Think Minnesota Nice: Guide To Shopping During Pandemic
We've all been told to stay at home as much as possible, right? I've been doing just that. But I just recently finally bought my 10 reusable grocery bags for the store, and now I keep forgetting that I probably shouldn't be bringing them in the store.
Which brings me to my next point; What SHOULD we be doing to be considerate to our fellow Minnesotans when we do have to venture out for groceries? Here's a guideline of things that you may easily overlook, but hopefully this will help you get on top of it so we can protect our neighbors, friends and family during this difficult time. Livescience.com had some great tips.
MAKE A BIG LIST
Try to get buy with what you have instead of running to the store for milk and bread, for example. If you run out, try to make due with what's in your kitchen, and save the rest for when you actually have a list of necessities.
DON'T USE YOUR REUSABLE BAGS
I just taught myself how to be more responsible and bring my reusable grocery bags. I love those things. Well...if you are not going to wash them when you get back home, don't use them. Heck, even if you do, think of the car and how clean or not clean it is. Better right now to leave them at home and either stock up on your supply buying new ones, or just use the clean unused bags for now.
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED GROCERY DELIVER?
It is a thing! We've all seen it. I've never used the delivery service, but I definitely have thought ahead, and called in my order for curbside pick up. It's pretty handy shopping online!
SHOP AT OFF PEAK HOURS
My parents are retired and in their 70's. They are doing their shopping early in the morning. Your schedule may now allow you to shop at a later time, outside the busiest hours of the day.
I know some people like to shop as a couple; or bring the whole family for a great shopping experience. Now is not the time. I always shop alone anyway. You can save time, and get in and out much quicker too.
DON'T GO SHOPPING IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS
Are you sneezing? Coughing? Running a fever? You know what to do. Don't go shopping.
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