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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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.

Date (Dublin Core)

October 29, 2020

Creator (Dublin Core)

Nicolina Messore

Contributor (Dublin Core)

Nicolina Messore

Partner (Dublin Core)

Suffolk University in Boston

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English Home & Family Life
English Consumer Culture (shopping, dining...)

Curator's Tags (Omeka Classic)

empty shelf

Contributor's Tags (a true folksonomy) (Friend of a Friend)

Clorox wipes
mini stockpile
no germs
peace of mind

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This item was submitted on October 29, 2020 by Nicolina Messore using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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