My living room and kitchen are awash in a sea of boxes and bags at the moment. I've been reorganizing and inventorying our pantry, along with putting away new purchases. As I am going along (slowly...so very slowly), I am also checking and making a list of things that I need to fill in the gaps that I am seeing. I need to make this list for another reason...I am now the proud owner of two new bottles of paprika seasoning and it is something I don't use that often. I do not need to be wasting money buying things that I already have enough of. This muddled brain of mine needs to be reminded of what I already have on hand.
Seeing as how I over bought in some areas and underbought in others, I headed to the medicine cabinet to see if there were any gaps there. I get distracted easily and I honestly think I needed a break from trying to get the pantry done. I'm honestly impressed that I have gotten this far without freaking out at the enormity (to me at least) of the task at hand. Anyway, I found gaps in there and added a few more OTC items and some HBA items to my list. One thing I do not need to add to my list for a few years at least is body wash...somehow I have a glut of those!
I went back to my list and divided it by store. Some other items, like solar lights, I will add to the Dollar Tree list. These are great for lighting up our stairs from the driveway up to the house and also for having on hand if the power goes out and I need light in the house other than candles. Just stick those puppies in a jar or glass to hold them upright. I also like to pick up their packages of 2 and a 1/2 gallon zip lock type bags. I used those for holding 2 loaves of homemade bread and they are also great for keeping emergency supplies dry and together in each of our cars. Oh, another item on the list is a shovel to put in whatever car we are using at the moment in case we have to dig ourselves or someone else out of the snow. Very useful tool and one that we have not had in the past but are going to add to our winter driving preps. This we will have to pick up at another store.
Hopefully I have not forgotten anything that I needed to add to my many lists. Since I am still adjusting to the new meds and also hate to drive anywhere in the snowy and icy roads time of the year, even when my brain is not as muddled, I need to be as prepared as possible so I feel safe. This is the time of year where I just want to be home, snuggle in, and cook hearty meals for Jeff and I. My lists help me to be able to do this and not freak out (as much) 😉.