Have the shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic changed your buying habits? I have to admit that for certain items I replenish them a lot sooner than I would have before the shortages. I also go to the store less, so tend to buy more at one time.
The top items I keep fully stocked are:
- Toilet paper
- Almond milk (to go in the coffee)
- Peanut butter
- Flour, sugar (brown and white), eggs, pumpkin, etc. used for making pumpkin bread
- Soap (I have to buy fragrance free soap, which is hard to find in the best of times)
- Contact lens solution
So, yeah. I can’t survive only on coffee, peanut butter, and my homemade pumpkin bread, but I can be pretty happy with substitutions for other foods if I have those three things.
How about you? Have your buying habits permanently changed? Are you keeping more of certain items on hand?