The Brexit Cupboard- non-food essentials(55 Posts)
A poster has asked for non-food essentials so please feel free to add to this list with your own essentials.
Washing up liquid
Family games - board games, pack of cards
Full tank of car fuel (in the car NOT stored)
Shampoo and conditioner
Hair removing cream
Water purification tablets
School tights and socks
Nail polish remover
I was thinking of putting a sum of cash aside, just in case the cash machines don't work for a few days.
Jet boil lighter and lighter fluid
Hot water bottle (although I’ve just stupidly bought an electric one)
Basic diy stuff - screwdriver, hammer, pliers
Yes, cash is good, I forgot to add that one. Thanks Peregrina. I have £50 so far. Not much but will add to it.
Printer supplies (paper, cartridges)
Advance Christmas gifts (!)
Moisturiser (body and face)
First Aid kit
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.
Excellent stuff @Bercows . And cash is a good one.
Brexit cupboard share your tips thread . I posted a long list there and lots of people added to it.
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.
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
What good are all those tins if you can not get in the damn things!
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
I would also suggest duct tape. You can mend lots of things with it. Not pretty but in an emergency...
@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.
@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
Many of the cheaper cans do not have a ring pull so, yes, you need a tin opener.
bellinisurge - my dad was the same. It's just prudent housekeeping.
Here is a list of some things you might need to think about.
Toothpaste, adult and child
material for reusable sanpro
Laundry liquid, bio, coloured and white wash
washing machine cleaners.
Washing up liquid
Washing up gloves
dishwasher tablets, salt and cleaner
pegs and washing line
Anti bacterial spray
window cleaner or vinegar
spare mop head
bicarbonate of soda
spare tin opener
Bin bags of various sizes
food caddy bags
9v batteries for smoke alarm
button batteries various sizes
Tin foil for cooking
sandwich bags and freezer bags
vacuum bags and filters
any special photo paper etc.
slug pellets or beer traps
Wind up solar radio
Solar power bank.
Water purification tablets.
wind up torch or lantern
ordinary torches and lanterns
Some cash and change
Trainers for DC
plimsols/pumps in next sizes
pe kit in next size
ordinary clothes, especially for smaller children
hats gloves and scarves
wellies in next size
spare work shoes
shoe polish kit
threads of various colours.
knitting needles or crochet hooks
pins and needles
Lightbulbs (different sizes and types for each place they are needed)
spare set squares (lots)
paints and pots and brushes
headphones and memory stick for school.
oil for the car
salt for the paths/drive
spare headlight bulbs?
supplies for hobbies.
spare dish/water bottle
hay bedding etc
hot water bottles
indoor gloves, scarves, wristwarmers hat
wash in water proofing
insect killer (fly ant spider)
spare mobile phone charger
land line phone, corded.
Carbon monoxide alarms
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.
This is a depressing thread
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)
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.
First aid kit contents:
Children's cough meds
Syringes and medicine spoons.
Flu relief tabs. ( Check don't overdose by doubling up paracetamol containing products)
Chloraseptic throat spray.
Ear drops for wax
Constipation meds a couple of types especially if fruit and veg are in short supply.
Cannestan pessaries and cream
Tablets nasal spray eye drops
Plaster roll tape
Dressings various sizes and types.
Tubigrip bandages in several sizes
Ankle, knee, wrist, elbow supports
Crepe bandages and safety pins
Nappy rash creams
Thermometer and batteries
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