• Plan Ahead:
    • Check out items you have in stock and how long each necessary item lasts.  Plan to purchase items to last at least 2 weeks.   This can help you handle any unforeseen situations with delivery because of containment issues.
  • Keep a bit more stock:
    • It is a good idea to order ahead, even if an item is still in stock but may soon run out.  Keep at least about 2 weeks of inventory.  So if there is an item that will come for one week, then do not wait until it’s over.  But order ahead.
  • Minimize the number of times you shop:
    • Instead of ordering smaller quantities, order about double or so (for non-perishable items).   This will minimize your exposure to others, the exposed surfaces, and unnecessary interactions.
  • Prepare for necessary interaction with others:
    • Opt for “contactless shopping”, if possible.
    • Be prepared for delivery.  Be available on the phone to guide the delivery person.
    • At the time of delivery, do not forget to wear a mask.  It is good for both of you and mandatory.
  • Be prepared to receive the items:
    • Plan to keep delivered items away and away from children too for 3 – 4 days, as recommended.  So keep the area ready.
    • Be ready with bags if the delivery company does not give you bags like BigBasket.
  • Sanitize:
    • Once you receive the delivery, sanitize hands thoroughly even if we think we have not touched anything.  Many times we are not sure.

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