Stocking up on non-perishable foods
If you’ve been inside a grocery store since stay-at-home orders became the norm, you’ve probably noticed that some items have been slim pickings. Supermarkets have even been limiting the amount of some products, like dry pasta, that a single customer can buy at a time. People are stocking up on things that will last longer, whether out of foresight to try to limit grocery store outings, panic-buying, or a mix of both. “The most popular answers for how people have adjusted their kitchens involve stocking up on foods that can last for long periods of time,” the Homes.com survey results said.
For better or worse, a whole lot more people have become home chefs while stuck at home. With dining out pretty much a non-entity, people have had to cook for themselves more than ever before. “Over a third of respondents said they are now cooking more than they have in years,” the survey results said.
Buying more cleaning products
In another unsurprising development, the survey respondents told Homes.com what we already know: people can’t get their hands-on cleaning products fast enough. In the closest to unanimous response in the entire survey, a full 80 per cent of those surveyed claimed to have ‘stocked up on various items, including toilet paper and cleaning supplies.’