With stores closed around the world, items out of stock, and delays of 1 month or more on Amazon, it’s a good idea to stock up for the next few months, if you haven’t already.
We’ve all heard about shortages for toilet paper, face masks, and hand sanitizer. These are 6 other supplies you’ll want to backup that you probably haven’t been considering.
If you’re working from home, your computer is essential. What would you do if your computer broke or failed to turn on?
You can’t drive to the store and pick one up same day. You’ll have to wait for a delivery — and fast delivery times are not guaranteed right now. Laptops and other computers have been in high demand to accommodate so many new people working from home and delays in the supply chain have caused a shortage.
Having a low-cost laptop, such as a Chromebook, as a backup allows you to feel more secure. If something were to happen to your computer, you wouldn’t miss a beat.
Extra cables / power cords
Heaven forbid your dog chews your power cord, and you’re unable to charge your phone or laptop. Needing to wait for an online delivery means being offline and unavailable, something you don’t want to have happen while forced to stay at home.
4G LTE Router
If you have internet issues right now, it’s not guaranteed that a technician will show up on time, if at all. If you’re working from home, you’re stuck with your mobile connection, which may not allow you to use that device as a hotspot.
Buying a dedicated 4G LTE router, and purchasing a second LTE plan for 1 month only for an emergency (for example, purchasing Verizon if you normally use AT&T) will give you redundancy and the ability to keep working as watching movies as usual if your broadband internet goes out.
Maybe you haven’t changed your lightbulbs in over a year. Let’s hope this month isn’t the month your lights decide to go out. And if they do, hopefully you have a spare bulb.
All cleaning supplies
Toilet paper was notoriously hoarded and in short supply early on during the crisis. However, it’s relatively unimportant compared to other cleaning supplies, such as laundry detergent, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, toilet bowl cleaner, soap, all and all purpose cleaner.
You may think your chances of getting hurt staying at home are low, but you’d be surprised. You or a loved one could slip and fall or cut themselves cooking. You could find yourself spraining yourself working out. Having a variety of first aid supplies, like bandages and hot/cold patches, is a good idea.
We’re guessing you stocked up on flu medicine, but vitamin supplements are just as important. Your diet is going to be more limited staying at home, so a multivitamin is a good idea, and you’re likely getting a lot less sun, so you may want to add additional vitamin D.
Magic can get you supplies that are out-of-stock
You have a lot on your plate with COVID-19 right now. While many delivery services and e-commerce sites are overloaded and experiencing slow delivery times, Magic has resources to respond to your requests immediately. Here are some ways we are doing more for our clients:
- We relentlessly uncover every possible option to fulfill your request
- We compare and contact every vendor, not just the ones on Amazon, to find your items
- We have relationships with couriers from different networks for delayed delivery times
- We work with you to come up with creative solutions when supplies are limited