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The Brexit Cupboard- non-food essentials

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Bercows Fri 16-Aug-19 09:01:39

A poster has asked for non-food essentials so please feel free to add to this list with your own essentials.

Toilet Roll
Kitchen towels
Sanpro
Medication
Bleach
Cream cleaner
Anti-bacterial spray
Dishwasher tablets
Laundry detergent
Fabric Softener
Washing up liquid
Window cleaner
Cleaning cloths
Batteries
Torches
Matches
Candles
Power banks
Phone cables
Family games - board games, pack of cards
Full tank of car fuel (in the car NOT stored)
Nappies
Cotton wool
Cotton buds
Shampoo and conditioner
Soap
Shower gel
Razors
Shaving gel
Hair removing cream
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Baby wipes
Bin bags
Water purification tablets
Lantern
Books
De-icer
Gritting salt
Make up
Light bulbs

Bercows Fri 16-Aug-19 09:04:30

School tights and socks
Hair bobbles
Nail polish remover

Peregrina Fri 16-Aug-19 09:05:56

I was thinking of putting a sum of cash aside, just in case the cash machines don't work for a few days.

Wolfcub Fri 16-Aug-19 09:07:41

Deodorant
Jet boil lighter and lighter fluid
Flask
Hot water bottle (although I’ve just stupidly bought an electric one)
Electrical tape
Fuses
Basic diy stuff - screwdriver, hammer, pliers

Wolfcub Fri 16-Aug-19 09:08:31

Stove top kettle
Camping gas stove

Bercows Fri 16-Aug-19 09:08:42

Yes, cash is good, I forgot to add that one. Thanks Peregrina. I have £50 so far. Not much but will add to it.

Bercows Fri 16-Aug-19 09:10:01

First aid kit

CrunchyCarrot Fri 16-Aug-19 09:11:11

Printer supplies (paper, cartridges)
Advance Christmas gifts (!)
Headtorch
Scouring pads
Moisturiser (body and face)
Books
Cold/Flu remedies
Vaseline
First Aid kit
Deodorant

Bercows Fri 16-Aug-19 09:14:15

Selection of wrapping paper and greetings cards.
Think about Christmas and start getting gifts now. Amazon delivery/prime might increase due to increased fuel costs along with general price increases.

bellinisurge Fri 16-Aug-19 09:16:16

Excellent stuff @Bercows . And cash is a good one.

Bercows Fri 16-Aug-19 09:27:15

Foil
Cling film
Baking parchment
Freezer bags
Drain unblocker
Floor cleaner
Handwash
Cool packs

BlackeyedGruesome Fri 16-Aug-19 09:35:31

Brexit cupboard share your tips thread . I posted a long list there and lots of people added to it.

BlackeyedGruesome Fri 16-Aug-19 09:40:31

Also check out the preppers board. There are several good threads there. The first aid box, the non food preps thread.

Go through those and pick out things you need.

Tojigornot Fri 16-Aug-19 09:41:40

Why do you need to stock pile things like screwdrivers, hammers, pliers??? Anyone who does any DIY is already going to have these things. Brexit isn’t going to make anyone’s house fall down hmm

BlackeyedGruesome Fri 16-Aug-19 09:42:31

Tin opener

What good are all those tins if you can not get in the damn things!

BlackeyedGruesome Fri 16-Aug-19 09:46:05

Not everyone has the basic toolkit.

Ex for instance took his half full tool box when he left. I kept my 5 full toolbox es

BlackeyedGruesome Fri 16-Aug-19 09:47:40

I would also suggest duct tape. You can mend lots of things with it. Not pretty but in an emergency...

Bercows Fri 16-Aug-19 09:47:56

@Tojigornot no one is stockpiling screwdrivers you muppet. The thread is about non-food essentials. Things people might not have and is a good idea to get.

bellinisurge Fri 16-Aug-19 09:50:31

@BlackeyedGruesome correct on many levels. My late dad (1920s born) insisted I had a toolkit from the moment I left home nearly 40 years ago. I'm still a bit rubbish but I was able to shock my handy neighbour when I said "do you need a Phillips?" when he asked to borrow a screwdriver. No, it wasn't a comedy sketch although it sounds like one grin

Many of the cheaper cans do not have a ring pull so, yes, you need a tin opener.

Peregrina Fri 16-Aug-19 09:53:11

bellinisurge - my dad was the same. It's just prudent housekeeping.

BlackeyedGruesome Fri 16-Aug-19 10:00:56

Here is a list of some things you might need to think about.
Shampoo
Conditioner
Baby wash
Soap
Bubble bath
Hair bobbles
Shower gel
Hair dye
razors
shaving foam
veet
make up
tweezers
hand gel

Deodorant
Toothpaste, adult and child
Toothbrushes
floss
mouthwash

Sanpro
material for reusable sanpro

Laundry liquid, bio, coloured and white wash
Delicates detergent.
Fabric conditioner
colour catchers
washing machine cleaners.
stain removers

Washing up liquid
Washing up gloves
Spare brush
Sponges
dishwasher tablets, salt and cleaner
pegs and washing line

Anti bacterial spray
Dettol/ disinfectant
Domestos.
antibacterial wipes
milton
electronic cleaners
leather wipes
dusters
polish
window cleaner or vinegar
beeswax
floor cleaner
spare mop head
bicarbonate of soda
air freshner
carpet cleaner
kitchen roll
spare tin opener

Bin bags of various sizes
food caddy bags

AAA batteries
AA batteries
9v batteries for smoke alarm
button batteries various sizes

Tin foil for cooking
turkey foil
sandwich bags and freezer bags
cling film
baking parchment
cake decorations

Loo rolls

vacuum bags and filters

printer ink.
any special photo paper etc.

Blue tac
Duct tape
Parcel tape

Compost
Pots
seeds
canes
tomato food
slug pellets or beer traps
compost bin
water butts

Wind up solar radio
Solar power bank.
Water purification tablets.
wind up torch or lantern
ordinary torches and lanterns
head torch

Some cash and change

Trainers for DC
plimsols/pumps in next sizes
pe kit in next size
uniform
ordinary clothes, especially for smaller children
hats gloves and scarves
sports kit/equipment
wellies in next size

spare work shoes
walking boots
wellies
shoe polish kit

tights

Yarn
threads of various colours.
buttons
knitting needles or crochet hooks
darning needles
darning mushroom
pins and needles

Lightbulbs (different sizes and types for each place they are needed)

Pens
Pencils
Printer paper
eraser
sharpeners
rulers
highlighters
maths sets
spare set squares (lots)
coloured crayons
felt tips
glue sticks
pva
paints and pots and brushes
tippex
headphones and memory stick for school.

birthday cards
christmas cards
stamps
wrapping paper
scissors
cellotape
ribbon
labels
gift bags
birthday candles
matches

barbeque
charcoal
lighters

condoms
birth control

oil for the car
screenwash
de-icer
scraper
salt for the paths/drive
spare headlight bulbs?

supplies for hobbies.

pet food
flea treatment
spare dish/water bottle
hay bedding etc

hot water bottles
woolly blankets
fleece blankets
warm socks
indoor gloves, scarves, wristwarmers hat
warm jumpers
draught excluders
waterproof spray
wash in water proofing

insect killer (fly ant spider)

sunscreen
sunglasses
bug repellant
aftersun

spare mobile phone charger
land line phone, corded.

String
Tin opener
Carbon monoxide alarms

BlackeyedGruesome Fri 16-Aug-19 10:04:20

A garage full of bits and bobs collected over several decades.... Amazing what you can mend with things from dad's garage.

Mum's back door handle spindle was too short for the door, and it kept not turning locking people in or out. Mended with bits and bobs from dad's garage.

Camomila Fri 16-Aug-19 10:20:22

This is a depressing thread sad

I think I will buy all Christmas presents pre Brexit day.

Assorted baby things - breastpads, lanolish, bottles and sippy cups, sterilising tabs etc.

Plus if you are going to the EU on your summer holidays don't forget to bring stuff back with you! (possibly more relevant for EU citizens - we always ask for medicine and cleaning products from home)

Peregrina Fri 16-Aug-19 10:28:41

I don't see it as being depressing - think of it as a list of stuff you might need setting up home for the first time.

If Brexit goes swimmingly, absolutely nothing is lost - most stuff will keep, so you won't be buying deodorant or anti freeze for a while.
If it doesn't go swimmingly, you won't need to panic buy in the shops.

BlackeyedGruesome Fri 16-Aug-19 10:39:30

First aid kit contents:
Children's paracetamol
Children's ibuprofen
Children's cough meds
Children's antihistamines
Syringes and medicine spoons.

paracetamol
Ibuprofen
Decongestants
Flu relief tabs. ( Check don't overdose by doubling up paracetamol containing products)
Lemsip
Throat pastils
Cough pastils
Cough mixture
Migraine meds
Anbesol
Clove oil
Chloraseptic throat spray.
Ear drops for wax
Eyedrops
Glucose tablets
Antifungal creams

Diarrhoea tablets
Rehydration sachets
Constipation meds a couple of types especially if fruit and veg are in short supply.
Piles cream

Cannestan pessaries and cream

Antihistamines
Tablets nasal spray eye drops
Antihistamine cream

Antiseptic cream
Lipsil
Hand cream
Aqueous cream

Eyebath

Plasters
Plaster roll tape
Micropore tape
Dressings various sizes and types.
Tubigrip bandages in several sizes
Ankle, knee, wrist, elbow supports

Crepe bandages and safety pins
Triangular bandages

Nappy rash creams
Nipple cream
Nipple shields

Vaseline
Scissors
Thermometer and batteries
Hydrocortisone cream

Waspeeze
Insect repellent

Arnica

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