(And for the record, we pretty much all agreed on how many items we needed)
So, as you add personal hygiene products to your food storage or "emergency" storage or just storage, this is my recommendation for how many items you need to keep on your shelf (if you use one, then replace it and always have this number on your shelf):
These numbers are on a per person basis:
- Deodorant: 2 sticks
- Toothpaste: 2 tubes
- Laundry Soap: 3 boxes/botttles of 32 load capacity
- Shampoo/Conditioner: 1 bottle of each
Here are a few other things that weren't included in the poll that I think are necessary to include in your storage:
- Body Soap (for bathing): 2 bars or bottles
- Hand Soap (like at the sink): 1 bar per sink or 1 extra large jug of liquid soap
- Toilet paper: I think this was discussed in a previous blog post, but I cannot remember what the numbers were...
- Razors, for men or women: 3 of whatever kind you use (1 per month)
- Shaving cream: 2 cans
- Q-tips, 1 box
- Toothbrushes: 1 extra, since you are supposed to rotate every 3 months
- Bathroom cleaners: 1 extra bottle of each product you use.
- Baby Shampoo: 1 bottle
- Your favorite diaper rash ointment, or baby powder: 1 tube
- Baby Tylenol: 1 bottle
- Wipes: 1 extra package of however you buy them
- Diapers: (just don't run out)
- Lotion: 1 bottle
By the way, I know bathroom cleaners isn't really considered personal hygiene, but I know if my bathroom isn't clean, I sure don't feel clean, so I thought it was important to include it.