Cold viruses are more common in the fall and winter seasons, when people tend to congregate indoors. Are you ready? Here are some helpful tips on getting your household prepared.
Preparing for the cold virus
When a cold strikes someone in your household, you won’t want to run out to the store. Preparing ahead of time can save you a trip to the store, when you’re not feeling well. Consider setting up a bin or a shelf in your pantry with your cold supplies. Here are some general supplies you may want to keep on hand:
- Cough medicine
- Cough drops or hard candy
- Fever reducer (ibuprofen or Acetaminophen)
- Hand sanitizer (to prevent spreading to other household members)
- Disinfecting wipes (to clean door handles, counters, and surfaces)
Things to drink (plenty of fluids)
- Juices, water, Gatorade
- Pedialyte drink and pedialyte popsicles
- Chicken noodle soup
- Herbal tea
- Vitamin C
We’ve included a printable checklist for you to track your cold virus supplies. Just click on the link below to print:
Once you have all of your cold virus supplies, plan to keep them together in your pantry or supply closet. We’ve included a special sign you can print to label your supplies. If your supplies are clearly labeled, you’ll find it easier not to dip into them for everyday use. They will be labeled clearly and will be available when you need them.
Stay well. 🙂
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