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Shopping For Groceries Is Like Hell Right Now (PT 9)

Shortages make a comeback.

by Anonymousreply 41510 hours ago

Link to previous thread.

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by Anonymousreply 107/18/2020

I've noticed shortages in the food I eat. Walmart had a decent amount of TP, but still low on cleaning products. If you go to the soda aisle it is packed. Except for a few products I've never seen the shelf empty on coke, diet coke, pepsi. If you drink someone that most people don't (tab) you won't find any anywhere. Because of the aluminum shortage they have decide the piss people off that don't buy their mainstay products. I should be grateful because it got me off of my tab addiction.

by Anonymousreply 207/18/2020

I would assume they're putting their aluminum towards the products that more people buy.

by Anonymousreply 307/18/2020

Glad I grabbed extra aluminum foil a few weeks back!

by Anonymousreply 407/18/2020

The old thread isn't full yet.

by Anonymousreply 507/18/2020

it is now

by Anonymousreply 607/18/2020

For a few weeks there seemed to be a real shortage of soft drinks and iced tea and the like but it seems like all stores got their shipments in this week.

by Anonymousreply 707/18/2020

I haven't really wanted a pair before, but starting to think that safety goggles of some kind might be good to have.

Has anyone had any luck finding them anywhere?

by Anonymousreply 807/18/2020

I was at Costco yesterday and they had all of the usual things I like.

by Anonymousreply 907/18/2020

What is bad at groceries store is the people. They are all on edge, judgmental and crazy. Ugh. Now when tourists come to where we live. Pack a cooler assholes.

by Anonymousreply 1007/18/2020

R8, zenni has optical quality pretty cheap.

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by Anonymousreply 1107/18/2020

R8 you can get them at Walmart for pretty cheap. Depending on the style you want, you can get a 3-pack for $5.

by Anonymousreply 1207/18/2020

Good, the old thread was paywalled.

by Anonymousreply 1307/18/2020

Nowadays, you buy what you can get, not necessarily what you wanted when you walked in.

That's life in Trump's America.

by Anonymousreply 1407/18/2020

r14 Trump has turned us int a Soviet state.

by Anonymousreply 1507/18/2020

And Portland has been turned into Buenos Aires in 1975, R15.

by Anonymousreply 1607/18/2020

R11 and R12 thank you very much, as always I appreciate help on these threads!!!

by Anonymousreply 1707/18/2020

R8, the reason I mentioned optical quality is because I’ve been wearing face shields (medical issues) and they are very easily obscured by cleaning. The visibility is foggy at best and it’s practically impossible to see ATM displays, sign papers, anything that requires being able to see through the shield close up. For driving it’s okay.

As far as I can tell, using hand sanitizer and similar disinfectants wreck them in no time flat. Optical quality goggles might be a better deal in the long run than having to continually replace disposable goggles. You can clean glasses with Dawn soap. You can get them in prescription too. We’re probably in this for the long haul, so now I’m looking at more long term reusable equipment.

If anyone can recommend a high grade face shield that is clear and easy to see through, and available, I’ll gladly pay more for it. I really need a higher grade one.

by Anonymousreply 1807/18/2020

Don't shop at Walmart. They overcharged me on a delivery by $65 and it was difficult to get a refund. My credit card company dealt with them in the end, and Walmart resisted and lost; ha-ha. Cunts. Generally at the moment, I am not finding grocery shopping a challenge; in March it became difficult and that's why I had a brush with Walmart which is supposedly a logistical miracle. Miracle Whip more like it made in the bario.

by Anonymousreply 1907/18/2020

[quote] If you drink someone that most people don't (tab) you won't find any anywhere

That was a lot of the shortage, the smaller labels. for me it was Diet Sunkist.

Coke, Coke Zero, Pepsi, Mountain Dew all had plenty in stock.

by Anonymousreply 2007/18/2020

Sadly Walmart is the only major retailer that has come through. They've left everyone in the dust when it comes to availability of inventory.

by Anonymousreply 2107/18/2020

[quote] Sadly Walmart is the only major retailer that has come through.

Publix do me proud (that Fla).

by Anonymousreply 2207/18/2020

I haven't noticed any weird shortages in my local Queens supermarket since April. Must be a regional thing.

by Anonymousreply 2307/18/2020

It was difficult to get drinking water in gallon jugs so I got a Brita and now do my own, which works very well.

by Anonymousreply 2407/18/2020

Why can't I bookmark this thread, Shopping...#9?? This has never happened to me yet.

by Anonymousreply 2507/18/2020

Nevermind.. please continue.

by Anonymousreply 2607/18/2020

R18, if you are driving around with a face shield on I think you might be getting a tad carried away. But I’m no biologist.

by Anonymousreply 2707/18/2020

R27, I’m on medication right now that makes my immune system very suppressed. I don’t drive with the face shield on, but if I’m sitting in the car looking out the window, the visibility looks acceptable. But anything with an electronic display is almost always obscured.

I’m going to end up having an open wound in my nose after surgery, so I’d really like to get a face shield to wear with a mask. I don’t plan to go anywhere if I don’t absolutely have to, but I’ve had a lot of doctors’ appointments lately and there’s no avoiding them.

by Anonymousreply 2807/18/2020

i know face shields can be hard to see out of and I'm sure this isn't the case for you but just in case...

A friend of mine was complaining that she couldn't see shit when wearing her face shield. She was saying it wasn't just hard to see but nearly impossible so she took it off and put it away only to realize later that it had a film on it that she was supposed to peel off.

Make sure you've done that.

by Anonymousreply 2907/18/2020

R78, can you wait on the surgery? Wouldn't want to have an open wound in my nose right now. Hell, I wouldn't want to have surgery right now. What kind of surgery leaves an open wound? Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 3007/19/2020

Apparently not knowing there's a film on the shield is a common thing.

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by Anonymousreply 3107/19/2020

What, exactly, do these people think a face shield worn without a mask is going to accomplish? Unless someone is shooting blood, vomit, pus, or sputum onto your face, it makes no sense. Viruses will just follow the air current under or around the shield. The only time it would be useful is if someone sneezed directly on the face shield because it would block the giant droplets but all the tiny droplets are still getting into your eyes, mouth, and nose around the entire open area if you aren't wearing a mask.

by Anonymousreply 3207/19/2020

R30, sinus surgery that involves drilling a hole up my nose. Then having a drain tube in my nose for months. I put it off all through the lockdown in March, April and May, and got such a bad infection I almost lost my eye. It’s finally getting better, but only until the meds wear off. I need the surgery right away, I can’t delay any more. In another couple of months we’re going to be seeing more than 100,000 cases a day and I don’t want to go to the hospital then even more.

My surgeon seems to be in denial about whether he’ll even be allowed to do surgeries in a couple of months, but luckily mine isn’t elective any more. If I have to have tests, I get up and go to Quest or wherever the minute they open.

Reminder for people that have to get an x-ray now: make sure you take off every piece of jewelry and metal before you go. Bring your own pen. I was wearing a cross I forgot about, and I couldn’t get the clasp undone. They made me put it in my mouth with my dirty gloves that just touched their pen at the appointment desk. Don’t wear a bra, even a sports bra, because they’re going to make you take it off and put it down somewhere. I had to put my clothes in a locker that looked dirty inside, and touch a metal key that someone else may have touched. Covid lasts on metal for hours. Their precautions are for them and not you. Bring an extra pair of gloves with you in a sandwich bag. I didn’t see any extra gloves around anywhere and they probably don’t have any. Didn’t see any hand sanitizer and there was nowhere to wash my hands or gloves. They take you straight to a room now and you can’t come out until it’s time to be x-rayed.

If I had worn a caftan with no earrings, I might have gotten away with wearing my own clothes.

If I have to bring papers or ID to the doctor, I put them in a zip lock bag with the info facing outward if possible. Covid lasts on plastic a long time, so if you do this, wipe the bag down with disinfectant and put it in the trunk, or inside a larger clean plastic bag when you’re done.

by Anonymousreply 3307/19/2020

[quote]If I have to bring papers or ID to the doctor, I put them in a zip lock bag with the info facing outward if possible. Covid lasts on plastic a long time, so if you do this, wipe the bag down with disinfectant and put it in the trunk, or inside a larger clean plastic bag when you’re done.

And that is more effective than just throwing the bag away?

by Anonymousreply 3407/19/2020

Fine R34, do it your way. I’m just trying not to lose anything. And they’re the same papers for every visit.

by Anonymousreply 3507/19/2020

"They made me put it in my mouth with my dirty gloves"

What? Dirty gloves in your mouth?

by Anonymousreply 3607/19/2020

Where can i get a can of spray Lysol? Is it found only on the deep web now?

by Anonymousreply 3707/19/2020

R36, they made me put my necklace in my mouth because I couldn’t get the clasp open. It was stuck. I had to touch the necklace with my gloves. It was for a chest x-ray and obviously they can’t have a necklace on an x-ray. I guess that’s what they do with people who have necklaces they can’t or won’t take off. Normally, it would be no problem.

I never take that necklace off and it’s very small and light. I completely forgot I was wearing it and had no idea I wasn’t going to be able to get it off. I tried to get it off with gloves on but it wouldn’t come off, and the tech was getting impatient. When I got home, I struggled with it for a long time. I couldn’t have done that with her waiting. So I took it off, and I’m not wearing any more jewelry until this is over.

R37, I don’t know about aerosol spray Lysol, but regular bathroom cleaner spray Lysol in the plastic bottle is available at Big Lots. The containers are smaller than the usual, and they have a limit, I think it’s one. But they also have spray tub and tile cleaners, and I bought one of each when I was there.

by Anonymousreply 3807/19/2020

The USPS mailman STOLE my Lysol package.

I know they did because they marked it delivered at a certain time but no package as per video camera.


What do I do now?

by Anonymousreply 3907/19/2020

ENNNNyway, back to what's on / not on the shelves:

Antibacterial wipes are still hard to come by, although I DID score some house brands recently at both Dollar Tree and CVS/health.

Name-brand soft drinks STILL sell for a scandalous eight bucks a case.

And as I noted in an earlier post, just about EVERYTHING else now costs 50 cents to a dollar more, regardless of what the item is.

Big Food is starting to suck just as badly as Big Pharma.

by Anonymousreply 4007/19/2020

In before paywall!

Last week, for the first time since March, I was able to buy two cans of Lysol spray (the smaller ones, but still) at my local grocery store here in CA. When I looked up and saw them on the top shelf, I instantly thought of the denizens of the shopping threads here, and wished I could send some to you all.:) I've also been having luck lately finding Microban at my local CVS, which has also had a ton of 70% alcohol hand sanitizer. More hand sanitizer than soap lately.

by Anonymousreply 4107/19/2020

Hand soap was sold out yesterday at the local market. I’ll just use shower gel.....

by Anonymousreply 4207/19/2020

R27, Don't face shields fog up like eyeglasses do with a mask on?

by Anonymousreply 4307/19/2020

Anybody had experience with having a package stolen, not off the porch, but by the mailman BEFORE it ever got to the porch?

by Anonymousreply 4407/19/2020

yes, you can kiss it goodbye. you have to report to the postmaster general or something ridiculous

by Anonymousreply 4507/19/2020

Yes, call the PO to report it. Then go to their website to report it.

When you call the PO tell them unless the package shows up soon you're going to file a complaint against the postal carrier. Get his name. And the local PO. Get the manager's name.

I did this. Its a bitch but they stopped fucking with me.

by Anonymousreply 4607/19/2020

Tell USPS that this is a police matter if they don't get your property back for you.

by Anonymousreply 4707/19/2020

[quote]The USPS mailman STOLE my Lysol package. I know they did because they marked it delivered at a certain time but no package as per video camera.

It's possible that it was delivered to the wrong house. That's happened to me.

by Anonymousreply 4807/19/2020

If it goes to the wrong house round here then that's the end of the matter. The neighbors are all too stoned on their meds and booze to notice they have another person's delivery.

by Anonymousreply 4907/19/2020

If you don't get your package, report it to the postal inspectors.

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by Anonymousreply 5007/19/2020

Report it. Don't delay. If the mail carrier thinks they've gotten away with it they'll do it again to you and/or someone else.

by Anonymousreply 5107/19/2020

Will do!

by Anonymousreply 5207/19/2020

Canned tomatoes still sparse in CT, no tomato paste, canned tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, only off brand crushed. Weird! Paper towel & TP are back sanitizer & bleach everywhere but still no disinfecting wipes or lysol spray.

by Anonymousreply 5307/19/2020

We have a good postal employee right now (in our new-ish city) and that is a godsend.

We had the most terrible delivery folks while in Chicago. Terrible. Thieves, and couldn't read worth a damn, so packages would always end up elsewhere. They delivered maybe 3 days out of six.

by Anonymousreply 5407/19/2020

R43, a lot of it depends on how your mask is set. They can a little bit, but if your glasses or face shield fog up, pull the mask higher. Once the mask is in place, press down all along the wire, from one side to the other, not just around the nose but under the eyes, end to end, all along the top edge of the mask. This helps a lot with steam escaping. Also, if you don’t wear glasses, it might be worth it to put on some nonprescription sunglasses or something to hold your mask down. Make sure the mask is tight on the sides too, that helps. Costco sells masks that have an adjustable bead on the ear straps so you can tighten them. Tighten the ears up and the mask will be tighter, that helps with fogging up.

R39. You can do something about it. Get the tracking number, call USPS customer service line, and tell them you don’t have it and you have a camera that proves you never got it. Talk to a supervisor and get their name and number. They will ask you to file a claim. Miraculously, your package will appear without explanation in a couple of days.

by Anonymousreply 5507/19/2020

also, if it says it was delivered Saturday or Friday, give it another business day. they often mark things as delivered so that they aren't out delivering until late at night and deliver it the next day

by Anonymousreply 5607/19/2020

^^ no.

by Anonymousreply 5707/19/2020

UPS is driving me crazy. They sent me emails on Thursday telling me I had three packages arriving on Friday. Then on Friday they sent me emails saying those three were rescheduled for Saturday, plus there would be one more. On Saturday, ONE package was delivered. Now they're telling me the other three will arrive on Monday. I really don't care that much about them being late -- I just hate that they keep making inaccurate notifications. If you can't meet a commitment, then don't make it.

by Anonymousreply 5807/19/2020

Strangely the best for delivery were Walmart and Overstock. My items from both places actually arrived a day earlier than stated.

by Anonymousreply 5907/19/2020

Is it even worth it to buy a bread making machine? My oven is 1000 years old, and my landlord won't fix it.

by Anonymousreply 6007/19/2020

By law your landlord has to fix it R60.

by Anonymousreply 6107/19/2020

Developing world postal system.

by Anonymousreply 6207/19/2020

Yes I know r61, but he's one of those vindictive types- I had the microwave die on me, and it was a battle royale that he lost. However, he increased the price on the storage room (by $25/mo) that I was renting out, and he never increased it in the 9 years that I had been here.

by Anonymousreply 6307/19/2020

I was able to score wipes at Target everyday. They had deliveries everyday and one per person only. So I was going there everyday. Now I have 10 clorox wipes stocked up. Sadly, the wipes are not coming everyday's been 4 days and they are putting toilet paper where the wipes used to be. So now I'm stocking up on toilet paper...

this is in NYC

by Anonymousreply 6407/19/2020

I was able to score wipes at Target everyday. They had deliveries everyday and one per person only. So I was going there everyday. Now I have 10 clorox wipes stocked up. Sadly, the wipes are not coming everyday's been 4 days and they are putting toilet paper where the wipes used to be. So now I'm stocking up on toilet paper...

this is in NYC

by Anonymousreply 6507/19/2020

I'm getting ready to move because my landlord doesn't have the money to replace the AC R63. He also screwed shut the windows. Last month I am here I'm going to file a complaint with the landlord/tenant department. Until he gets the windows operational and replaces the AC he won't be able to rent the place out.

by Anonymousreply 6607/19/2020

But bread machines, used on eBay. Cheap and plentiful.

by Anonymousreply 6707/19/2020

[quote] Is it even worth it to buy a bread making machine? My oven is 1000 years old, and my landlord won't fix it.

How is your landlord responsible for this bread making machine? Furnished apartment? If he/she is a good landlord, I'd just replace it myself.

by Anonymousreply 6807/19/2020

A used bread machine? In the pandemic?

by Anonymousreply 6907/19/2020

r60 Get a toaster oven or a countertop oven. The larger ones can handle a loaf of bread.

by Anonymousreply 7007/19/2020

R32, I wouldn't personally wear a face shield without a face mask, but masks and shields are primarily to protect others from getting sick from you. People may feel that if the face shield is blocking their droplets from getting to you then that's all they need to do as long as people around them are also covered.

by Anonymousreply 7107/19/2020

R60 dug out my 20 year old breadmaker when we were completely locked down in March/April. We used it 3-4 times a week for bread, pizza dough, pretzel dough etc. buy one for lockdown v2 super easy to start and then leave alone esp if you are working from home.

by Anonymousreply 7207/19/2020

Good luck with the complaint at the USPS. I mean that sincerely. In my experiences, USPS and UPS delivery workers are much like the police... they stick together. Whenever I've tried to file a complaint about missing packages or awful service (like UPS mishandling deliveries), it's always 1) impossible to get a hold of them 2) they couldn't care less 3) they don't fix the problem 4) they retaliate.

More than likely with a missing package they'll say it was delivered to your doorstep and someone must have taken it or it was delivered to the wrong address. I would imagine they won't reimburse you and tell you to contact the company and have them issue a refund or send out another order, which the company will probably do.

by Anonymousreply 7307/19/2020

R53, Have you tried WalMart online?

I ordered a couple 3-packs of Cento San Marzano peeled tomatoes (28 oz.) from them recently. I'm in CA, but I just tried a couple CT zip codes (as my delivery zip code), and it says they're well has 4-packs of Cento Tomato Paste (in tube). They also appear to have Muir Glen, Contadina & Hunts tomato sauce. Good luck!

by Anonymousreply 7407/19/2020

R74, since you're in CA, I'm going to recommend these Bianco tomatoes. They're grown in CA & they're organic. So far, they're the best canned tomatoes that I've tried. Price is similar to Muir Glen brand.

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by Anonymousreply 7507/19/2020

Goya products are available at all reputable markets and they're very good.

by Anonymousreply 7607/19/2020

Do you enjoy their products as much as you enjoy your Daddy's dick, Vanka?

by Anonymousreply 7707/19/2020

Our devices are watching us!

First someone mentions face shields and I post about the film and then Tik Tok immediately loaded me video of someone realizing there was a film.

Now we talk about bread making and Tik Tok loads this video for me.

So now I have to ask... what numbers are going to win me $100 million in lottery winnings... or how do we secure a Biden win in November... or WHERE CAN I FIND LYSOL????

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by Anonymousreply 7807/19/2020

r78, Google geolocation (use Incognito browsing option or a VPN if you're concerned, esp. when travelling), and turn off the microphone access to FB and IG.

by Anonymousreply 7907/19/2020

In general, I am happy when I see a package is being sent via either UPS or FedEx. I signed up on both of their sites....not a full fledged account because I am not a sender (or rarely send) but if you sign up, one benefit is that you can see all the packages coming to you under one summary. When I have a UPS package, they will generally send me an email the day before, and a second one the morning of saying "Track your deliver" - it's not to the second exact, but it gives you a good idea when they are in your area.

FedEx isn't quite as specific with the hour by hour updates but they too will send a message day before, and usually try to give you a 4 hour window for delivery if they have it.

Our postal person here is much better and I am usually not concerned when a package is coming USPS, they have been dependable with packages. Regular mail, not so much, but I suspect that is more a regional sorting center issue (it's been in the news, even pre COVID, and they had positive cases with COVID that shut them down).

What I do not like is a vendor called OnTrac, which is apparently only in the western part of the US. They have lost a few packages and I've had to basically chase down the delivery person from making deliveries to the wrong place on two other occasions. Walmart seems to love to use them. If you see that something was sent via OnTrac, expect it to either be delayed, lost or given to your neighbor!

by Anonymousreply 8007/19/2020

[quote] "Track your deliver"


by Anonymousreply 8107/19/2020

Yes, R79. But I use DL on my computer with a VPN and I don't use Google... and the Tik Toks are on my phone! Two different devices, no microphone on the computer (and I didn't say the words face shield or bread) and my phone isn't connected to the wifi!

by Anonymousreply 8207/19/2020

I agree that OnTrac is terrible, but I still think UPS is the worst. They are careless with packages and I have had numerous issues where a package needs to be signed for and they will ring the bell and literally within 10 seconds they're gone. I'm not exaggerating that. I once waited right by the door for them and they took off immediately after knocking. I had to run out down the driveway to catch them. They do this routinely and I don't understand how it benefits them because they're going to have to come back two or three times now until they can make me go in and pick it up.

Another issue I once had was that they were supposed to pick up a package from the hotel I was at. It sat there for two weeks with UPS saying that the package was not available for pickup. That obviously didn't make sense because there's a 24 hour front desk and it was the same clerk there from 8AM - 8PM and they swore up and down that UPS did not ever show up and told me that UPS rarely comes to their area because FedEx had a monopoly on the delivery. I had to call UPS every single day and the Driver kept just saying they went and there was no package. It escalated to the point where the Driver was made to go to the hotel and call the UPS dispatch center to let them know he was there and then the dispatch center called the hotel number themselves to verify he was there.

by Anonymousreply 8307/19/2020

The other thing that UPS routinely does that I have not encountered with any other delivery service is say that the item is out for Delivery at 8 am and you wait all day for it and then at 8pm you get a notice from UPS saying there was "weather issues" that has delayed delivery. I find that this usually always happens on a Friday and you then have to wait the weekend to get your package.

Also, I'm in CA. We don't have weather.

by Anonymousreply 8407/19/2020

We must be lucky with UPS then, I think they have a code for our building.

by Anonymousreply 8507/19/2020

r82, but are you using the same browser on your laptop and phone? If so, they are synced somehow.

by Anonymousreply 8607/19/2020

No, R86.

by Anonymousreply 8707/19/2020

R87 huh. Siri or Alexa is enabled?

by Anonymousreply 8807/19/2020

Nope, I don't have either of those. And again, I didn't speak the words bread making or face shield.

I'm sure it's just a coincidence!

by Anonymousreply 8907/19/2020

Super creepy r89

by Anonymousreply 9007/19/2020

If you are in an area served by Amazon Fresh try for Lysol there if you need it - it's come up twice there for me

by Anonymousreply 9107/20/2020

R89 is correct. The same kind of thing across different devices happens frequently. to me Ted Kaczynski did make a few good points

by Anonymousreply 9207/20/2020

R84, the reason they do that is because UPS works in tandem with USPS in a lot of cases now.

UPS has a contract to deliver to your town, then once it’s in town, USPS picks it up and delivers it to your house. So the last day of the journey is a USPS tracking number, not a UPS tracking number. If your package gets lost or delayed, you need the USPS tracking number to find out what happened to it.

In a lot of cases, if UPS says it will be there Tuesday, they mean they are putting it in the hands of USPS on Tuesday. You may get it that day, or the next day.

If it doesn’t show up, look up the UPS tracking number and see if it shows it was delivered. Sometimes you’ll see a notation saying it was given to USPS in your town.

If it does, try calling the shipper to get the USPS tracking number.

There’s an app called “Shop” that will track all your pending orders. Or sign up to get text or email alerts from the shipper and keep checking every day or two to make sure it’s still moving along.

by Anonymousreply 9307/20/2020

No, R93. I am talking about actual deliveries from UPS. It never fails. If I have a UPS delivery scheduled for Friday, it always says it's out for delivery and then at the very last minute it says, "package delayed due to Weather." Again, there is no weather here. They then end up delivering it on Monday. It is not a case of UPS Sure Post to USPS. It's a case of the driver wanting to cut out early for the weekend.

by Anonymousreply 9407/20/2020

r94- there could be inclement weather from where the package originated, or en route to you, not in your immediate area.

by Anonymousreply 9507/20/2020

R95 no, there is no "weather," when the package is out for delivery for the day. There is no "weather" difference from my house to the UPS center in the town over.

by Anonymousreply 9607/20/2020

I'm the person who complained about UPS back at r58. They finally delivered the three items that were "out for delivery" on both Friday and Saturday. One arrived around 9:30AM. It was a suitcase. The box was completely open on the top and torn down the front. The styrofoam spacers in the top of the box were gone. Fortunately it did not seem to be damaged, but it's ridiculous that they didn't even make an attempt to tape it up.

The other two boxes arrived at 7:30PM (which is their usual delivery time in my area.)

by Anonymousreply 9707/20/2020

R97, maybe someone wanted to steal it, but they didn’t want suitcases.

by Anonymousreply 9807/20/2020

You could tell it was a suitcase from the printed information on the box. (It was from eBags.)

by Anonymousreply 9907/20/2020

Aldi to open more than 70 new grocery stores by end of this year

German-owned supermarket chain Aldi — a deep-discounting, corporate cousin of the popular Trader Joe’s supermarket chain — says it will open more than 70 new US stores by the end of the year in its quest to become America’s third-largest grocer.

Aldi’s US arm is forging ahead with a more than $5 billion expansion plan despite the coronavirus pandemic forcing major retailers such as JCPenney and Pier 1 Imports to close stores around the country.

Aldi US is owned by the German grocer Aldi Süd, one of two separate companies split out of the original family-owned Aldi business. The other, Aldi Nord, owns Trader Joe’s.

The latest wave will bring Aldi into Arizona, its 37th state, with four new stores in the Phoenix area, it said Tuesday. New locations are also slated for New York, Texas, California and Kansas, according to CNBC.

“As we continue to expand, we promise to do everything in our power to offer the lowest prices, every day, without exception,” Aldi US CEO Jason Hart said in a statement.

Aldi, whose US headquarters is in Batavia, Ill., said it now has more than 2,000 stores across three dozen states, putting it on track to become America’s No. 3 grocery chain by store count by the end of 2022.

That’s when the company plans to have 2,500 stores, putting it behind only Walmart and Kroger, which have more than 4,700 and 2,700 US locations, respectively.

Aldi also plans to start construction next year on a regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, Ala., that will serve new stores in that state as well as Florida and Louisiana.

Aldi specializes in selling its private-label groceries and household staples at discount prices. Hart said the chain is making hundreds of items cheaper amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has put millions of people out of work and seen food prices spike.

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by Anonymousreply 10007/21/2020

Well, maybe they just didn't want *your* suitcase, r99.

by Anonymousreply 10107/21/2020

I did something I swore I wouldn’t do. I had an Amazon return to drop off at Kohl’s. All the mall stores had sales and I went shopping (Kohl’s, Macy’s, Vans, Express). It was sooo much fun! Some thing I needed to do to feel alive lol. There was not too many people at the mall and everyone was wearing masks. Now, I can hide out again😌

by Anonymousreply 10207/21/2020

Went shopping for groceries today. They seemed in stock with most everything including wipes but not Lysol. However, price increases across the board. The most surprising was a bag of 5 lb bag of apples I normally buy for about $5 has now doubled in price to $10.

by Anonymousreply 10307/21/2020

Was waiting for a pickup outside of a store today in the car, and I could hear an elderly woman with a raspy old voice complaining. She said, loudly so that everyone could hear.....

"Well, clearly Christ will come back before these fools get any fuckin' Clorox Wipes back in the fuckin' store!!"

by Anonymousreply 10407/21/2020

R102 that was me at Target last night! Haven’t been since February. I went at 8pm and it was very uncrowded, I practically twirled in the aisle.

by Anonymousreply 10507/21/2020

What is the consensus on the next high demand/hard to find items for the fall/winter antcipated surge? I want to start preparing now ... Ive got plenty of hand sanitizer, wipes, disinfectant spray, etc.

by Anonymousreply 10607/21/2020

Bring on the pumpkin pies and hot cocoa!

by Anonymousreply 10707/21/2020

LOL R105! 🤣

by Anonymousreply 10807/21/2020

R106 what disinfectant spray have you got?

by Anonymousreply 10907/21/2020

I don't know what's going on with California. I mean their numbers are sky-high. But I'm having to send my cousin toilet paper again. They're out of everything in Pasadena.

by Anonymousreply 11007/21/2020

I have had an easy time recently getting toilet paper delivered from Walmart dot com

by Anonymousreply 11107/21/2020

[quote]Anybody had experience with having a package stolen, not off the porch, but by the mailman BEFORE it ever got to the porch?

I suspect this is what happened to my friend who ordered Who Gives A Crap toilet paper. The company was great and resent the order in a box without the logo on it, which is what they should have done the first time.

by Anonymousreply 11207/21/2020

That'll teach Pasadena not to keep all the big box stores out of their city!

by Anonymousreply 11307/21/2020

(R113) yeah they have one Target. Good luck getting in there.

by Anonymousreply 11407/21/2020

r112, I subscribe to WGaC and I've never had to worry about my supply. I do that with my cleaning supplies with Grove, and produce with Imperfect Produce.

by Anonymousreply 11507/21/2020

I would love to use their paper, but all the rolls are 3 ply and our ancient plumbing here will only tolerate 1 ply.

by Anonymousreply 11607/21/2020

r114 There are two Targets in Pasadena -- one in the old Robinson's department store, and the other in a former Fedco location. Both on Colorado Blvd.

by Anonymousreply 11707/21/2020

R106 fruits and veggies. Fresh, canned and Frozen.

by Anonymousreply 11807/21/2020

I'm curious what the equivalent to Aldi's is,say, in central CA. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 11907/21/2020

R106 stash some paper products, disinfectant cleaners, sanitizer, and some extra food that you eat anyway in the freezer/pantry. I don’t think it will get bad up in the Northeast again until late September but our grocery stores have still been hit or miss on what they have stocked, so if I see something I may need later I buy and tuck away.

by Anonymousreply 12007/22/2020

Amazon's Subscribe & Save has canceled one of the food items I'd hoped to be able to count on throughout the pandemic. Now I'm all in a tizzy...woe is me...the end is nigh.

And on it goes. On and on and on.

by Anonymousreply 12107/22/2020

R109, In the fall, I actually came upon Target clearancing out their house brand of Lysol (I think they were changing the packaging) for .99 cents a can. So I ended up buying six. At the start of the pandemic in February, I ended up buying some Lysol and Kirkland wipes at Costco.

R118, I bought a small chest freezer, also at the start of things, and Ill start stocking up on veggies too. I am buying 1-2 extra packages of meat a week and starting to use/rotate the meat that I bought earlier.

Im starting to stock up on OTC meds, which is easy at Costco for a two person household.

by Anonymousreply 12207/22/2020

R120, Thanks. I started following The Prepared blog in April, so I feel good about all the items you note. Ive also bought an extra proprane tanker for our BBQ grill and have put two 5 gallon gas cans in the garage (I normally keep 1 for the lawn mower)

Ive now started to go through the emergency kit recs on the blog and buying 1-2 items a month to tuck away. I put in a big wire shelf and that is where I am keeping things, it is all organized and helps me feel some modicum of control.

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I also checked out this e-book from my library ... it was very helpful but a bit frau-y

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by Anonymousreply 12407/22/2020

I feel sorry for all the people who can’t buy basic things, is there a reason why the grocery stores are still so badly stocked in some places? Do people simply hoard groceries or what?

by Anonymousreply 12507/22/2020

R123 don’t MARY me, but the PandemicPreps subreddit has been super informative too. No harm in getting ready to stay put when needed.

by Anonymousreply 12607/22/2020

Thanks R120/R126 I agree 💯. 8 months ago, Id have Mary’ed you, but it has been an eye opening 6 months ... I will check it out

by Anonymousreply 12707/22/2020

Speaking of groceries, if THANKSGIVING were next week, what would be happening. Are people going to pause Thanksgiving this year?

Personally, if Biden wins, I just might throw an all-mask block party.

by Anonymousreply 12807/22/2020

walmart will be closed for thanksgiving and will be giving its workers bonuses...saw this on the news last night

by Anonymousreply 12907/22/2020

walmart will be closed for thanksgiving and will be giving its workers bonuses...saw this on the news last night

by Anonymousreply 13007/22/2020

Penn Ave (Pittsburgh) Aldi has tons of hand sanitizer.

by Anonymousreply 13107/22/2020

Someone gave a great tip about veggies and saving storage space by dehydrating them. I never knew that so many veggies and fruits could be reconstituted so easily.

by Anonymousreply 13207/22/2020

We'll all be dead by Thanksgiving, so who cares?

by Anonymousreply 13307/22/2020

r119 Where are you in central CA? There are some Aldis in the Bakersfield area, and one in Clovis (near Fresno.) They've just announced a major expansion for next year, including more stores in California, but I'm not sure if they're planning to go north or not. They are going to enter Arizona (Phoenix metro) for the first time.

To answer your question -- they are a small store -- maybe the size of a Trader Joe's. 90% of what they carry is their own store brand, and they have only the most common items that people buy. They do have some interesting "Aldi Finds" in both the food and non-food categories, and often a lot of European specialties. You can take a look at one of their ads on their website and get an idea.

The main draw is their VERY low prices. Limited service -- sometimes there are only two or three people in the store. Their checkout system is super-efficient.

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What a great tip, R132! Have you ever prepped a bunch of vegetables for dehydration? Do you know how much effort it is? How much space you need to lay out all those vegetables for dehydrating? Ever worry about bugs? Mold?

by Anonymousreply 13507/22/2020

R119, there is no equivalent to Aldi. Maybe Lidl, but I think they're only in eastern US. Aldi is similar to a Trader Joes but full of mostly basics, rather than fun groceries. But they get some German specialty stuff in regularly.

Aldi is putting its 4 AZ stores in less-grocery-saturated, but higher SES parts of Phoenix metro, all in the outermost suburbs. At least 2 of the stores will be within spitting distance of WinCo Foods, another discount grocery chain. There was another one planned for a location a few blocks away from me, also near a WinCo, but they canceled that one, probably due to the fact that a failed Fresh & Easy is one block away, and the neighborhood is jammed with groceries - Kroger, Safeway, WinCo, Super Target and Walmart, and several ethnic groceries, all within a mile.

by Anonymousreply 13607/22/2020

Lidl, for some reason, seems to have fallen flat. I don't think they went into the right markets to launch, and I think they lost their investors.

Same happened to Lucky's. Lucky's did well as a small regional grocery, then Kroger tried to rapidly expand it and the minute they pulled their investment, Lucky's collapsed.

by Anonymousreply 13707/22/2020

117 - How funny to see the Fedco mention on Colorado ( now Target) Fedco was “event” shopping in my childhood - The fun of Fedco was the GREASY cheese pizza on the way out. Across the street used to be Standard Shoe Store - the kids dept had a huge shoe (“there was an old lady who lived in a shoe ...) for kids to play in. The other Target on Colorado was the old Robinson’s Dept Store. .... Thanks for a happy memory during these crazy days!!

by Anonymousreply 13807/22/2020

Someone upthread mentioned buying a freezer, which I did because the freezer in my refrigerator is small. You can freeze a lot of stuff while the Trump Virus rages.

by Anonymousreply 13907/22/2020

yup, I have 2.One in the kitchen, one in my office.

by Anonymousreply 14007/22/2020

Freezers are great until the electricity goes off 3 days. Generators go well with freezers.

by Anonymousreply 14107/22/2020

R105 's skirt [bold]TWIRLED [/bold] up! But then he wasn't wearing underwear.

by Anonymousreply 14207/22/2020

i would buy more masks. I heard there's mask shortage in texas.

by Anonymousreply 14307/22/2020

Thanks for the Aldi responses. I'm in Monterey County. So it's almost like TJs but with their own brands. Stay safe everyone. Stay in or mask up.

by Anonymousreply 14407/22/2020

I have found that TP is VERY plentiful lately. I started buying a pack every time I went to the store. I realized yesterday I have 4 12-roll packs which will last me almost a year. Suddenly paper towels are nowhere to be found, on the other hand. There was 1 lonely bottle of 70% isopropyl alcohol on the bottom shelf at the grocery store this week so I bought it. I have collected 4 over the last few months. I feel like a squirrel storing up nuts for the winter.

by Anonymousreply 14507/22/2020

EPA Approves Two Lysol Sprays for Killing Coronavirus on Surfaces

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by Anonymousreply 14707/22/2020

Funny, TP is not scarce at the stores I've been to but plenty of paper towels.

by Anonymousreply 14807/22/2020

I meant, TP is scarce at the stores I go to but not Paper Towels.

by Anonymousreply 14907/22/2020

only on amazon? no wonder bezos made another trillion

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out of stock on amazon too

by Anonymousreply 15107/22/2020

Amazon needs to up its hustle. I saw a listing on Etsy today for a 75 count container of Clorox wipes- $38!

by Anonymousreply 15207/22/2020

Amazon has been a disaster this entire time when it comes to cleaning essentials.

by Anonymousreply 15307/22/2020

If soap kills the virus on your hands, wouldn’t it also kill the virus on your counter? Why the panic for Lysol?

No shortages in NorCal.

by Anonymousreply 15407/23/2020

Well it isn't just the soap killing the virus is it? Isn't it also the vigorous scrubbing (sing Happy Birthday!) and washing of it down the train which prevents spread? Most people probably aren't going to scrub surface areas for as long as necessary. Apparently people can't even be bothered to wear a fucking mask. Plus there's no indication of where it could be on whatever surface so the thought is probably that if you have an effective cleaner, it allows you to just wipe down quickly rather than scrubbing everything for hours.

by Anonymousreply 15507/23/2020

the lysol is intended to be used in shared public spaces at work.

At least that is what I need it for, including the company bathroom.

None to be found.

by Anonymousreply 15607/23/2020

[quote]No shortages in NorCal.

No shortages of what? I'm also in SoCal and haven't seen any Lysol, have only seen Clorox wipes twice, and still have trouble finding 1 ply toilet paper- just some grossly overpriced Scott at Rite Aid, finally, but not the CVS house brand I used to always buy nor the other generic brands.

by Anonymousreply 15707/23/2020

R157, if you’re really having trouble with the one ply, I’d try Seven Eleven or maybe Mexican markets. I haven’t been to a Mexican market yet, but I’ve heard their produce is good and they have been stocked pretty well through some of the worst times, so it’s worth a try. Chinese markets might be good too. Try places you never go. Sometimes Home Depot is a good place for cleaning supplies and toilet paper.

by Anonymousreply 15807/23/2020

R156, were you that way before?

by Anonymousreply 15907/23/2020

I went to Walmart yesterday for the first time since they implemented their mandatory mask policy. I was shocked to see everyone wearing masks. Only one lady and her kids got turned away at the entrance. They also had large signs stating that masks were mandatory.

It's funny, because a couple days prior to the mask mandate, the place was packed and the checkout lines were backed up all the way into the aisles. One lady was getting taken out in handcuffs as we were walking in.

by Anonymousreply 16007/23/2020

You bitches made fun of me early in the pandemic when I suggested electrolyzed water/hyporchlorous acid as a virus killer. Well the FDA and EPA has approved it as one. This unit will generate your own, and you can even use it on produce. Keep in mind it needs to be on the surface for 10 minutes to be effective, and like bleach, will lose its effectiveness over time (2 weeks). I haven't used any of my bleach or alcohol reserves because of it.

Hospitals, cruise ships, vets, and the food service industry has been using this technology now to disinfect and sanitize.

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Lysol is available sporadically on Amazon Fresh. I have two cans that I've gotten in the last two weeks.

I think you have to do what I was doing at Walmart - have a cart otherwise filled to meet minimums and then once you get that item in the cart, check out immediately.

by Anonymousreply 16207/23/2020

I have tried them, r158. Only 2 ply so far at our 7*11s and local markets. Ralphs had a 24 roll pack of Kroger 1 ply a few months ago and I had a friend with a car snag some for me, but 1 ply is scarce overall because everyone wants 2 ply.

by Anonymousreply 16307/23/2020

11:05AM EST, Boxed has (right now) Lysol disinfectant spray, Lysol wipes, 60+Oz bottles of Germ-X, other hand sanitizers, blue masks, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.

by Anonymousreply 16407/23/2020

No Lysol showing up for me on Boxed.

by Anonymousreply 16507/23/2020

I'm no longer over-buying TP but I do buy a pack whenever I open a new one. The thing I'm now over-buying is Dunkin Donuts Decaf coffee. I'm not drinking anymore than pre-pandemic but I seem to go through it a lot more quickly. I think that's just my perception, though.

No problem with paper towels where I live. I buy the Bounty Select-a-Size in the huge package. Thank god for storage space!

Here's a weird thing though. Having trouble finding Coronita (the small bottles of Corona.) I think the "COVID-19" partiers bought just about all that was available around July 4th. I know the Mexican government closed down the breweries early on.

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For those that need 1-ply TP...

Friend of mine mentioned he's been doing this and while not ideal, seems better than going around everywhere looking for it and being frustrated.

He said he can't find 1-ply anywhere but 2-ply is everywhere so he's been buying 2-ply and just separating the sheets essentially making it 1-ply. Might be worth it if you're running low and worried.

by Anonymousreply 16707/23/2020

I went to the Unholy Trinity today: Walmart, Sam’s Club and Costco.

Walmart had tons of boxes of gloves two days ago, and I didn’t get any. Went back today, no gloves anywhere. Lots of sanitizer, including small bottles in the back to school area.

Sam’s: no gloves but masks. Costco: no gloves, but lots of sanitizer and masks. They even had the large bottle of Germ-X. Five boxes of masks maximum. That’s 250 masks. Costco was crowded and seemed normal except everybody had a mask. No social distancing whatsoever, in line or in the store.

Ace Hardware: sanitizer, no masks, which they did have a few weeks ago. No gloves.

FYI, for god sake at least get yourself a bottle of generic Benadryl. I took a new prescription a couple of nights ago and went to bed. A couple hours later I woke up itching all over. Ok, must be having an allergic reaction. Two hours later, the itching was gradually subsiding a bit and I got up to go to the bathroom. My face was scarlet red and swollen to twice its size. I very reluctantly went to the ER at 2:00am. It was me and about four other people, spread out through the large lobby.

They make you take off your gloves, use hand sanitizer (if I’d known that I’d have brought in an extra pair of gloves). Masks are required. They interview you and you see a doctor in the lobby, not in the back. Doctors then prescribed meds to various patients and nurses hand carried the meds to the patients in the lobby. The whole back seems to be locked down for lobby patients. They had three chairs blocked off for every one chair. One doctor came out in a completely enclosed respirator, including a face shield that covered her entire head. When I went to the office to give my insurance info, there was a plexiglas window between me and the staffer. She washed my insurance card with sanitizer.

I got prescribed Benadryl and Prednisone for a few days. If you have an allergic reaction to something, it’s always good to have some Benadryl on hand. You never know.

by Anonymousreply 16807/23/2020

That’s a severe reaction you had. Hope it won’t happen again. I always have antihistamines in the house R168 for existing allergies. It can always come in handy, I agree with you.

by Anonymousreply 16907/23/2020

R169, yes, it was frightening, because that’s the first time I’ve ever been allergic to a medication in my life. I had no reason to think I would have a problem. So you never know.

by Anonymousreply 17007/23/2020

Forgot to mention, Ace Hardware had about twenty signs all over the front of the store saying no entry without masks. They had a sign on a stand outside the door, then had printed out a bunch of paper signs and plastered them all over the doors at eye level. There were so many, I wonder if someone has been giving them a hard time.

When I went to Sams Club, I was wearing a face shield, and one of the employees approached me and asked where I got it (Amazon). She seemed to want one. I noticed that when you come in the door of some of the stores, as soon as they see a face shield they seem to relax. It’s like, “at least this one isn’t going to complain about wearing a mask.”

by Anonymousreply 17107/23/2020

What kind of face shield, R171?

Weird since Sam's sells Face Shields. A 4-pack of them is $4.99.

by Anonymousreply 17207/23/2020

The grocery store I go to there is a cashier that wears a face shield, mask and gloves.

by Anonymousreply 17307/23/2020

stock up when you see stuff you use.

The infection rates are sky high down south and I don't see how the production lines will not be impacted.

by Anonymousreply 17407/23/2020

R165, if you download the app and enable notifications, they usually send a notification when they have that stuff. I got a notification that they had Lysol, so I ordered it and posted here within ten minutes. Maybe I got the last can!

by Anonymousreply 17507/23/2020

I ordered masks back in mid-March. Unfortunately they were coming from China. By mid-June, no masks. I gave them until June 30th. They issued a refund around June 20th. Guess what arrived earlier this week? I feel bad that I’ve gotten them free but 4 months is a long time to wait for something.

by Anonymousreply 17607/23/2020

hold on to those masks. Gift to a friend or a family. I've been stocking up and sending extras to friends and family. I want this to be over but it's not behind us yet.

by Anonymousreply 17707/23/2020

R172, they did have face shields at my local Sam’s for about five minutes, but they haven’t had them for a while. They are comfortable (I bought a pack), but they’re pretty flimsy and with foam in front, they’re pretty much uncleanable. They also seem kind of short in front. And it seemed harder to breathe and fogged up a lot. And you could tell they weren’t going to last long no matter how careful you were. You need to buy a lot if you’re going for this type.

This is the one I bought from amazon. I don’t recommend this one as a first choice, because it’s not medical grade and the back is very open. It stands away from your head and there’s big gaps on both sides in the back. The front has good coverage and the top flips up, which is nice, so you can just flip it up to drive. But for some reason the helmet was interfering with my glasses and my glasses would suddenly slip down. I don’t know how, I didn’t see anything, but my glasses were falling down constantly and I didn’t want to reach inside to adjust them.

I ordered a different one, when I get it I’ll give you a review. This one isn’t a total loss, I have bad dust allergies and I can use it to clean the ceiling fans and chandeliers.

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by Anonymousreply 17807/23/2020

My sister, who is married to a doctor, alerted me to these masks- they are FDA registered as a medical device, create a seal so there is no fogging, and are resuable by sterilizing the mask, which is made of silicone. You buy new filters to put into them-apparently they had a rainbow one, but the only one in stock is the ugly gray one:

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by Anonymousreply 17907/23/2020

I am ordering that r179, thank you! I have had great luck with the filti fabric recommendation from here.

by Anonymousreply 18007/23/2020

What filti fabric?

by Anonymousreply 18107/23/2020

Thanks so much, R179! I’m ordering it too. The only masks I’m finding are low grade “not medical grade” disposable masks and I’m having to go to the doctor’s office and Quest constantly. Believe me, if I could stay the hell away from there I would. Every time I go, I wonder if this is the time my luck runs out.

by Anonymousreply 18207/24/2020

r181, you line your masks with it. i am on public transportation for getting to work a few times a week and I haven't caught it.

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I'm holding onto them, R177, believe me! The only reason I gave them a deadline is because I can find them pretty much everywhere now. I picked some up at the local Dollar Store.; Target had 10 packs of disposables as well as fabric ones that are washable.

The package was pretty small. I suspect it got wedged somewhere or fell on the floor once it got out to one of the facilities. Oh well, they were very gracious by providing the refund.

by Anonymousreply 18407/24/2020

R179 can one order them in Europe too or is it US only?

by Anonymousreply 18507/24/2020

when I checked out there was a flat fee and I didn't see anything about international shipping but you could email them r185

by Anonymousreply 18607/24/2020

Heads up guys. I am in Las Vegas and can’t find gloves anywhere. There’s about 15 packs of size small at Costco Business Center on MLK, and even less size small at Sam’s Club, Henderson on Serene. If you need gloves and have small hands or have children, hurry up and get some. Nobody has medium or large. My guess is they’ll all be gone by this afternoon.

I heard they were using them up in other states, so the shortage may last a while.

by Anonymousreply 18707/24/2020

I have yet to see anyone except an occasional cashier wearing gloves in my sojourns. I bought some at the beginning of this mess but I only used one pair -- it's easier for me to watch what I touch and use hand sanitizer liberally.

Though if I had to take public transportation, I'd sure use them.

by Anonymousreply 18807/24/2020

At my Metro store masks are required, of course, and they offer a spritz of sanitizer and gloves. They almost never have my size.

by Anonymousreply 18907/24/2020

Thanks R179. I vacillated on buying the mask, but since there doesn't seem to be no end in sight of the coronavirus I really need something that is long term.

by Anonymousreply 19007/24/2020

[quote] since there doesn't seem to be no end in sight of the coronavirus

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 19107/24/2020

Fuck off R191

by Anonymousreply 19207/24/2020

I must have missed the previous discussion about Filti fabric. Interesting. What makes these different than the Blue Shop Towels? Was filti tested specifically for covid? I believe the Blue Shop Towel was also tested to block 95% at 0.3 microns but when tested specifically for Covid, it wasn't as effective as 95%.

by Anonymousreply 19307/24/2020

For some reason whenever I click on the link in R179 it doesn't allow me to see any of the pricing or add to cart buttons.

How much are they?

by Anonymousreply 19407/24/2020

$39.99 R194

by Anonymousreply 19507/24/2020

The filters are expensive, about 2 dollars a piece but if I buy the mask ( and I think I will so thank you very, very much, R179) I want to make sure I will have plenty of filters or the mask will be useless. It does come with 5 filters and each filter is good for 32 hours, but still. I think I'm going to buy the mask in medium and a package of 10 filters for about 23 dollars in addition to the 39 dollars for the mask. It looks like the real deal.

Now, can someone please tell me if silicone is the same as latex, which I am allergic to?

by Anonymousreply 19607/24/2020

Latex is naturally derived from plants, silicone is a synthetic polymer derived from silicon, most commonly found in sand. Very few people are allergic to silicone.

by Anonymousreply 19707/24/2020

I also ordered extra filters but additionally plan to do what I do with masks. Remove the filter, don't touch it for a few weeks. reuse after that.

by Anonymousreply 19807/24/2020

Thank you so much R197. Now I can buy that mask and feel safe about it.

by Anonymousreply 19907/24/2020

I bought extra filters too R196, but they should last you a pretty long time. Since there are days I wouldn't be anywhere near people and the amount of time I spend in the grocery store and other places I'm figuring a filter should last a month or more. I'm definitely going to keep time of how long I wear the mask so I am able to change the filter after 32 hours.

by Anonymousreply 20007/24/2020

r198, rescue chick- do you think you could cut down the filters from your other company to fit the Castle Guard masks, or would that compromise them?

by Anonymousreply 20107/24/2020

I am a cheap and thrifty bitch r201 and will definitely try that. I firmly (hopefully not mistakenly) believe that if you let something, especially fabric, sit for 2 weeks it's fine re virus.

I got the silicone mask for what I (hopefully mistakenly) believe to be the inevitable surge of mutated virus this winter. I will need something hardcore that won't shift around or be affected by my wearing a hat, scarf etc in a blizzard. and won't get soaking wet in said blizzard.

by Anonymousreply 20207/24/2020

Rescue Chick, let me know if the altered filters work out, because they're less expensive than Castle Guard's.

by Anonymousreply 20307/24/2020

I absolutely will r203! if you don't hear back from me... they didn't work ;)

by Anonymousreply 20407/24/2020

MD here and my 2 usual grocery stores have had TP as far as the eye can see the last few weeks. I like the Target brand and am buying an 18 or 24 pack every time I go, just in case.

I'm with R145...another squirrel storing up for the second wave.

by Anonymousreply 20507/24/2020

R179 How did your sister and bil find out about these masks?

by Anonymousreply 20607/24/2020

r206, I didn't ask, because they just had a baby and are the most OCD anti germ people on the planet, but for the exclusion of their dogs, which they fully admit doesn't fit into their world. He works in genetic research and has to constantly fly from San Diego to San Jose, so I'm sure they're super cautious about catching anything.

by Anonymousreply 20707/24/2020

Thanks R207. I ordered mine earlier with extra filters and thinking of buying a second one for someone else.

by Anonymousreply 20807/24/2020

[quote]I must have missed the previous discussion about Filti fabric. Interesting. What makes these different than the Blue Shop Towels? Was filti tested specifically for covid?

Blue Tool Box shop towels never tested at 95%, but was tested in multiple layers with COVID19 particulate.

For the poster who asked about silicone- I just heard in an environmental Youtube video that the sand, hydrogen, and carbon are also mixed with rubber, which some people are allergic to.

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The maskfaqs link is for the poster who wanted to know how Filti and blur shop towels were tested and rated.

by Anonymousreply 21007/25/2020

Went to the dentist for my first cleaning after THREE month long reschedules.

Totally happy with the hygiene and sanitation. And they were QUICK!

In and out.

Shopping for groceries is more taxing.

by Anonymousreply 21107/25/2020

R187.....SOS has nitrile, vinyl, and latex gloves available in all sizes. (with the exception small nitrile)

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by Anonymousreply 21207/25/2020

I got large Robin's egg blue ones on ebay. they have lots of xl too. I got large to go over my regular gloves this winter (something people should be really thinking about)

by Anonymousreply 21307/25/2020

In order of best protection against viruses: latex, nitrile, vinyl.

by Anonymousreply 21407/25/2020

I have had a hard time finding larger sizes of hand soap.

by Anonymousreply 21507/25/2020

I'm on CNN's website now R207. There is an article about MIT scientist developing a mask that is reusable. "Researchers still need to analyze how effectively it catches viral particles..." I'm very curious how Castle Grade got the efficiency ratings so fast when even MIT scientist are still studying the effectiveness of their mask.

by Anonymousreply 21607/25/2020

I should said the mask and filter in the Castle Grade masks.

by Anonymousreply 21707/25/2020

*should have

by Anonymousreply 21807/25/2020

went into cvs, asked the first employee I saw for lysol, they laughed. It has not been seen in months.

by Anonymousreply 21907/25/2020

I recently saw a respirator mask very much like the Castle Grade at R179 from a Canadian company, called the O2 Curve.

Seemed stupidly expensive ($69.99), so I was intrigued by the Castle Grade ($39.99). After some research & debate about the two, I'm going with the O2 Curve. Like the ear/head straps better. Replacement filters made in USA.

by Anonymousreply 22007/25/2020

r220, the O2 Curve looks like a jock cup, which I guess would be amusing in clubs.

by Anonymousreply 22107/25/2020

[quote] I'm very curious how Castle Grade got the efficiency ratings so fast when even MIT scientist are still studying the effectiveness of their mask.

I think it's an interesting idea and shows potential, but I'm also a little cautious about it. One big thing it lacks is NIOSH approval, which is what you really want. In the US you can't get an N95 rating without it. Another thing I wonder about is whether that silicone material would get really sweaty under it.

by Anonymousreply 22207/25/2020

Oh, it definitely does, some BDSM thing. But, the one at R179 looks like a pig's snout to me, with that tear drop shape. They're both awful in that respect.

by Anonymousreply 22307/25/2020

ok guys, I'll be waiting for your reviews in a few weeks...before I buy.

by Anonymousreply 22407/25/2020

I went to 'High Risk Ralphs' (Rock & Roll location on Sunset) out here in L.A. and they were out of a lot of the Cup Noodles and the basic flavors (chicken, beef) of Rice-a-Roni; hasn't been like that since March-April. Heard some people complain they were out of some other things as well.

Normally I go to the Ralph's on Ventura in Studio City which always has stock, so maybe it was just this specific location?

However, with the exceptions of some paper products, Pavilion's in West Hollywood has been stocked as far as I've seen.

by Anonymousreply 22507/25/2020

I'm wary of a lot of the ratings filters and masks are giving themselves.

The Blue Shop Towels were in fact initially tested at blocking 95% of particles (it's why they got so much buzz) but when testing with actual covid particles, it was deemed not to be anywhere near as effective with the actual particle.

That's why I'm curious about the filti filter and whether that rating is based on a standard particle test or if the 95% rating is after testing it against Covid.

The list at maskfaq also seems to have wildly varying numbers for some material such as chiffon which is rated at having a 26.845% efficacy at four layers as compared to the ACSNano study which had two layers of chiffon having an efficacy rate of 83%.

So it's hard to tell the accuracy of any of these studies.

According to the ACSNano study, two layers of Chiffon and 1 layer of 600 TC Cotton can give you an efficacy rate of up to 97% against particles.

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by Anonymousreply 22607/25/2020

[quote]—do we need to start worrying again?


Well, I actually think we should never have stopped worrying.

I'm following the rule, if I see it available, I'm getting it. I'd rather have an over abundance of things I need/use than need to be panicked looking for it if/when it all gets bad again. At least most of what I'm buying is shelf-stable and are items I'd use three years from now if needed (TP, etc).

And if you're in Southern CA, then you really don't lose anything stocking up because you should have an emergency stock pile anyway.

by Anonymousreply 22707/25/2020

Who has a few extra bolts of chiffon laying around the house?

by Anonymousreply 22807/25/2020

Ironically, it might be a hell of a lot easier to find chiffon than some of these hot, in demand, fad of the moment items.

by Anonymousreply 22907/25/2020

R228, I do. I bought several yards of it when I saw that study. It's relatively cheap, about $7/yard.

by Anonymousreply 23007/25/2020

[quote] And if you're in Southern CA, then you really don't lose anything stocking up because you should have an emergency stock pile anyway.

Well, that's one of the things about emergency preparedness in the U.S.A. (even pre-COVID19)....those who are in middle-to-upper-class can afford to prepare for disasters. Stock up on non-perishables, water & other essentials. If one is living paycheck to paycheck....not so much.

by Anonymousreply 23107/25/2020

R231, so true.

My 'paycheck' is lowered by $600 now per week so I'm starting to look for 10/10 deals at the grocery store again, when I used to buy something regardless if it was marked down or not. Tried to apply for CalFresh (our food stamps here in CA) but was denied due to the higher unemployment amount but now that it's gone...

One thing that I did start saving on was bottled water; instead of Arrowhead, I switched to Trader Joe's and am saving a little. Anything helps.

by Anonymousreply 23207/26/2020

Look into getting a Britta pitcher and filters, at least as a backup. Costco has them, and they have Kirkland brand filters that go with them for less. I bought extra water for winter, but if I run out, that’s my backup. In the long run it’s cheaper.

by Anonymousreply 23307/26/2020

R233, have you ever tried the Pur brand? I feel the filtered water tastes a lot cleaner. I have a faucet filter on my bathroom sink and a pitcher in the kitchen. Before Covid I could find all the supplies I needed at the thrift stores, not so much now but Amazon is okay on pricing. Just don't change the filter at their artificial time limit, you will taste the change... sometimes before the arbitrary time, but mostly after.

by Anonymousreply 23407/26/2020

The thoughtful boyfriend left a bottle of hand sanitizer in the car for me. It smells like rum. I find myself enjoying the smell but wanting a rum cocktail.

by Anonymousreply 23507/26/2020

So what are you waiting for R235? Live a little

by Anonymousreply 23607/26/2020

Another awful experience at Ralphs (Kroger) yesterday. I do like the fact that you can do parking lot pickup and unlike Walmart, there's no minimum, but just like the last time I tried it, they were out of more than half the items I ordered -- including two items that I specifically needed and was unable to get from Walmart.

So then I tried Walmart again ... for one of the items, anyway (the other one they don't carry.) Had to come up with a bunch of stuff I didn't really need to get to the $35 minimum ... and THEY were out of the one thing I needed, too. (But they were also out of some of the things I didn't really need, so what I actually ended up spending was only $23.)

Finally tried Albertson's - and they actually had EVERYTHING I ordered -- even made a substitution and gave me a name brand instead of a store brand one one item. Nothing was out of stock. Free pickup, but they do have a $30 minimum.

I understand that stores can be out of stock, but they really need to do a much better job of keeping their websites updated to reflect inventory. It's beyond frustrating to order something that's shown as "in stock and available" only to find out (after it's too late) that it's not.

by Anonymousreply 23707/26/2020

There's a shortage of poppers right now. You can still buy the cheap shit but I like to go high end.

by Anonymousreply 23807/26/2020

I plan to, r236.

by Anonymousreply 23907/26/2020

Ralph's has been horrible since the start with items being available online and not having it when it's time to pick up.

by Anonymousreply 24007/26/2020

R232....F.Y.I. Trader Joe's bottled water (as well as their sparkling mineral waters) is really Crystal Geyser, bottled under TJ's label.

by Anonymousreply 24107/26/2020

For those of you trying to save money and still buying bottled water, do none of your faucets work? People are so brainwashed to purchase water in bottles. That was the greatest marketing campaign of the 20th/21st century.

by Anonymousreply 24207/26/2020

Depending on where people live R242 the taste of water can vary greatly. I have 5 3 gallon jugs that I take to my local water and ice store because the faucet water taste terrible. I don't even let my dogs drink faucet water.

by Anonymousreply 24307/26/2020

Water quality varies significantly, too.

by Anonymousreply 24407/26/2020

Here in NY I see that Shoprite, probably the largest supermarkets in the area, still have no cleaning or paper products in their weekly circular. My guess is that means the shelves on the stores are empty of them.

by Anonymousreply 24507/26/2020

There are very few places in the US that have bad water. You're just not used to the taste of tap water anymore. Most of the water you buy is just filtered tap water. All water is spring water or did some of you think that there's a magic spring in the middle of each water bottling plant like a little oasis? You're basically paying money for earth-killing plastic bottles. Just reacquaint yourself with the taste of tap water or buy your own filter and you'll save yourself a ton of money.

by Anonymousreply 24607/26/2020

Or maybe boil your tap water?

by Anonymousreply 24707/26/2020

I am using a brita but a few weeks ago the tap water was rusty colored,this spooked me and I drank bottled water for a few days.

by Anonymousreply 24807/26/2020

r242, I live in West Hollywood, and our building has antiquated pipes that our landlord does not want to fix, so there is a lot of rust and visible black and white particles in our water. No thanks. I do have a DuPont filter attached to the faucet, and it tastes better than using a Brita pitcher.

by Anonymousreply 24907/26/2020

I'll admit I'm too damn lazy to buy/change filters.

I'd consider boiling though

by Anonymousreply 25007/26/2020

My water has a very chlorinated taste/smell, but I have a water dispenser in my refrigerator that goes through a filter and that's all I drink (except when I have to take a pill in the bathroom.) I do use tap water for cooking and coffee.

by Anonymousreply 25107/26/2020

Damn it, we were getting lucky for a bit w/Walmart wipes. But now back to nada.

by Anonymousreply 25207/26/2020

[Quote]. There are very few places in the US that have bad water.

You poor dear. Bless your heart.

by Anonymousreply 25307/26/2020

[quote] There are very few places in the US that have bad water.

Oooh. Please, do not speak of things that you do NOT know about.

by Anonymousreply 25407/26/2020

R242: I have ReadyRefresh (prev. Poland Spring) 5 gallon jugs delivered for my water cooler. I have been doing that for years. I tried Brita and Pur and the NJ water still tastes terrible - a lot worse than NY water. I use tap for bathing and plants only.

No Clorox/Lysol wipes to be found yet again. I have some stored away, but wanted extra for now. None at Shoprite, Rite Aid or Target. Off brand hand sanitizer everywhere. No Purell though. Bertolli frozen foods are scarce - must be a factory delay. I like their Broccoli Alfredo and haven’t seen it in two weeks.

by Anonymousreply 25507/26/2020

Been thinking about the 5 gal deal.

by Anonymousreply 25607/26/2020

The brainwashing concerning bottled water has taken such strong hold that you get angry over your dependence on it being questioned. You might want to look within. Over 92% of the drinking water in the US is completely fine for drinking. You blathering defenders of the bottled water industry are the ones who do not know what you are talking about. Brainwashed and don't even know it.

If the chlorine smell/taste is an issue in your area, keep it in a pitcher in the fridge. The chlorine dissipates over time. You should also let water you use on your houseplants age for a week or so before you put it on your plants because most of them do not like chlorine. Keep two watering cans and use them in an alternating pattern. Also, fish tank water can be good for plants, too, if you haven't used a ton of chemicals.

by Anonymousreply 25707/26/2020

Grocery shortages?

It's good to be living in California.

by Anonymousreply 25807/26/2020

R226, It used to say on the original GoFundMe, which was started so they could afford that kind of testing before donating their masks to hospitals, that they tested with actual COVID19 particulate. However, I see on the updated site that they tested with salt aerosol- it says it below the table of results. Very interesting...

[quote]The Blue Shop Towels were in fact initially tested at blocking 95% of particles

Do you have a link for this? I have been following filtration testing since March but never saw that test, and am curious under which circumstances it was conducted. I know from wearing 3 layers of Tool Box that blue towels definitely stop air from going out and can sometimes be difficult to breath through, which is a good sign filtration-wise. I could not blow out a match with my filtered mask on, but my breath whizzed right on through 3 layers of flannel on an unfiltered mask like I wasn't wearing it at all.

However, my science nerd friend with 2 PhDs said there's a theory that most viruses tend to stay attached to droplets or larger particles blocked by cloth masks, rather than continuing through the material. She didn't have any links to back up her claim, though. If she finds any, I'll post them here.

by Anonymousreply 25907/26/2020

Interesting R259. I want to hear more about that too!

by Anonymousreply 26007/26/2020

[quote]For those of you trying to save money and still buying bottled water, do none of your faucets work?

They sure do, but the water in this area is notoriously bad when it comes out of the faucets. We don't drink it or use it for cooking. Most municipal water is tested at the plant, not after it makes its way through old, corroded pipes. Why assume that everyone is somehow brainwashed because we don't want to drink rust, lead, or black flecks?

by Anonymousreply 26107/26/2020

R261, because everyone being water quality experts directly coincides with the marketing push for bottled water. Water quality is the same if not better than is was for the first two hundred years of this country but now it's just not good enough. Ever read quality tests on the bottled water you're paying so much money for?

Also, dentists just love bottled water. None of that pesky flouride to keep people's teeth strong. There's a reason the younger generations have shit teeth and only part of it is sucking on sugar water all day long.

by Anonymousreply 26207/27/2020

[quote] There are very few places in the US that have bad water.

This bitch is mental

by Anonymousreply 26307/27/2020

[quote] You might want to look within.

Bitch, look within my shitty asshole

by Anonymousreply 26407/27/2020

Ah, that's about the intelligence I expect from the likes of you, R264. Thanks for proving me right that you can be ignored. Ignorance isn't your friend. Keep sucking on your plastic, water bottle shaped teat.

by Anonymousreply 26507/27/2020

Don't panic if you can't find Clorox wipes.

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by Anonymousreply 26607/27/2020

r262- this is what comes out of my non filtered faucet in West Hollywood, CA- see all those black/gray/white particles? Would you drink my tap water?

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by Anonymousreply 26707/27/2020

R267 wow, that is disgusting...

by Anonymousreply 26807/27/2020

Bottled water is also great to have on hand for emergencies.

by Anonymousreply 26907/27/2020

Just went to my local Target and noticed there was no one at the door monitoring how many people were going in and out which also means they aren't mandating masks. I turned around and left. Parking lot was also packed which tells me they probably have way too many people in the store.

by Anonymousreply 27007/27/2020

R265 Nobody but nobody gives a fuck about your crusade, Mary. Go be the turd in someone else's punchbowl.

*punch made with tap water, of course.

by Anonymousreply 27107/27/2020

Boxed has Lysol spray. You can't find it through search or through the categories but it was in my Recently Viewed from the last time I ordered it. It's available, if you can find out how to find it and add it to your cart.

by Anonymousreply 27207/27/2020

dont see the lysol but they do have a thermometer for sale.

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by Anonymousreply 27307/27/2020

I had my "come to Jesus" moment(s) about bottled water around twenty years ago. I lived in an ancient apartment building at the time. Didn't trust the pipes (in addition to the slight chlorinated smell/taste), so I bought bottled water for drinking/cooking. Usually Crystal Geyser because it was dirt cheap at Trader Joe's. Two things (which happened around the same time) opened my eyes:

1) A study by UCLA (or one of the local universities) found that L.A. tap water actually had LOWER levels of several carcinogens -- including hexavalent chromium -- than many popular brands of bottled water such as Evian, Fiji, Crystal Geyser (yikes), Arrowhead, etc.

2) I learned (while watching Oprah, of all things) that it takes approximately five liters of water to produce a single one-liter bottle of water.

And that was that. Headed off to Bed, Bath & Beyond the next day (with a 20% off coupon, of course) for a Brita-pitcher and a nice reusable water bottle for my car.

The only bottled water I buy now is the occasional 12 oz. case (when I'm having a BBQ, going to the Hollywood Bowl, or something like that) -- and when I need to rotate my Earthquake Water (1 gal jugs)

by Anonymousreply 27407/27/2020

Thanks everyone for reminding me to pick up a couple of cases of bottled water!

by Anonymousreply 27507/27/2020

[quote]because everyone being water quality experts directly coincides with the marketing push for bottled water.

We're experts at what we see coming out of our faucets, dimwit. Instead of chiding others for being on a "crusade" that you yourself are leading, ask yourself why you need to keep contradicting others when they tell you something you don't like.

by Anonymousreply 27607/27/2020

[quote]A study by UCLA (or one of the local universities) found that L.A. tap water actually had LOWER levels of several carcinogens

The water maybe, but not the pipes.

by Anonymousreply 27707/27/2020

I don't disagree, R 277. The pipes at my apt bldg were a bit rusty, too....which is why bought bottled water. (and I think I said that)

by Anonymousreply 27807/27/2020

R246 is so full of shit he can't even see.

In some parts of the country, water is supplied with aqueducts and canals. This water tends to pick up lots of organic matter on its journey. And even though it's sanitized and filtered, it is still very hard and has offensive odors that vary by the season. These odors are too expensive for the water dept. to remove completely. Right now the water tastes like algae and mold. I have a reverse osmosis unit that takes care of my drinking water needs.

A carbon filter (Brita, PuR) is a cheap way to remedy bad tasting water that is otherwise pure. You can also use one of these filters to filter cheap vodka and make it taste better. Be sure to save and reuse the filter, but not for water.

However, for emergency purposes, you want something that will kill germs and/or purify water. Look into camping equipment and supplies, including portable water filters and water purification tablets and solutions.

by Anonymousreply 27907/27/2020

I’m sorry, I don’t think I understand this thread. Are all of you domestics?

by Anonymousreply 28007/27/2020

In the spirit of brotherhood and love, and also in the spirit of getting y'all to shut the fuck up about this water shit, there is now a thread specifically for THAT discussion!

How very vivid!

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by Anonymousreply 28107/27/2020

R267 oh that's awful. I live right over in Hollywood and am going to take a look at mine, which is probably worse.

They just worked on our pipes last week, and the water was a little 'cloudy' but it's cleared up since.

Topic wise, I stopped by Pavilions late this afternoon (around 4p) and the line was getting longer outside again. Since I'm not here all the time, I'm not sure if it has been getting busier; the last couple times I've been able to just walk right in. I guess it depends on what time you go?

by Anonymousreply 28207/27/2020

r282, our landlord changed one of pipes in the kitchen, and that's what happened. I would have never noticed the particulate matter if it weren't for the filter.

Sometime I walk over to the Whole Foods on Fairfax. They usually have lines late morning and early evening. However TJs and Sprouts don't. I seldom shop at Pavillions.

by Anonymousreply 28307/28/2020

OT, sorry, but l lived in BH for 20 years. WORST water on the planet. Maybe worse than WEHO. I’m sure the Darfur Orphan grieves at this news but jeeze, Bev Hills? Nasty water? We’ve really become a third world country when rich people suffer like this. //snicker//

by Anonymousreply 28407/28/2020

It is a pity that LA is not forced to recycle its water and uses the Pacific as a toilet.

If it recycled and treated water, the returned water would be potable.

by Anonymousreply 28507/28/2020

More discussion about water here

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by Anonymousreply 28607/28/2020

My mask from the recommendation above came today. It's pretty hardcore. literally zero air is coming in or out the sides (the same thing cannot be said of the cloth ones even if they have a filter and nose wire).

I can breathe in it but it is disconcerting to realize how much air must in/out the sides of the cloth ones. I will definitely be able to cut the filti cloth to fit.

the mask does not move. it's a snug, sealed fit. I do not believe I could wear it in heat or humidity. I am glad I got it for winter though!

by Anonymousreply 28707/28/2020

Rescue Chick, please keep us posted regarding that mask. Sorry about designating you "guinea pig" - "guinea Chick" sounds better.

by Anonymousreply 288Last Wednesday at 8:22 AM

Two men, both 34, are arrested for 'beating eight Trader Joe's employees and tearing off their masks before threatening to return with a gun' after they were asked to leave the Manhattan store for not wearing face coverings

John Carrero and Alejandro Escobar, both 34, refused to leave the Trader Joe's on East 32nd Street on July 14, after entering the grocery store at around 8.50pm.

Several employees told authorities that they asked the duo to leave the store after they refused to wear masks, a NYPD spokeswoman said in a statement to

Carrero is then alleged to have hit a 22-year-old female employee in the head with a wooden paddle used by checkout staff.

Another member of staff had their hair pulled.

Escobar is also said to have threatened to return to the store with a firearm, which police said caused 'fear and alarm to employees and customers inside of the store.'

Eight members of Trader Joe's staff were injured in the attack, and one was taken to hospital.

As the two left the store, Escobar allegedly used a chair to strike the store window in a bid to regain entry.

Both were charged with disorderly conduct, harassment and criminal trespassing. Carrero was also charged with second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Escobar, from the Bronx, was also charged with menacing. Both have since been released and are due in court on October 13.

On his Twitter page, video blogger Escobar said that he had a video of the altercation but added that police currently had the footage.

He also claimed that the accounts of them attacking workers were not true, declaring that the video would show that naysayers would 'look as stupid as Trader Joe's is gonna look.'

Escobar could not be reached for comment.

Kenya Friend-Daniel, a spokeswoman for Trader Joe's, said that eight employees 'suffered some sort of injury.' One employee had to be treated at the hospital, NBC News reports.

'All the crew members are doing OK, and they're all back at work,' Friend-Daniel said on Tuesday.

All employees at the store have been given the opportunity to transfer to another location or receive paid time off.

'They all said that they wanted to continue to work and were fine,' she added.

A security guard has since been hired at the store.

'We are extremely grateful that everyone is OK and they're back at work and it isn't worse,' Friend-Daniel said.

Friend-Daniel said the company did not believe the incident was triggered by a request to wear a mask, adding: 'We feel there was a different motivation behind it, such as wanting to start some trouble.'

But a Facebook page attributed to Escobar often lists conspiracy theories surrounding the coronavirus.

Escobar has also shared video in support of Stella Immanuel, the controversial doctor who has championed hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for coronavirus.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo took to his own Twitter to slam the incident.

'Every NY business is permitted by law to refuse entrance to customers who are not wearing masks,; he declared.

'No one has the right to endanger the health of store employees or other customers.'

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by Anonymousreply 289Last Wednesday at 1:45 PM

r287 I am fine being called just about anything. and I will definitely keep you updated however, I hope not too soon because that means winter is here!

by Anonymousreply 290Last Wednesday at 3:32 PM


hazard pay for all front line and essential workers.

by Anonymousreply 291Last Wednesday at 4:18 PM

10:06AM EST 7/30

Boxed has Lysol wipes, disinfectant spray, and liquid concentrates for real NOW. I got the notification an hour ago but just now saw it so hurry.

by Anonymousreply 292Last Thursday at 6:08 AM

This is a first... went to Walmart and they had five entire shelves devoted and stocked to Lysol spray. Limit of 1 per customer. It was on the shelves they normally reserve for wipes, which they were completely out of of.

by Anonymousreply 293Last Thursday at 8:35 AM

R293, lucky you!

by Anonymousreply 294Last Thursday at 8:37 AM

No one has Lysol foaming bathroom cleaner. Now why would everyone be out of that? I can't imagine hospitals are using it. I think Lysol is in some kind of deal with Trump and he's selling it at a price no American would pay to China or someplace.

by Anonymousreply 295Last Thursday at 9:48 AM

I've been able to find Lysol All Purpose cleaning spray relatively easy at WalMart in NE Ohio. The shelves selling that stuff are still largely empty, but the last few times I've been there, there were still a few of the large refill size bottles. Those are fine, because I just pour them in my existing spray bottles.

I'm wondering if they are instructing their employees to only put out a certain amount of those types of products at specified times throughout the day though.

by Anonymousreply 296Last Thursday at 10:27 AM

yes, I've seen Lysol All Purpose cleaning spray (yellow bottle) in Home depot in Manhattan. They go fast!

by Anonymousreply 297Last Thursday at 10:36 AM

Does it say, the yellow one, that it kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses?

by Anonymousreply 298Last Thursday at 10:42 AM

R298, yes they do.

by Anonymousreply 299Last Thursday at 2:25 PM

Gone on Boxed.

by Anonymousreply 300Last Thursday at 3:06 PM

thanks to this thread, I'm seeing ads for Boxed elsewhere on social media lol

by Anonymousreply 301Last Thursday at 3:09 PM

Do they have any lysol products R301? When I just looked it said out of stock.

by Anonymousreply 302Last Thursday at 3:24 PM

Boxed requires a membership right?

by Anonymousreply 303Last Thursday at 3:25 PM

Wrong R303. Free.

by Anonymousreply 304Last Thursday at 3:26 PM

i just read a lot of hand sanitizers that were available during the height of their shortage were recalled for being toxic.. i unfortunately bought some of the brands.

by Anonymousreply 305Last Thursday at 3:32 PM

R305, I found out I bought 1 bottle of the recalled brands from CVS. I'm gonna go return it tomorrow. I didn't use it fortunately...

by Anonymousreply 306Last Thursday at 3:34 PM

Boxed seems expensive ... every product I checked, from peanut butter to hand soap to tea, is cheaper elsewhere. Though I'd pay the $8.99 for a can of Lysol if I could get.

by Anonymousreply 307Last Thursday at 3:36 PM

Boxed looks terrible, I just checked it out. Not a fucking thing in stock that anyone would need, and what they do have is 20 percent higher than elsewhere.

by Anonymousreply 308Last Thursday at 3:37 PM

Breathing aerosolized Lysol will kill your lungs faster than corona, so be glad you can't get it!

by Anonymousreply 309Last Thursday at 3:45 PM

Home Depot has a lot of hand sanitizer now if you need it. Some brand I never heard of.

by Anonymousreply 310Last Thursday at 3:50 PM

Today for the first time in months I couldn't find Bounty PT. I had to buy a cheapo brand.

by Anonymousreply 311Last Thursday at 3:52 PM

[quote]Breathing aerosolized Lysol will kill your lungs

Gives me a headache.

by Anonymousreply 312Last Thursday at 3:58 PM

[quote]Breathing aerosolized Lysol will kill your lungs faster than corona, so be glad you can't get it!

It's working for me!

by Anonymousreply 313Last Thursday at 3:58 PM

Windex makes a yellow surface cleaner that kills 99.9% of bacteria, too. Might search for that if you can't find Lysol. I don't know if windex always made it or if it was in response to Covid, but it's out there.

by Anonymousreply 314Last Thursday at 4:07 PM

One word of caution using water filter products like Pur, Brita, and Zero Water (which is the best of them imo) - The last time I moved, I packed up my Zero Water filter pitcher, but didn't get around to unpacking it and using it again for a couple of weeks. It never occurred to me that the filter itself can get moldy from being damp and not being used. I had horrible mold poisoning from it, and was in the bathroom like crazy and could barely stand up for more than a few minutes at a time because of the constant dizziness.

Honestly, it's just cheaper to buy gallons of distilled water vs. what it costs for those filters. Some grocery stores even have machines where you can refill your gallon containers with pre-filtered water, and it's even cheaper. Giant Eagle offers this.

by Anonymousreply 315Last Thursday at 4:10 PM

I'm slowly starting to see rubbing alcohol reappear at places like Dollar Tree, if you get there at the right time. They also sell mini spray bottles. I kind of prefer this over using the Purelle wipes that our grocery stores are offering when we walk in. People keep leaving those used nasty wipes in the carts and all over the parking lot.

The hand sanitizer gels are just alcohol mixed with glycerin and water. Much cheaper to just mist your hand and the carts with some rubbing alcohol.

by Anonymousreply 316Last Thursday at 4:21 PM

If anyone still happens to need masks. Office Depot / Office Max has them on sale. A 50-pack for $15.00 and free shipping.

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by Anonymousreply 317Last Thursday at 5:06 PM

[quote]Windex makes a yellow surface cleaner that kills 99.9% of bacteria, too.

Fine, but COVID is a virus, not a bacterium.

by Anonymousreply 318Last Thursday at 5:08 PM

[quote]The last time I moved, I packed up my Zero Water filter pitcher, but didn't get around to unpacking it and using it again for a couple of weeks. It never occurred to me that the filter itself can get moldy from being damp and not being used.

That should have occurred to you. I threw out my Brita filter last time I moved.

by Anonymousreply 319Last Thursday at 5:41 PM

I work within a warehouse store. I have observed the paper products are recovering. However, constant shortages of Clorox or store brand wipes, gloves, alcohol, alcohol wipes. Oh, and pancake syrup. Last week at Walgreens, they had gloves. At Safeway this evening, they had these 99.9% wipes packs, 2 for 6$. I bought 2. Since I work in the warehouse store, I scored some Lysol spray 4 packs, and combination Clorox/store brand wipes. I sent some to my brother in Jacksonville, FL who could not get any for months. I paid a $28 hazardess chemical shipping. My daughter visited from Texas and I gave her some wipes and Lysol spray as well, as she could not get any. I still have spares. Folks, this 1st wave never ended, and the 2nd wave in fall/winter is still predicted. Get those masks now while you can. Get those sanitizers. I have been an essential worker, and fear daily. I am now considering the goggles. My job is acting like things are opening up, and increase sales pressure. I have to be near people, and touch them to perform my job, and while not many people come by, I have been doing this since the beginning. I am a voracious sanitizer of my work area, and personal space. I hope that's been enough.

by Anonymousreply 320Last Thursday at 5:44 PM

The Windex cleaner mentioned about is, in fact, on the list of CDC approved cleaners.

You have to leave it on for 10 minutes, but it does apparently work.

by Anonymousreply 321Last Thursday at 6:02 PM

Coronavirus outbreak linked to 4 Costco stores in California's Bay Area

From CNN's Sarah Moon

A coronavirus outbreak has been confirmed at four Costco locations in the Bay Area, according to a statement from Santa Clara County.

A total of 31 cases have been confirmed within the past two weeks at four Costco stores in Gilroy, Mountain View, San Jose, and Sunnyvale. The number of confirmed infections at each store ranged from four to 13.

The county began an investigation at these locations after an outbreak was reported at various Costco locations, according to the statement.

“Preliminary results of the investigation indicate that Costco is complying with social distancing and other protocols and that many of the cases have been caused by community transmission and most likely not internal transmission among employees,” the county said.

Clusters of the virus have not been confirmed at any other Costco locations in Santa Clara County, according to the statement.

The county is working closely with Costco to protect the safety of workers and customers at each location.

“This includes assisting Costco in identifying close contacts and advising on appropriate disinfection measures, ensuring that appropriate testing protocols are being followed, as well as measures to prevent workplace transmission,” the county said.

By the numbers: As of Thursday, Santa Clara County has a total of 9,731 confirmed cases and 190 deaths.

by Anonymousreply 322Last Thursday at 6:30 PM

strange about pancake syrup shortages

by Anonymousreply 323Last Thursday at 6:31 PM

R323, not really, if you consider people are stocking up on pantry items. A lot of people may be buying stuff like pancake and waffle mixes. I've been running into the same issue with Mexican and Asian condiments. Of course stuff like beans, rice, and tortilla's we're getting snatched up early on - but I can't even find stuff like soy sauce or taco sauce right now at most stores, aside from Wal-Mart.

by Anonymousreply 324Last Thursday at 6:42 PM

I think the syrup shortage might have more to do with the fact that poor old Aunt Jemima was just CANCELLED! No doubt the shelves were stripped bare of all those offending images of her sweet little motherly visage.

by Anonymousreply 325Last Thursday at 6:45 PM

So if all of the Costcos are complying with masks and social distancing what's going on? Are people getting it from touching something that is particular to those stores, like some product?

by Anonymousreply 326Last Thursday at 7:12 PM

r325 More likely it's being hoarded by collectors.

by Anonymousreply 327Last Thursday at 7:16 PM

Thanks for posting r322. We will not be doing our monthly trip there tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 328Last Thursday at 10:30 PM

[quote]I am a voracious sanitizer of my work area, and personal space. I hope that's been enough.

By funneling our anxieties into empty cleaning rituals, we lose focus on the more common modes of COVID-19 transmission and the most crucial policies to stop this plague. “My point is not to relax, but rather to focus on what matters and what works,” says Emanuel Goldman, a microbiology professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. “Masks, social distancing, and moving activities outdoors. That’s it. That’s how we protect ourselves. That’s how we beat this thing.”

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by Anonymousreply 329Last Friday at 4:42 AM

Well, next time Professor Goldman has surgery, I hope he requests an uncleaned operating room and tells the surgeon not to bother washing his hands, because masking should be enough.

by Anonymousreply 330Last Friday at 9:38 AM

Let the people clean their shit. I guarantee that those people are also the ones wearing masks, sanitizing their hands constantly, and hissing at people who get within ten feet of them. It's the dumb fucks doing nothing that need to be taken to task...and then taken out back and shot. Natural selection is at work now.

by Anonymousreply 331Last Friday at 9:42 AM

R326, somebody probably gave it to an employee and they don’t want to say that.

by Anonymousreply 332Last Friday at 11:08 AM

This whole thing about, "you don't have to clean as much as you are, " etc. is laughable. First of all, why do you care how often other people are cleaning. Secondly, I'm frankly going to do whatever I need to do to ensure my own safety especially considering that we have been told countless times that x isn't necessary, or that Covid is transmissible via yz... only to be told weeks later, "oopsies, actually......."

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by Anonymousreply 334Last Friday at 11:13 AM

Jeez, people are defensive. The author of the piece at R329 doesn't say "don't clean." He says, specifically to businesses, don't focus on cleaning to the detriment of making customers wear masks, facilitating social distancing and providing proper air ventilation -- because those things make much more of a difference than sanitizing does. But you have to do both.

On an individual level, go ahead and clean whatever you want, however and whenever you want.

by Anonymousreply 335Last Friday at 11:37 AM

R335 that isn't the only article. Other people have posted articles about how people are wasting time cleaning their homes and taking precautions like wiping down things before bringing them in, cleaning their phones, etc. I'm not defensive about it.. my statement is that it's ridiculous for those people to be telling people that there's no need to be that cautious. Who cares?

by Anonymousreply 336Last Friday at 11:49 AM

The problem I have with the article is that it's an "opinion" piece, not any kind of official study, plus he may be a microbiologist, but he is not an infectious disease specialist. It should be taken with a grain of salt.

by Anonymousreply 337Last Friday at 11:59 AM

You should definitely clean your phone.

by Anonymousreply 338Last Friday at 12:06 PM

The husbear and I must look like big queens spraying down our purchased groceries in the parking lot before putting them in the trunk. We haven't seen others doing the same

by Anonymousreply 339Last Friday at 2:07 PM

I've NEVER sprayed them down in the parking lot!

We take them inside and wash them (or spray it down with alcohol if it's in a box).

by Anonymousreply 340Last Friday at 2:24 PM

I leave mine in the trunk for three days. I separate the bags into “things that are not perishable and can stay in the trunk,” and “food items that at least need to be brought in the air conditioned house.” Nonperishables stay in the trunk at least three days, or until right before I go out again, which can be a week.

For the food items that can stay at indoor room temperature, like canned goods, I have a plastic bin with a lid in the laundry room. They stay in there for at least three days, bag and all. Produce goes in the kitchen in one corner, on a wire rack on the counter. If it can sit a few days, it stays in the bag. After three days, I handle it. Anything that has to go in the fridge or freezer is what gets wiped down.

by Anonymousreply 341Last Friday at 2:55 PM

We get deliveries and bring almost everything into the kitchen. It usually only goes into the sink from the bags, which we scrub after, and we wash almost everything.

If it's in boxes, I either take the contents out (without touching) and throw away the box, or if that's not possible (like eggs) we douse it with this alcohol spray we have.

We're being told now the chances of infection from any of the packaging is minimal, but I am NOT taking chances.

by Anonymousreply 342Last Friday at 3:20 PM

I agree, R342. Months from now, it could turn out the advice about boxes being safe could be wrong too. But at this point, as long as it’s in the garage and not the house, I just leave the boxes alone for a few days and open them later, then throw them away on trash day. It’s very hot here.

by Anonymousreply 343Last Friday at 3:25 PM

R342, exactly, which is what I was saying earlier. We've been told one too many times that something wasn't necessary or possible only to be the complete opposite a few weeks later. There's no such thing as being "too cautious," when it comes to something novel that nobody knows close to anything about.

by Anonymousreply 344Last Friday at 3:41 PM

r339 r340 r341 r342 r343 r344 Were you all of the germophobe persuasion prior to covid?

by Anonymousreply 345Last Friday at 4:01 PM

Not me. Perhaps mildly when I went out to eat - I brought hand sanitizer and had anti bacterial wipes with me, but I wasn't obsessive about using them, just sick of getting bronchitis and the flu every winter.

by Anonymousreply 346Last Friday at 4:03 PM

no lysol but harmons on 6th ave is carrying microban, 1 per customer

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by Anonymousreply 347Last Friday at 4:08 PM

Like r296, I live in Northeast Ohio, too. I had been able to find Clorox wipes at the Mentor Target in May and June. But not anymore. Same with the Mentor Giant Eagle. I figure it's easier to find paper towels, and all purpose cleaner, so better to go that route.

The toilet paper is in pretty good shape. Lots of off-brand hand sanitizer, mostly Suave. Have seen rubbing alcohol and face masks. I have not seen a can of Lysol ANYWHERE in months.

by Anonymousreply 348Last Friday at 5:28 PM

What do you all use the wipes for?

We bought multiple containers of them back in March and are still on our first one.

We don't usually leave the house other than to walk the dog or go for a run.

by Anonymousreply 349Last Friday at 5:32 PM

R345, not me (R343). Just the opposite. I’ve always believed covering everything with antibacterial soap is bad in the long run. I used cloth dish towels to wipe the counters, mostly with Lysol or soap. I never used Lysol wipes. I would use Lysol spray to clean toilets or the bathtub, or the sink once in a while, that’s about it. But I have been meticulous about getting flu shots because I was a caretaker for a disabled person for a long time. In the winter, I would be very careful to wash my hands when I came back from the store. But that’s about it really. I had hand sanitizer but never used it. Soap and water is about it. Now I’m going through hand sanitizer like it’s water. But only when I go out. Not at home. I take a shower and change my clothes when I come home. I only use sanitizer at home if I’m handling something from outside.

This has been a complete change from my normal habits. But I’ve had a lot of health issues this past year myself that I never had to deal with before. Before that, I was healthy and would bounce back from everything. Now my main concern is preventing heart or lung or other permanent damage from Covid.

by Anonymousreply 350Last Friday at 5:49 PM

R349, bleach wipes are good for cleaning your phone. Always clean your phone after you go out. I also use them to wipe the counter after I put the groceries down on it. They also do a good job on stainless steel appliances.

by Anonymousreply 351Last Friday at 5:52 PM

R351: Yep! I wipe down my phone, doorknobs, handles, etc with wipes when I come home. I wash everything else in the sink (including keys) with DAWN soap. Non-perishables are in quarantine for 3 days along with mail. Perishables are washed in sink and placed in fridge. Not perfect, but better than nothing. BTW - tonight, I went to the local liquor store for wine and saw a ton of people dining out at the local restaurants. No masks, dining, eating, drinking etc. I was envious (miss that!), but had to remind myself a pandemic is still going on and although numbers are low in Jersey now, IDK what it will be like in a few weeks if people are lax. So, at home with TV, DL and vino For the night🍷

by Anonymousreply 352Last Friday at 7:58 PM

R352 you’re a wise person. Better enjoy the good life at home. Numbers over here in Europe are rising again because people are going out and pretend everything is normal again. We all want to go back to pre-Corona life but it doesn’t work that way. After the vaccine hopefully. Enjoy your evening, hope the wine is good!

by Anonymousreply 353Last Friday at 8:21 PM

Two things we'll never find:

1. Jimmy Hoffa

2. Lysol spray

by Anonymousreply 354Last Friday at 8:36 PM

R354 Lysol spray is back. My store probably had 20 cases of it the other day. That's a good sign that it'll be more readily available soon.

by Anonymousreply 355Last Friday at 9:12 PM

I went to my supermarket yesterday after my dental appointment and they were out of Febreze! And one of the clerks said that they ran out on Thursday. Febreze?

by Anonymousreply 356Last Saturday at 1:45 AM

I got some Seventh Generation disinfectant spray and some motherfucker stole it.

I actually suspect the FedEx driver because I don't know how anyone else could have known what was in it, it was just a plain Vitacost box.

by Anonymousreply 357Last Saturday at 1:54 AM

I am using the wipes pretty exclusively in the car. Door handles, steering wheel, etc. And on my gloves beforevvinpeel them off. Then a second wipe for bare hands before I start driving again.

by Anonymousreply 358Last Saturday at 4:35 AM

I saw the ad for Boxed again and they showed a pic of Lysol but it's a travel sized one. 1.99 LOL. I didn't buy.

by Anonymousreply 359Last Saturday at 7:34 AM

selling out fast at harmon's!

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by Anonymousreply 360Last Saturday at 9:57 AM

For the same reason that you should not take antibiotics for a virus, you should not buy anti-bacterials unless they ALSO KILL VIRUSES.

by Anonymousreply 361Last Saturday at 10:00 AM

microban works against bacteria, not viruses. Lysol works against viruses including the c word!

by Anonymousreply 362Last Saturday at 10:09 AM

I'm Beverly Boyers, r345...

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by Anonymousreply 363Last Saturday at 11:01 AM

I'd cut a bitch for a can of Lysol spray. Haven't seen one in 4 months

by Anonymousreply 364Last Saturday at 11:18 AM

If I can get you a can of Lysol spray, r364, will you cut the bitch of my choosing?

by Anonymousreply 365Last Saturday at 11:28 AM

Peroxide is easy to find, try putting that in a spray bottle.

by Anonymousreply 366Last Saturday at 12:11 PM

[quote]Windex makes a yellow surface cleaner that kills 99.9% of bacteria, too. Might search for that if you can't find Lysol. I don't know if windex always made it or if it was in response to Covid, but it's out there.I

I have this but the bottle does not have any coronaviruses on the list of pathogens it's effective against, let alone COVID19. I'm curious as to how it made the list when the only viruses it claims to be effective against are a few flu ones.

by Anonymousreply 367Last Saturday at 6:30 PM

The Windex disinfectant cleaner is on the CDC/EPA list of effective cleaners. The labels do not always say coronavirus as many companies are selling stock made more than 6 months ago. For the Windex cleaner, it is effective on non porous surfaces and must remain on them for 10 minutes.

by Anonymousreply 368Last Saturday at 7:51 PM

4822-593 L-Lactic acid Windex Disinfectant Cleaner S.C. Johnson & Son Inc

by Anonymousreply 369Last Saturday at 7:51 PM

I'm curious: Has the rate of food poisoning gone down with people improving their hand-washing technique? Has wiping down surfaces and products with anti-bacterials decreased food poisoning?

by Anonymousreply 370Last Sunday at 12:08 AM

Because you all have been very helpful: We'd bought Amazon's Pronto (Presto?) house brand toilet paper early on in the pandemic and have avoided using it because we figured it would be sandpaper-like.

Opened it just now and it appears to be white labeled Quilted Northern or something pretty similar. Not the least bit sandpaper-like.

by Anonymousreply 371Last Sunday at 6:52 AM

R318, Fine, I know that. The yellow Windex 99.9% of germs including viruses.

By the way, I saw Sanjay Gupta, a doctor, on CNN, say that whatever surface cleaner you have is fine. It doesn't take much to kill or remove (or cripple coronavirus to the point it is not going to do ANYTHING) on a surface with any cleaner at all. Mr. Clean or other surface cleaners that don't have the 'kills 99.9 %...' label are suffient.

I know pretending things like ONLY Lysol and ONLY bread flour will do gives a few here a sense of purpose in life though, so don't let me cough on your parade.

by Anonymousreply 372Last Sunday at 7:44 AM


by Anonymousreply 373Last Sunday at 7:45 AM

That would be correct, r373.

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by Anonymousreply 374Last Sunday at 10:13 AM

[quote]By the way, I saw Sanjay Gupta, a doctor, on CNN, say that whatever surface cleaner you have is fine. It doesn't take much to kill or remove (or cripple coronavirus to the point it is not going to do ANYTHING) on a surface with any cleaner at all.

What makes the coronavirus so easy to kill is that it has a lipid outer layer. Well, what dissolves fats? Soap.

by Anonymousreply 375Last Sunday at 10:18 AM

[quote]Well, what dissolves fats? Soap.

What if there was a way we could inject soap into the body, where it could dissolve fat? You're going to be looking into that, right?

by Anonymousreply 376Last Sunday at 10:20 AM

I need Lysol spray for the possible droplets people might leave in the air in my office (even if they are wearing a mask I am officially paranoid). Can peroxide sprayed into the air work the same way?

by Anonymousreply 377Last Sunday at 10:47 AM

R377, for that particular purpose you might be better off with a small fan on your desk directing the air away from you. The amount of Lysol required to "sterilize" the air would be unhealthy. Also, if you are lucky enough to have a window in your office, open it.

by Anonymousreply 378Last Sunday at 11:29 AM

thank you R378! very helpful and much appreciated.

by Anonymousreply 379Last Sunday at 12:03 PM

Yeah, even though it's hot I've been opening the crappy little window in my office. Added bonus, it blows on the thermostat and keeps the AC running constantly! Just hoping the AC air isn't filled with Covid since it's most likely totally airborne. I'll just keep my mask on.

by Anonymousreply 380Last Sunday at 1:14 PM

^^ and your goggles.

by Anonymousreply 381Last Sunday at 1:24 PM

I haven't read the whole thread but anyone notice that liquid hand soap is taking the place of toilet paper, in that, there's hardly any? If there is, they've jacked up the price. I used to buy refill bottle of hand soap (56 oz) for $3.80, now the price is twice that much and it's not usually on the shelves.

by Anonymousreply 382Last Sunday at 1:30 PM

Get some cheap Suave body wash and put it in your pump dispenser.

by Anonymousreply 383Last Sunday at 1:35 PM

It's about the same price, R383.

by Anonymousreply 384Last Sunday at 1:39 PM

^^ excellent

by Anonymousreply 385Last Sunday at 1:40 PM

R382 I noticed hand soap disappear entirely at the very start, along with sanitizer and toilet paper. It came back fairly quick though and I haven't seen a shortage of it since May.

by Anonymousreply 386Last Sunday at 1:41 PM

Hand Soap is plentiful on Walmart and for the same price it was prior to the pandemic.

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by Anonymousreply 388Last Sunday at 1:45 PM

The small hand soap dispensers are around but I save money by buying the big refill bottles.

Yup, R387, WalMart is the only place where the price hasn't gone up but you have to go to the store to buy that brand, they are also limiting the amount you buy. I bought SoftSoap refills-- 2 50 0z. bottles--- for $7.50 and it was delivered 2 days later. Not bad. The refills are going as high as $10 elsewhere.

by Anonymousreply 389Last Sunday at 1:46 PM

R389 no you don't have to go to the store to buy it, the link I included allows you to have it shipped.

Target also has hand soap available and the price hasn't gone up. So does Costco (but for whatever reason I can't link it here).

by Anonymousreply 390Last Sunday at 1:47 PM

100 oz for $8.00.

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by Anonymousreply 391Last Sunday at 1:53 PM

Thanks, R388 and R390, but that's not what it says on the web-site where I live, in Southern California. They're out of the generic brand of liquid hand soap in Target and in Wal-Mart. I was only able to order Soft Soap on line. Maybe people in my area are piling up on liquid hand soap, I noticed this since the Covid Surge in California.

Maybe I'll just use good old bar soap. Cheaper and better for the environment.

by Anonymousreply 392Last Sunday at 1:53 PM

If you're really frugal, you can get White Rain shampoo and body wash at Dollar Tree for a buck. There's absolutely no reason you can't wash your hands (or body) with shampoo. Whenever I have a shampoo I didn't care for, I use it up that way.

by Anonymousreply 393Last Sunday at 1:54 PM

R392 I'm in So CA too and showing it available for shipping so I don't know why that's different for you.

by Anonymousreply 394Last Sunday at 1:58 PM

Just a reminder since our compatriots to the South and West weren't having to bother with these threads a couple of months ago when we in the Northeast and Midwest couldn't find's best to mention your location because everything is different all across the country. You all are where we were in May and June. You should check out the earlier threads for some helpful hints maybe now that it's your turn. Oh, and don't worry, seems like we'll be joining you in the sinking boat again soon due to the fucking mouthbreathing Trumptard fuckers.

by Anonymousreply 395Last Sunday at 1:59 PM

R395 I've been here from the start of the threads and in CA... we've had shortages the entire time.

by Anonymousreply 396Last Sunday at 2:09 PM

I found a really lovely liter of soap at Whole Foods called A La Maison - 10 bucks for Rosemary Mint.

I'm also a fan of Mrs. Meyers Lavender.

by Anonymousreply 397Last Sunday at 2:45 PM

Amazon had a special the other day (I saw it on Brad's Deals) -- six bottles of SoftSoap for $5, shipped. They're usually around $1/bottle, so that's a little cheaper than usual. I just checked and it's now $5.88, but that's still not bad, if you have Prime.

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by Anonymousreply 398Last Sunday at 4:45 PM

Lysolina Porn.

Please vote on whether I should post the WSJ article "Should You Clean Your Phone to Combat Coronavirus? Definitely... Maybe" (some hate the WSJ, so I thought I'd ask).

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by Anonymousreply 399Yesterday at 10:49 AM

I clean it and my debit card too after shopping

by Anonymousreply 400Yesterday at 10:52 AM

Finding Lysol is like winning the lottery.

You would think that another company would have stepped in to make an AIR sanitizer. But nothing.

We got barrels of hand sanitizer but no air sanitizer.

by Anonymousreply 401Yesterday at 10:55 AM

Is that what Lysol is, an "air sanitizer"?

by Anonymousreply 402Yesterday at 10:57 AM

A diffuser with tea tree oil works too

by Anonymousreply 403Yesterday at 11:00 AM

Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist were the first disinfectant products to receive EPA approval for their proven effectiveness in killing the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on surfaces in lab testing. But there are other cleaners out there that are presumably just as good of a match against the virus that have yet to undergo lab testing. In fact, the EPA has a list of more than 420 products that meet its criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, and the agency expects more of them will receive its official approval in the near future, once lab testing results are submitted and reviewed.

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by Anonymousreply 404Yesterday at 4:01 PM

Since Lysol is so effective in killing it maybe people should spray it inside themselves like a douche and we can stop the pandemic?

by Anonymousreply 405Yesterday at 6:35 PM

[Quote]But there are other cleaners out there that are presumably just as good of a match against the virus

Presumably? No fank you.

by Anonymousreply 406Yesterday at 6:50 PM

[quote]Since Lysol is so effective in killing it maybe people should spray it inside themselves like a douche and we can stop the pandemic?

Weren't Lysol douches a kind of homespun abortion back in the day?

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by Anonymousreply 407a day ago


Clorox wipes will not be back on the shelves at pre-Covid levels until next year:

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by Anonymousreply 40814 hours ago

Damn. I guess I count myself lucky. I managed to score some clorox wipes a few weeks ago.

by Anonymousreply 40912 hours ago

[quote]You would think that another company would have stepped in to make an AIR sanitizer. But nothing. We got barrels of hand sanitizer but no air sanitizer.

Anything commercially made that's strong enough to disinfect the air (sanitizing requires lack of oxygen) is probably going to be dangerous to our lungs.

[quote]A diffuser with tea tree oil works too

Tea tree is most effective against fungus and certain bacteria. To really add oomph to your diffuser, add a rosemary lime infusion to nail viruses and other types of bacteria. I don't recommend adding them the same time as you use tea tree, as the smell is less than pleasing and tea tree needs to be used alone for its top notes to be detected by our noses.

by Anonymousreply 41010 hours ago

The only way to clean air without poisoning it is UV light, HEPA filters and proper ventilation.

by Anonymousreply 41110 hours ago

I thought UV light is harmful to the eyes? I see some places selling some UV wands etc.

by Anonymousreply 41210 hours ago

R411 I have an air purifier with both UV and HEPA filter. Bought it for my allergies and it’s on for several hours a day. Works great and I didn’t know it was anti virus too. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 41310 hours ago

R412 when you have a purifier it’s just a bit of blue light, mine just has a small line of blue light which isn’t that bright

by Anonymousreply 41410 hours ago

[quote]I thought UV light is harmful to the eyes?

Right, you don't run it in front of you 24/7 like a lamp and it's really not something for casual use. For example, they use it in dental practices in between patients to take care of any aerosols that may be remaining in the air, and some hospitals have UV rooms set up to sterilize masks.

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