Back in March when all of the lock downs began and store shelves were going bare, I did a bit of a COVID clean out.
We all have half used tubes of sunscreen or hand sanitizer in places we would never expect. It’s not always in the bathroom draw or in a box in a closet with a nice label on it.
My COVID Clean out
When items like tissue, paper towels, sanitizer wipes and hand sanitizer were getting scarce, I did a COVID clean out.
In the winter I always stash one of those small packages of tissues in my winter coats.
In the winter you don’t even need a cold for your nose to start running. So it’s always handy to have a package in your coat pocket.
Sure enough, each winter coat had a package of tissues.
At trade shows these little packets of tissues are a common hand out item. It’s a great idea since most of us will hold onto them.
These little packets are great to keep in your luggage or toilet kit, they are a convenient way to always have a tissue with you in the winter.
The packet on the left is from an event in Toronto I attended probably five years ago.
I wash my hands with soap and water often and I think pretty well.
In the winter this tends to dry out my skin and my knuckles crack and bleed every year. I’ve tried a variety of lotions but it’s just a matter of time.
Hand sanitizers with 60% plus alcohol don’t help with the dry skin problem. So I don’t use them very often.
As part of my COVID clean out I went through every draw in all the bathrooms and the kitchen.
What you see here is only some of what I found.
We have a large pump bottle and I have several sprays and tubes from various trade shows that I somehow forgot to photograph.
I was surprised at how much stuff we had. We didn’t have enough to get through a prolonged lock down or shortage, but definitely enough for a month or so.
All of us should take this as an opportunity to clean out those draws. You will surprised at what you will find and you may find items that you can use right now.
Stay healthy my Friends,