I LUUUUURVE living solo. It’s glorious. Don’t want to wear pants? No problem! Feel like watching a marathon of Pretty Little Liars without judgment? Done! Sure, there are times it’s nice to have a roommate. Sometimes an embarrassing movie viewing experience is made better with a partner. Also, when you’re sick, a roommate can do that oh-so-magical thing called going outside. When they’re out in the world, they can get you stuff! Stuff that you need when you’re sick! It’s a pretty slick system. So what’s a solo living gal to do when illness takes hold? Friends, I present to you the Illness Preparedness Stash.
The gist of it is that you want to have a stash of things for those times when you’re experiencing a near death-level flu so that you can thank your past self for being so awesome and prepared. Here are the essentials:
- Chicken noodle soup
- Ramen noodles
- Kraft mac and cheese
- Ginger ale
- Puffs Plus with lotion
- Microwaveable rice pack (DIY post coming soon!)
- Assorted caffeine-free teas (Throat Coat is an absolute must. Simply magical.)
Now, this doesn’t cover EVERYTHING you could possibly want or need when you’re couch-bound, but it’s a pretty solid starting point that’ll get you back on your feet until you can make your next Target run.
Go forth and prepare! Your future self will thank you!
What do you see as a sick-time essential?