I know the thought of getting sick has overcome up this past year…but do you keep supplies in your house just in case?
Last March, I knew we had a thermometer. I didn’t know it didn’t work anymore because none of us had been sick with fever in forever. We are a relatively healthy family, which is great, but can catch you unaware. But it made me think that maybe, just maybe, one should have some preparations in the house just in case you get sick.
What are the kinds of things that you should keep? I keep the following on hand (and I check the expiration dates regularly)
- pain reliever such as Tylenol or Advil
- generic nighttime and daytime catchall medicine (like Nyquil)
- stuff for diarrhea
- stuff for heartburn
- OTC cough syrup
- cough drops
- saline nasal spray
I figure I’ve covered both ends with this list, but if others have things to add I’ll gladly listen.
But that’s the medicine front: what other things do you keep on hand if you get sick? Do you have a secret stash for “just in case”?
After COVID struck I began to think about what I would like to have in the house if I were to become unwell, and I came up with this list:
- extra box of tissues that is not for normal use- this is an emergency box
- hot water bottle (seriously- this makes everything feel better
- chamomile tea
- homemade soup in bags in the freezer
- neck wrap that can be heated in the microwave
- eye mask that can be chilled or heated
- I try to always have lemons in the house, and a bag of mandarin oranges
Now it’s your turn: what are the things that you do/should keep in your house in the event that you got sick? Are there any special things that make you feel better? What are your not so secret secrets to making yourself feel a little bit better?