Monday, October 5, 2009

Getting prepared: Sick Backup Basket

We know it's going to happen: someone in our family is going to get sick this winter. In order to not make it so hard on us then, we are preparing now!

This will help save money and our sanity having medicines stocked before we get ill. I still remember being half way sick with my son in tow, with an incredibly sick husband at home, stopping at Walmart at 8 am to buy all those things you think need when you get sick: Kleenex, Sudafed, cough drops, and orange juice.

This idea originally came from Amy at Mom Advice, but my husband and I were just chatting about last winter when the whole family got sick and how it screwed up our life, our work, and our budget!

Basket in the linen closet:
Cough Drops
Tylenol (missing from photo)
Lysol wipes
Neti Pot (this really helped last year with sinus infections!)

This a little harder to anticipate because we don't know exactly what symptoms will come up, but this is a starting point that would get us through a few days until our normal shopping trip. We also bought Children's Tylenol and Motrin for our son, but keep it in his bathroom.

Hope all of you stay sick-free as long as possible!

1 comment:

  1. That idea for stocking up on "sick" items is a great. I usually buy a bottle of Nyquil to keep around just in case, but I really need to stock up a little better this year with all the flu going around. Also, I'm having a Pumpkin Festival so if you have an old or a new pumpkin recipe to share, come on over!