The global pandemic came at all of us seemingly out of nowhere, leaving many people panicked and unsure of what to buy for the potentially months-long quarantine. While there are definitely many essential items you should stock up on, there are also a lot of things you can simply leave behind. These are the items you should avoid buying and wasting your money on.
It might seem like a good idea to stock up on freeze dried and dehydrated foods, but that’s not the case at all. First of all, these are not the most nutritious options around, and they are packed with a lot of salt. Second, some people’s stomachs are quite sensitive to these food items, and a global pandemic is not the time to find out you can’t stomach dehydrated food and risk the need to go to a hospital. Stick to fresh foods instead.
We get it, some people really benefit psychologically from retail therapy. However, right now may not be the time to be buying so many new clothes online. While it is important to support local businesses, you should also make sure you’re not overspending on things you don’t really need. As we’re all trying to stay indoors as much as possible, there really is not a reason to buy more new clothes right now.