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With the current pandemic of the Coronavirus circulating the globe, getting your hands on top of household items has become more difficult than ever. From the hand sanitizer shortage to very limited stocks on everyday cleaning products, knowing where to find these crucial items is key to feeling prepared.
Along with regular hand washing and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth, “using the correct disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses along with other critical aspects such as hand washing,” Andrew Wheeler, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator, explained in a news release.
Ahead, we’ve scoured the internet to find the best household and cleaning items that are still available for purchase. With retailers having little to no inventory, price points vary as the demand for these products are super high. From detergents to disinfecting wipes, shop these basic items below that are selling out across the country — and stay well!
☞ Disinfecting Wipes:
Nearly every single disinfecting wipe brand is sold out on Amazon. From Lysol to Clorox, it’s nearly impossible to get hold of the big name brands. While antibacterial cleaning wipes work to remove and kill bacteria from surfaces, they also are easy to take on-the-go. Here’s what’s left:
Shop: Lysol Disinfecting Wipes at Walmart, $8.84
Shop: Lysol Dual Action Disinfecting Wipes at Kmart, $3.29
Shop: Clorox Green Works Natural Wipes at Kmart, $24.32
☞ Paper Towels:
Whether you typically use paper towels as napkins or as your go-to cleaning cloths, they are great to have on hand. Paper towels are also disposable, so you don’t have to worry about washing them immediately.
Shop: Bounty, 8 Rolls at Amazon, $16.99
Shop: Great Value Ultra Strong Paper Towels, 12 rolls at Walmart, $14.97
Shop: Viva Signature Cloth, 6 value rolls at Amazon, $9.43 (Orig. $10.99)
Shop: Brawny Tear-A-Square Paper Towels, 16 count at Amazon, $30.99
Shop: Sparkle Pick-A-Size Paper Towels, 4 Double Rolls at Walmart, $4.98
Shop: Presto! Flex-a-Size Paper Towels, 12 rolls at Amazon, $27.49
☞ Toilet Paper:
Running out of toilet paper seems to be a universal fear in times of emergency, because right now the stuff is pretty hard to find in store. If your local markets are sold out, you can still find toilet paper online at a few retailers. Honestly, we had trouble finding it ourselves, but were able to find a few packs at reasonable prices (key word being “reasonable”) below.
Shop: 12 Mega Rolls Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong Toilet Paper at Walmart, $12.24
Shop: 6 Mega Rolls Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Toilet Paper at Walmart, $6.48
Shop: Charmin Essentials Strong 24-Pack Toilet Paper at Lowe’s, $13.68
Shop: 24 Rolls Charmin Essentials Soft Mega 2-Ply Standard Toilet Paper at Quill, $16.99
Shop: 12 Mega Rolls Charmin® Ultra Soft Bathroom Tissue at Staples, $21.17
☞ Disinfectant Sprays:
Disinfectant sprays are great to use on multiple surfaces like counter tops, windows and hard wood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends disinfecting high-touch surfaces daily such as “tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, sinks.”
Shop: Pledge Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner at Target, $4.69
Shop: Method Cleaning Products APC Honeycrisp Apple Spray Bottle at Target, $3.29
Shop: Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner at Amazon, $3.59
Shop: Love Home & Planet Lavender & Argan Oil Multipurpose Cleaner Spray at Target, $3.99
☞ Laundry Detergent:
Stock up on laundry detergent so you don’t have to worry about running out of clean clothes if you end up having to stay at home for a while. The CDC recommends using hot water to wash clothes and to dry clothes completely — and to use gloves if you are washing the laundry of a sick person.
Shop: Tide Power Pods Spring Meadow 48 Ct at Walmart, $21.44
Shop: Gain Ultra Flings Original 48 Ct at Walmart, $21.44
Shop: Solimo Laundry Detergent Pacs 120 count at Amazon, $17.99
Shop: Cheer Colorguard Liquid Laundry Detergent at Target, $11.79
You’ve heard it time and time again, but one of the best ways to stop the spread of illness is to wash your hands. When washing, use soap and water and scrub for at least 20 seconds (which is about the length of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).
Shop: Smartly Citrus Grove Liquid Hand Soap 10 fluid ounce at Target, $0.99
Shop: Seventh Generation Hand Wash Soap Lavender Flower & Mint 12-ounce at Walmart, $3.12
Shop: Everyone Liquid Hand Soap Lemon and Basil Triclosan Free 3-pack at Walmart, $10.85
Shop: Mrs. Meyer’s Rosemary Liquid Hand Soap 12.5-ounce at Amazon, $5.99
☞ Swiffer Wet Jet:
For those of us who don’t think twice about walking into our homes wearing shoes, investing in a Swiffer Wet Jet is the perfect gadget for killing the bacteria we drag into our house. Not only does it trap dirt deep in the cleaning pad, so it doesn’t get spread around, it also works to “dissolve tough messes for a powerful clean.”
Shop: Swiffer WetJet Cleaner Starter Kit at Amazon, $22.97
Shop: Swiffer WetJet Cleaner Starter Kit at Walmart, $22.97
Shop: Swiffer WetJet Liquid Refills at Target , $9.59
☞ Mr. Meyer’s Surface Cleaner:
This bestselling multi-surface cleaner has been deemed ‘Amazon’s Choice.’ With nearly 6,000 reviews, shoppers have favored Mr. Meyer’s plant-derived cleaning spray. It can be used to remove dirt and germs on everything from countertops, walls, tiles and more — and it’s still in stock.
Shop: Mr. Meyer’s Surface Cleaner at Amazon, $11.64 (Pack of 3)
Shop: Mr. Meyer’s Surface Cleaner at Target, $3.99
Shop: Mr. Meyer’s Surface Cleaner at Walmart, $3.88
☞ Immune-boosting supplements:
One way to stay healthy at any time of year is to strengthen your immune system with the proper nutrients found in a healthy diet. However, you can further support your health with dietary supplements filled with vitamin C and zinc.
Shop: Airborne Elderberry + Vitamins & Zinc Crafted Blend Gummies at Amazon, $12.97
Shop: Emergen-C Vitamin C 30-count at Walgreens, $13.49
Shop: Amazing Grass Green Superfood Immunity at Amazon, $21.99
Shop: Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup from The Vitamin Shoppe, $13.99
Shop: Rooted Orange Strawberry Wellness Shot at Goop, $40
☞ Miscellaneous Cleaning Supplies:
From clean gloves to fresh sponges, having those other miscellaneous cleaning supplies on hand can also be helpful. Luckily, you can still snag dusters, bleach and more online.
Shop: Playtex Premium Living Cleaning Gloves at Walmart, $2.57
Shop: Big Time Products Reusable Premium Latex Gloves at Walmart, $6.03
Shop: Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges at Amazon, $5.14 (Orig. $9.65)
Shop: Swiffer 180 Dusters at Amazon, $11.97
Shop: Clorox Splash-Less Liquid Bleach, $18.13
Shop: AmazonBasics Blue and Yellow Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 24-Pack, $13.15 (Orig. $14.30)
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