Sometimes, it’s hard to start preparing because it can be a daunting task. When you start to seriously think about all the things that you should do to prepare, it’s easy to get so overwhelmed that you either give up or start focusing on the wrong things.
Here’s a list of common everyday items that most people use on a daily basis. They’re cheap enough that you can stock up on a whole year’s worth for relatively little money. Inflation is going to drive the prices on these (and everything else) up, so take advantage of it while you can. If you can’t afford a full year’s worth, try for 6 months.
- Tissues, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products
- Soap, laundry soap, shampoo, dish soap
- Toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash
- Chapstick, hand lotion
- Contact solutions
- Salt, pepper, sugar
- OTC meds
- Trash bags
- Foot powder
- Baby wipes, diapers
- Anti-perspirant, deodorant
- Razor blades, shaving cream
Again, this is just a list of common items that most people use; modify the list to suit your needs. It’s not supposed to be an all-inclusive list, but rather a think list to get you thinking about what some of the things you can start doing now to prepare.