No Stockpiling: Don’t Waste Your Money On These Items During Quarantine

Don’t Buy Foods That You Don’t Eat

A long grocery store receipt lies on top of packaged food.

Pandemic planner and crisis management expert Regina Phelps says that she sees many people buying food they don’t need. While shopping for earthquake supplies, people buy things like canned beef stew and frozen meals they’ve never tried–“just in case,” Phelps says. These are a potential waste of money.

Stock up on foods that you enjoy and eat often. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommends a two-week supply of food, so plan a meal schedule with items that you will definitely eat. A bit of forward-thinking will save you money.