I went to the linen closet and lifted up an empty plastic package, like the sloughed off skin of a snake. Gone. I checked the guest bathroom. There was a weak excuse of a toilet paper strand drooped over the roller. How generous of someone.
My fingers flew across the keys of my laptop and I scoured the internet, looking for anyone who had toilet paper in stock. Sold out8230;out of stock8230;.out of luck. The great t.p. shortage of 2020 had just taken me for a fool. Or so I thought. Guess who emerged to save the day? Staples! Not only were they the only store that had toilet paper in stock, but they also had FREE delivery!
I ordered on the double and by some miracle, two fresh, plump packages of toilet paper were on my doorstep the next day! I have never been so glad to see toilet paper in my life. Who would have thought?
This experience taught me a valuable lesson in always keeping stocked up. No need to go crazy and hoard it from floor to ceiling, but during these unpredictable times, it8217;s good to keep a nice reserve of all the necessities that you use every single day. And not to mention all the essentials you8217;ll need during the holiday season.
Staples has it all: paper plates so you8217;re not doing the dishes every moment, plastic forks, spoons, and knives to make life convenient, and all of those high-demand products like toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and cleaning & sanitizing supplies. Here are some essentials to stock up on now to get you safely and soundly through the holiday season and beyond.
You don8217;t realize how important essentials like toilet paper and paper towels until you don8217;t have them. Right now, there are shelters in desperate need of donations and with your help, we8217;d like to do something cool.
For every Staples necessity you purchase here (or anywhere in this post), HowDoesShe will donate a Staples essential to a local Women8217;s Shelter to help them stay stocked up this holiday season. (You helped us do this in the fall and we were able to make a second grade teacher very happy!)
The Staples Perk brand is phenomenal and the same cups that grace an office break room are also perfect stocked in your pantry. In fact, these bulk cups are perfect for hot cocoa bars and to just have handy (my kids use them all the time!)
They8217;re another thing that can be very hard to find in stock right now8211;paper towels are an essential we use every single day and when you don8217;t have any, you feel it. Stock up while you can!
This goes without saying, but as a good rule of thumb, you should have a three-month8217;s supply of toilet paper on hand if you8217;re able. Luckily, Staples ships it fast and free so you can restock if your supply is dwindling. Have it on hand because who knows what the future holds.
If your holidays involve guests, grab up a box or two of disposable cutlery. It8217;s just always nice to have plenty of spoons, forks, and knives on hand for those chili and cornbread nights or impromptu cake and ice cream.
- Awesome to have around the house for snacking.
- Great for throwing in your kids8217; lunches.
- They make you the cool mom when friends com over.
- If you have guests coming, you8217;ll be the perfect hostess.
- You can send them to someone! Have one shipped to a college student or far-away loved one.
So don8217;t get caught in the lurch. Keep a steady stock of the essentials that you use every single day. And when you snag one of these items (t.p., paper towels, whatever!) from Staples, we8217;ll donate an item to a local women8217;s shelter.
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