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Collected Item: “Essentials that are hard to find during COVID-19”

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Essentials that are hard to find during COVID-19

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This is a photograph. I took this photograph on my phone.

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

I submitted this image because it represents the cleaning items that are essential in my life but have been hard to find because of COVID. Many people were restricted about how many Clorox wipes they could buy at the store. It was weird to go to the store and not find the cleaning products I need. When I found an item such as Lysol Laundry Sanitizer, I would send a text to my friends and family to let them know which store had them in stock. I would also try to buy several Lysol Laundry Sanitizers so that I could give them to my friends and family. Prior to COVID, cleaning products would not be a gift that you would give your friends and family, but it became a thoughtful item that you could give to your loved ones. For several weeks it was difficult for me to find Lysol laundry sanitizer. It was scary to go to the store and find the shelves empty. Luckily, I had already stockpiled prior to COVID so I had plenty for several months.

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#Suffolk, #Cloroxwipes, #cleaning, #COVID-19, #ministockpile, #nogerms, #Connecticut, #Lysol, #peaceofmind

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then put "self" here.)

Nicolina Messore

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