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Tue Dec 1, 2020, 11:48 PM

I feel like I hit the lottery

It was a strange day at my local Giant Foods.

I was able to buy 2 cans of Lysol, there were no paper towels, plenty of toilet paper, No gallons of milk, but a few half gallons of low fat milk, plenty of ice cream and meats lots of spaghetti but low on sauce.

It was an odd trip but the Lysol was the win of the week for me. One for work and one for home. I feel very lucky To have Lysol. That shows how crazy 2020 has been, happy for Lysol

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Reply I feel like I hit the lottery (Original post)
bottomofthehill Dec 2020 OP
TomDaisy Dec 2020 #1
PutGramaOnThePhone Dec 2020 #2
mucifer Dec 2020 #3
patphil Dec 2020 #5
Silver Gaia Dec 2020 #7
Captain Zero Dec 2020 #8
Silver Gaia Dec 2020 #10
True Dough Dec 2020 #4
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2020 #6
sillywabbit Dec 2020 #9
Silver Gaia Dec 2020 #11
marble falls Dec 2020 #12
panader0 Dec 2020 #13
Tanuki Dec 2020 #20
malaise Dec 2020 #14
Marthe48 Dec 2020 #15
bottomofthehill Dec 2020 #17
Marthe48 Dec 2020 #21
bottomofthehill Dec 2020 #22
fleabiscuit Dec 2020 #16
bottomofthehill Dec 2020 #18
fleabiscuit Dec 2020 #19
Kali Dec 2020 #23

Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 11:53 PM

1. I've been able to order cans of Lysol on Amazon Fresh

1-2 cans allowed per order

sometimes Clorox wipes also

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 12:03 AM

3. FYI using rubbing alcohol 70% and spraying things down works, too and it's not as toxic

I bought some lysol and the smell is so strong and it does contain carcinogens.

There are also alcohol wipes that disinfects.

Also, hydrogen peroxide kills the virus you just have to let it dry for 10 minutes so that is annoying.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 01:27 AM

5. I got a 1 gallon container of 99% pure Isopropyl Alcohol at my local Ace Hardware store.

That, and water are the ingredients in rubbing alcohol.
I dilute it down to about 70% and then use it to disinfect stuff, either on a paper towel, or in a spray bottle.
I got it in March, and don't remember the price, but it's a lot cheaper in the long run.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 02:26 AM

7. Office Depot sells some very nice alcohol wipes.

I use them for groceries. I keep a bottle of 70% rubbing alcohol handy to rewet them with. That way, I can disinfect several bags of groceries with one wipe.

I use Lysol spray for things like mail or nonfood items too difficult to wipe down, and I use Clorox Wipes and Lysol Wipes for cleaning and disinfecting household surfaces. I've found that alcohol will discolor some metal finishes, but the Clorox Wipes won't, so I prefer them.

And yes, I also buy Lysol spray and wipes, and Clorox wipes from Amazon Fresh. They limit quantities, but usually have at least one kind in stock.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 02:31 AM

8. I was in a Staples that had a lot of supplies

Near front of the store, actually.

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 04:02 AM

10. Yeah, i find lots of stuff like this, even well-made masks, at office supply stores.

I think they are not someplace most people think to check for PPE supplies.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 01:18 AM

4. Glad you got some milk

Lysol and cereal are not the best mix!

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 01:58 AM

6. Kudos!

I know what you mean! Back in early March when we were first being told of the imperative to disinfect, I was tasked with bringing in something for the room in which we have meetings. I remember standing there, looking at all the options and scents, not sure which one to choose, finally just picked one and got chuckles when I brought it in. Shortly after that, the shelves - and entire store aisles - were completely bare, and I would have been grateful to have found anything - wish I'd picked up more than just one.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 02:33 AM

9. I've been using Everclear to disinfect.

It's 95% alcohol and has no smell. It also doesn't dry out my hands.

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Response to sillywabbit (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 04:04 AM

11. I wear nitrile gloves when I use disinfectants.

My hands would be a disaster without them!

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Response to sillywabbit (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 09:59 AM

12. The only way it doesn't dry your hands is if you take it internally.

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Response to sillywabbit (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 10:05 AM

13. Welcome to DU!

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Response to sillywabbit (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 09:25 PM

20. Hi Sillywabbit! Welcome to DU!

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 10:19 AM

14. I was watching a cricket match in Australia

Now I watch a lot of cricket but what hit me was that the main sponsor painted on the field was Dettol -that's the US Lysol. That was a first. I did laugh and say 2020 is different

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 10:27 AM

15. My neighbor scored me a spraay can of Lysol last week

First time in months I've been able to get a spray disinfectant. I had a bottle of concentrated Lysol and made a solution in my own spray bottle, just to spray groceries. Really glad to have back-up

I am expecting a delivery from Aldi's in a little while. Excitement! lol

Glad you got a few things you need and want.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 08:58 PM

17. The little things that make you feel safer.

How much it really helps at home???? But at the office, it is like a security blanket.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 11:39 PM

21. I use it sparingly

I am just using the last of an off-brand spray can I bought before Covid-19 hit. Glad to have it handy and know I won't run out.

My kids are scared to death I'll get sick, so I not only stay home, I make sure I wipe things off, just not every 5 seconds. I feel treasured, but trapped. I'm glad some of the neighbors are checking in, supporting each other, feels good to know there is someone close and willing to offer to pick up.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

22. I had 2 cans of the CVS brand spray when this started in March

It had a very strong scent to it. We had a dear friend of ours daughter stop in on her way home from college in Florida, she needed a place to get off the road and rest on her way to Massachusetts. When she left, I think I sprayed a whole can. I donít know what I think I was doing, but I felt better doing it. Our house smelled for days.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 08:56 PM

16. You can google "Force of Nature" to lookup a site for making you own disinfectant.

It's very easy, and very effective if you are a microbe. Very, very safe for humans and pets.
I pulled the plug several months ago and purchased one. There are options you could look for too. Try googling "hypochlorous acid" or "force of nature" if you want to go down the rabbit hole.

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Response to fleabiscuit (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 09:02 PM

18. Wow, that is going to take some reading and digesting

Very interesting though. I did some work for a synthetic Blood company years ago. It was really interesting but unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it, it did not get FDA approval.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 09:21 PM

19. Lots of people making it by the gallons. lol It is FDA approved as well.

Of course you can find a user group on facebook. It's strait forward making it and quite safe. Just need distilled water, salt, and vinegar then run it through a electrolysis process. Takes about 7 minutes in my small countertop machine.

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Response to fleabiscuit (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 02:46 AM

23. sounds scammy, just use bleach it is cheaper

"electrolized water and salt" is just the same as diluting regular bleach in (more) water. the technology has been used to chlorinate swimming pools for decades. it is convenient for large bodies of water, but a $5 jug of plain bleach is way cheaper than the $50 starter kit that makes less than 1 gallon of very dilute bleach.

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