I have decided to create this post as a social awareness for others that are in the same boat right now, even though this post is not “EDM-Related.” With worries of the coronavirus (COVID-19) sweeping the nation, many household essentials like hand sanitizer, toilet paper, soap, and more are selling out quickly in stores. Currently, there are slim pickings at stores and even on Amazon. I've personally been scouring Amazon to round up some of the most essential household products for the coronavirus outbreak. Most importantly though, please don't hoard and buy more products than you need for this time period.

Toilet Paper

Toilet paper surprisingly is one of the most hoarded products right now in the market. While I personally don't understand why someone would need 20 packs of 18-roll toilet paper, it's unfortunate for many of us that only have one roll left in our house. Here are some other options for toilet paper that you can buy on Amazon today.

BOOTY WIPES for Women - 30 Individually Wrapped Flushable Wet Wipes for Travel, Flushable Wipes for Adults, Feminine Wipes, pH Balanced Vaginal Wipes, Vitamin E & Aloe Vera (Pink, 30 Count)
  • FLUSHABLE AND BIODEGRADABLE WIPES: Eco-friendly with great quality.
  • SAFE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN: Carefully designed wipes for all skin types including sensitive skin.
  • NO HARMFUL INGREDIENTS: Completely free of harmful ingredients. BOOTY WIPES are free of alcohol and parabens to help completely avoid allergic reactions and skin irritations.
  • CONVENIENT AND PERFECT SIZE: Our wipes are a whooping 8x6in and can handle the biggest of BOOTYs! Yet they are easy to carry and can fit in your backpack, pocket, wallet, purse or murse.
  • BOOTY WIPES: Never leave your house without BOOTY WIPES!
FreshExit – 30 Individually Wrapped Flushable Wipes for Adults - Travel Wipes - Personal Wipes – Feminine Wipes – Butt Wipes - Include Soothing Vitamin-E and Aloe
  • WHY FRESH EXIT? – it is a crowded market, so why choose ours? – Convenience, Value, Size & Quality!
  • CONVENIENCE – Our 2.5” x 3.5” packet fits everywhere – you get a fully fresh wipe in every packet
  • VALUE – compare the per unit price you pay for each Fresh Exit Wipe vs. the other offerings
  • PRODUCT SIZE –Fresh Exit wipes unfold to 6”x 8” - don’t be fooled by the smaller size of other wipes
  • QUALITY – Our wipes include Aloe and Vitamin E, are 100% biodegradable, plus sewer and septic safe
Cottonelle FreshCare Flushable Wipes for Adults, Extra Large, Alcohol Free, 4 Flip-Top Packs of 60 Wet Wipes (240 Wipes Total)
  • 100% flushable & the No. 1 Flushable Wipe Brand among national flushable wipes brands
  • Immediately Starts to Break Down After Flushing – sewer safe & septic-safe with SafeFlush Technology
  • Moist wipes made from fibers that are 100% biodegradable
  • Superior Clean - CleaningRipples texture provides softness while removing more , cleans better versus using dry bath tissue alone
  • Adult wipes that are infused with the gentle cleansing power of water and are perfect for man wipes, feminine wipes and more

Hand Soap

Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds is one of the best ways that you can protect yourself from the coronavirus, according to the CDC. There is still plenty of hand soap you can buy right now on Amazon.

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Hand Soap, Honeysuckle Scent, 12.5 fl oz (3 ct)
  • Hard-working, non-drying soap for busy hands
  • Hand soap made with essential oils, aloe vera, olive oil, and other thoughtfully chosen ingredients
  • Garden-fresh honeysuckle hand soap has a tempting sweet scent – a charming mix of flowers and fruits
  • Thoughtfully chosen ingredients with no parabens, phthalates , or artificial colors
  • Mrs. Meyer's produces cruelty free hand soaps. None of our products are tested on animals
Combo Set 4, Italian Deruta Hand Soap Collection 21.5 FL OZ Each, Orange Blossom, Olive Thyme, Meyer Lemon & Coconut Hibiscus
  • You will receive: (1) Orange Blossom Hand Soap 21.5 FL OZ, (1) Olive Thyme Hand Soap 21.5 FL OZ, (1) Meyer Lemon Hand Soap 21.5 FL OZ & (1) Coconut Hibiscus Hand Soap 21.5 FL OZ, Plastic Bottles
  • Gentle High Lather Moisturizing Formula
  • No Parabens
  • Essential Oil
White Barn COLOR RUN Gentle Foaming Hand Soap, 5-Pack
  • Includes Crisp Morning Air, Champagne Toast, Rosewater & Ivy, Flannel & Mahogany Teakwood
Muse Bath Apothecary Hand Ritual - Aromatic and Nourishing Hand Soap, 16 oz, Infused with Natural Essential Oils - Coconut + Sandalwood, 2 Pack
  • MUSE BATH - Muse Bath Hand Soap is a luxuriously clean and soothing plant-based hand soap that will leave your skin feeling refreshingly soft and nourished. Dip into your muses with a beauty ritual that muses your skin and soul daily!
  • NOURISHING HAND SOAP - Soothing hand wash, quickly creates mounds of foam while naturally cleansing, moisturizing, and softening your skin, buffs away dirt while locking in moisture, formulated for all skin types
  • NATURAL INGREDIENTS - Use the power of nature to nurture your everyday well-being. Our clean-beauty formula is infused with anti-bacterial Coconut and Sandalwood whole essential oils and is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin
  • MADE IN USA - Organic + Vegan, plant-based formula, safe, and highly effective. Cruelty-Free, Leaping Bunny Certified. Free from harsh chemicals. Paraben & EDTA free, pH balanced
  • A SPECIAL GIFT - Our premium Muse Bath Hand Ritual is a perfect gift choice for yourself or a loved one, sure to be used and appreciated. Great for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Birthday, Etc.

Paper Towels

Paper towels are something to always have on hand just in case. You can use them with disinfectant spray and they are disposable. Stay away from using these in your toilet though as you may have to consult a plumber afterward.

Amazon Brand - Presto! Flex-a-Size Paper Towels, Huge Roll, 6 Count = 15 Regular Rolls
  • Up to 75% more absorbent versus leading 1-ply brand
  • Includes 6 Huge Rolls of 158 2-ply sheets per roll
  • 6 Huge Rolls = 15 Regular Rolls (based on a regular roll with 63 sheets)
  • Flex-a-Size lets you suit your towel to your mess
  • Made with pulp sourced from sustainably managed forests and controlled sources
Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels, White, 12 Family Rolls = 30 Regular Rolls
  • This pack contains 60 more sheets per pack* which means 6 extra days worth of paper** *vs. Bounty Select-A-Size 12 Double Plus Rolls **Estimated based on manufacturer data. Actual usage may vary by household
  • Bounty, the Quicker Picker Upper
  • 2X More Absorbent* *Vs. the Custom-Size-It brand in the U.S
  • Running low? Just ask, “Alexa, order Bounty paper towels."
  • 100% of the pulp used to make our paper towels is from responsibly managed forests
Marcal Paper Towels U-Size-It Sheets 2 Ply 140 Sheets Per Roll 100% Recycled - 12 "Roll Out" Rolls Per Case Green Seal Certified Paper Towel Rolls 06183
  • Marcal Paper Towels - 100% Recycled Paper Towel Rolls - Green Seal Certified
  • 2-Ply Individually Wrapped Paper Towel Rolls, 140 U-Size-It Sheets per Roll for clean and sanitary storage, while offering flexibility in clean up and less waste
  • Whitened Without Chemicals Containing Chlorine Bleach. No Added Dyes or Fragrances
  • Strong & Absorbent, Long Lasting Paper Towels with Embossed Sheets for Added Absorbency are Ideal for Home or Office Use
  • 100% Recycled and Sustainable - Green Seal Certified and American Made! Exceeds EPA Guidelines for Post Consumer Recycled Content

Dish Soap

Dish soap is a great household to have in stock. If someone with the coronavirus did make contact with one of your dishes, it's important to quickly scrub the dish with disinfecting dish soap.

Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap (4x19oz) + Non-Scratch Sponge (2ct), Original Scent (Packaging May Vary), Combo pack
  • Dawn Ultra Contains 3X MORE Grease Cleaning Power (cleaning ingredients per drop vs. non-Ultra Dawn)
  • Our NEW More Powerful Formula helps you get through more dishes with less dishwashing liquid
  • #1 Dish Liquid (Based on Sales)
  • The Dawn Non-Scratch scrubber is Double-sided for non-scratch scrubbing and gentler washing
  • The Dawn Non-Scratch Scrubber won't scratch your non-stick cookware and sensitive surfaces
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Multi-Surface Concentrate, Lemon Verbena, 32 fl oz, 2 ct
  • Hard working multi surface cleaner concentrate that is tough on dirt
  • Biodegradable cleaners for all non porous multi surfaces
  • Garden fresh lemon verbena has a light, refreshingly mild citrus scent
  • Safe to use as a floor cleaner, tile cleaner, on countertops, walls, and more
  • Mrs. Meyer's produces cruelty free cleaners. None of our products are tested on animals


In times of sickness, it's always a good idea to have extra tissues lying around the house. We found some of the best tissues to have on hand.

Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues, 4 Flat Boxes, 110 Tissues per Box (440 Count Total)
  • Contains four (4) Flat boxes, 110 Kleenex Ultra Soft Tissues per box (440 tissues total)
  • Try 8 Boxes of Kleenex Ultra Soft for a better value!
  • When your Kleenex product is listed as “ships and sold by Amazon.com” you can buy with confidence. Kleenex cannot ensure the authenticity of products purchased from other sellers
Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues, 4 Cube Boxes, 65 Tissues per Box (260 Tissues Total)
  • Contains 4 cube tissue boxes with 65 Kleenex Ultra Soft tissues per box (260 tissues total)
  • The Softest Ultra tissue (among national Brands)
  • Indulgently Soft, 3 ply tissues provide Ultimate Softness (among national Brands) & dependable strength
  • Tissue boxes available in a variety of Colors, Designs, and sizes (may vary from image shown)
  • Buy in bulk & save on America’s #1 facial tissue Brand (among national Brands)


While Lysol and other disinfectants are the preferred methods to wipe down surfaces, bleach also does the job. According to the CDC, they recommend diluting bleach solution (1/3 cup bleach per 1 gallon of water) for virus disinfection. Wear gloves while using bleach and never mix it with anything except for water. Because bleach is harsh for metal and countertops, you should rinse surfaces with water after disinfecting to prevent discoloration or damage.

Concentrated Clorox HE Regular Bleach, 121 Oz. (Pack of 1)
  • For use in HE and standard washing machines.
  • Excellent antibacterial, germicidal and fungicidal properties.
  • A registered disinfectant that kills up to 99.9% of household germs and bacteria.
  • Clean, disinfect, and deodorize with the power of Clorox Bleach concentrated formula.
  • Great for cleaning and disinfecting around your home or office, Easy to grip handle prevents spillage.

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