Wine (because #wewillbehomewiththekidsfortwoweeks)

Perishable Items:

It doesn’t hurt to buy perishable items that you can consume first!

  • Fresh Milk
  • Meat and Poultry
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Stock Your Freezer with:

  • Frozen Vegetables
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Mince (Beef and Chicken)
  • Bacon
  • Freeze some milk and a few loaves of bread
  • Ice Cream (non essential but totally delicious!)

Check out our Pantry Staples List for a free list of non-perishable items.

Non-Food Items from the Supermarket:

  • Bottled Water
  • Batteries
  • Disinfectant
  • Bleach
  • Floor Cleaner
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand Soap
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Disposable Nappies
  • Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Tissues
  • Rubbish Bags

Got anything to add to the list?

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