How to sensibly stock up on household supplies and food

In March, stocking up took on new meaning as people around the country emptied shelves and hoarded toilet paper. No one wants that scene repeated. But as winter approaches and the pandemic continues, it is smart to have necessities on hand.

The Federal Emergency Management Administration recommends having two weeks worth of food and supplies on hand in the event of an emergency. That doesn’t mean you need to fill a closet with toilet paper or purchase non-perishable food items by the caseload.

Here are things to consider as you prepare your emergency supply shopping list.