Panic-buying: What to buy and save your money on according to the experts

Shelves are empty as the public rushes to stores to stock up on food and supplies. But what do you truly need and what should you be saving your money on during this panic-buying frenzy?

According to the experts at BBC News, there are plenty of foods and supplies you could be saving your money on! Not to mention, food banks are running low due to this crisis, which are a necessity to many residents. Retailers around the globe are empty as consumers rush to stock up on everything and anything. Truth is, there’s plenty of supplies for everyone, but panic-buying is blinding several shoppers.

First of all, Delish shares what you should be buying and advices everyone to make a list. We also suggest you stick to this list and get your shopping done either early in the morning or late at night, to avoid large crowds.

Here’s what to buy: 

  • Canned goods such as beans, legumes, fruit, veggies
  • Popcorn
  • Trail mix
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Dried pet food
  • Cereal
  • Water
  • Frozen foods such as meat, fish, poultry
  • Frozen fruit (great for smoothies)
  • Potatoes
  • Home supplies such as paper towels, toilet paper (a reasonable amount guys, come on), laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, soap
  • Small first-aid kit, and pain reliever such as Advil or Tylenol

Don’t see it on the list? Consider if you truly needed, how often you’ll have it, how quickly will it expire? Have you gone shopping yet? Do so before store shelves are truly empty!

MORE: