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If we went from businesses bribing us with great deals and bargains to get us to keep spending to inflation, which ten non-food items would you want to stock up on beforehand?
 

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I guess it would be
1. lotions
2. deodorants
3. borax
4. vinegar
5. washing soda
6. baking soda
7. materials
8. thread
9. toilet cleaner/bathroom cleaner
10. candles
 

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Hmmm
1) Toilet paper
2) Vinegar (is that non-food?)
3) Thread
4) material
5) gas
6) seeds
7) laundry detergent
8) soap
9) deodorant
10) medicine/first aid supplies
 

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Here's My Non-Food List Of Ten Items I Should Start Stocking Up On Now!
Would a year's supply be enough or should I try for 2 years with some of these things?

First Aid/OTC Medicines
HBA
TP
Detergents/Soaps
Batteries (especially for flashlights)
Candles
Toothpaste/floss
Vinegar ( for cleaning)
Baking Soda (for cleaning)
Kitty Litter
 

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  1. baking soda- cleaning, deodorant, laundry soap
  2. vinegar- cleaning, cooking, laundry soap
  3. thread
  4. candles
  5. Toilet paper
  6. kitty litter-many uses
  7. seeds
  8. soap-many uses
  9. medicine/first aid supplies
  10. Batteries
 
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1. toilet paper
2. light bulbs (!)
3. toothbrushes
4. sanitary napkins
5. bike repair material
6. condoms (those dark and cold nights...)
7. an extra pair of shoes
8. paper
9. toner

and 10: books. Relatively cheap way to spend hours upon hours. Good for bartering. I'm actively stockpiling books for a couple of years now :D

Instead of buying batteries, I'd rather buy hand-cranked items. I wish those one-laptop-per-child thingies were cheaper!
 

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I guess I can save on sanitary napkins and condoms. (Menopause :fdance:)

Besides the stuff you all have mentioned.......

I would need a stockpile of duct tape.
......and dh's diabetic meds
......and yarn (I'd go NUTS! without it)
......and fabric (quilting)
......laundry stuff--or stuff to make it
......a generator to run for power
......Gas to run it
 

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okay....

TP
Pads
Dhs meds
hearing aid batteries (I would lose it deaf)
laundry supplies(I already have enough for 8 years but what the heck!)
vinegar
candles(if no electricity)
baking soda
dr brommers organic castille soap
razors

This was hard as I couldn't think of much I really really needed non food. I guess that is GOOD right???
 

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1. Toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels
2. Fixodent for dh
3. Cat litter, Tidy Cat deodarizer
4. Matches
5. Cat, dog, and bird food
6. Laundry soap, dryer sheets, and Oxyclean
7. Shampoo, conditioner, Toothpaste, Deodarant, Shaving cream for dh
8. Candles
9. Lantern oil
10. Sterno cans
 

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Nana, you forgot toilet paper! That would be my #1 thing. You can never have too much:grnwave:
To be honest, if I ran out of TP I have plenty of old T-shirts that I could cut up and use. I would just have to make sure to never run out of laundry detergent!
 

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1. Toilet Paper
2. Dog and Cat food
3. Kitty Litter
4. Soap
5. Medicines (eye and BP) and Dog's meds
6. candles/matches
7. batteries
8. toothpaste
9. Feminie products
10. Vinegar
 

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This is a very interesting thread
Just to beat inflation my list would consist of the following
1. Toilet Paper
2 OTC Medicine
3. Laundry supplies
4. Socks
5 long underwear (turning down the heat this winter)
6 two new pair of jeans (as the ones I have now are getting worn out) .
7 seeds
Most every thing else I have stocked already using coupons and getting low cost.
Which is
Cleaning supplies
and HBA
If we were talking preparing for an emergency I would add the following items to my list
8 Batteries
9 lamp oil/ wicks
10 First aid supplies
11 weather radio
 

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Laundry detergent
Soap - to keep healthy
Dishsoap
Clothes for the kids - they grow, so a handful of basics in larger sizes
Shoes - extra sneakers for DH, me. Wild guesses for the kids - sneakers and winter boots.
Clothes for adults - jeans, underwear, white socks.
Advil - reduce fevers as well as pain
Toilet paper - can also be used for kleenex before we start using my fabric stash

I'm still thinking about this. I read that at first there is a retail price decrease as the stores want you to keep spending and that's when you'd want to stock up.
Later there is inflation or hyperinflation when your money doesn't buy much.

Personally, we could use new sheets and towels. Those 1980's and early 1990s towels are getting worn and soon would be a good time to restock.
 

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  1. toilet paper
  2. propane fuel
  3. batteries (all sizes)
  4. baking soda
  5. borax
  6. bleach
  7. canning jars and lids
  8. kitchen matches
  9. blankets
  10. first aid supplies
 

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My list would follow along the lines of some others. Some of these I stay stocked up on at all times.

1. Canning Jars and a massive amount of lids. Various sizes.
2. First aid supplies/some medicines
3. TP
4. Washcloths and towels
5. Matches
6. Candles
7. Baking Soda
8. Vinegar
9. Borax
10. Nails and screws, my husband goes through these things like candy

I'm afraid I wouldn't stock up on too much pet food for my pets or certain medicines as those things tend to go bad or rancid over time.
 

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Wow, only 10 things? Here goes...

1. TP
2. soap
3. toothpaste
4. deodorant
5. lotion
6. razors
7. meds
8. cleaning supplies
9. underwear
10. jeans
 

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Hum 10 things I would stock up on that is non food
1. vinegar
2. washing soda
3. baking soda
4. Canning lids and rings.
5. seeds
6. herbal medicines/ first aid supplies
7. batteries
8. TP
9. Fixodent
10. Meds that my husband needs. I take meds but mine are not for anything life threating so I could do without.

Even though I can only list ten I think wicks, candles, and matches are good also.
 

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okay....

TP
Pads
Dhs meds
hearing aid batteries (I would lose it deaf)
laundry supplies(I already have enough for 8 years but what the heck!)
vinegar
candles(if no electricity)
baking soda
dr brommers organic castille soap
razors

This was hard as I couldn't think of much I really really needed non food. I guess that is GOOD right???
oh gee ummm energy efficent light bulbs
 

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I don't know how many of you know that they have a "Hand Crank/Solar radio.
They work really well and if its daytime you just sit it in the sun, at night you twist the handle and it plays a good amount of time on a full wind. They are really nice as you don't have to worry about keeping batteries. They also have the crank flash lights at Wal Mart, and they are real pricey. My husband got one for about 8 bucks, and never having to get batteries is great. It also had a small radio built right in to it, so its like two for the price of one.
 
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