Today I read a very disturbing news article that said Vermont has told big-box retailers such as Walmart, Target and Costco to stop selling non-essential items. The theory is that if people only go to the store for the essential, there will be less need to go to the store, thus more folks staying home. This is great in theory, but what constitutes “non-essential” items. You might be surprised.
According to the state, the retailers must stop selling:
- Arts and Crafts
- Beaty Supplies
- Music, Books, Movies
- Home and Garden (Seeds!)
So if you run to the store to get food and want to pick up a book, color your hair, and/or plant a garden, you are out of luck!
Hopefully, this won’t be an idea that grows, but I’m not taking any chances. Look at the items on this list that you may one day need and stock up! Think of the food items etc. that are not on this list but that are hard to come by and stock-up!
Would you have ever imagined that seeds, actual food you can grow yourself, would be deemed non-essential?? Get these things while you still can. Until this is over, we are not safe. Don’t get stock-up fatigue – keep thinking long term.