Leaving The House Must Haves- Suny-tizer, Mask, Gloves

Our lives have changed so much in the wake of this pandemic. Keeping up with the best hygiene practices possible is going to be the best defense moving forward. I work in the food and beverage industry so I am already obsessed with washing my hands a thousand times a day so that's nothing new to me there but, there is so much more than washing hands that will help stay away from COVID-19.

There are so many opinions out there about this disease. I have seen some really crazy reactions between watching the news, having to be in the stores to grocery shop, and talking to friends and family over the phone. The mixed emotions are really surprising.

To me, the most confusing reaction to wrap my head around is when people think they can't catch it. They don't follow the recommended guidelines and think since they lived through all of the other viruses that this one won't hurt them either. I have heard people shaming other people for wearing masks, gloves, and staying an acceptable distance away. That is wrong on so many levels.

You should never shame anyone for trying to keep themselves healthy and safe. Even without a pandemic going on, it's ok to want to protect yourself and your family the best way you can.

Social distancing isn't as hard as I thought it would be. I am cool with staying in my own space. I'm even cooler with people staying out of my personal space. There are so many guidelines for stores including directionals on the isles, a clearly marked box around the cash register, lines where the next person should stand at the checkout line, and so on. I think visual reminders will help so much.

I think these have been needed for so long. Aron is one of those shoppers that so close to other shoppers with his cart. I think it's because he doesn't drive anymore. I don't know if he thinks that the cart is an acceptable distance but it makes me crazy. I try to use the rules of the road while I'm shopping. Stay at least a few cart lengths back, don't cut other carts off, stay on your side of the aisle, don't block the aisle, you know the basics. The added tape on the floor just makes it so much easier to remember that you need to stay back.

The first thing for me personally (aside from washing my hands every opportunity I have) is keeping hand sanitizer with me at all times. I have different bottles so I don't have to keep it in my pocket but it's still easy to get to like my glove box, the shelf by the back door, and in my purse.

My must-have "Leaving the House" prep list has 3 main items.

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Face Mask
  • Gloves

Now that we are getting settled into the covid19 lifestyle and people have backed off from hoarding essential items, you can find them online and in-store.

Hand Sanitizer

I just got the Suny-tizer Lemon from an online shop that ships from California. It has a super clean scent and it dries fast. My favorite part is that it's not sticky or oily. My hands don't feel gummy at all.

With a 70% alcohol base, this hand sanitizer is a force to reckon with when it comes to stopping unwanted germs in their tracks. Not only is it a germ buster, but it is also instant, effective, and has moisturizing ingredients that are gentle and non-irritating on your skin. Now, we are counting on you to keep your hands clean.


There are some great promotions on masks online. We just got ours from maskmarket.com and as a bonus, we have a giveaway going right now for one of our awesome readers to get their own free customized mask, $20 value.


Gloves are pretty easy to find. I have been using food service grade gloves. They keep my hands clean and I can just throw them away when I'm done. Because we are only leaving the house when we have to, it's pretty surprising how long a box will last.

Do you have any other "reentering the world" safety tips?

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