What to Keep on Hand In Case You Have to Stay Home and Quarantine


Whether you get sick, get exposed or you are needing to quarantine for your job or your travels, you need to make sure you are prepared to stay home for a 2 week stretch. The reality is this, until this last year, many of us were not at all prepared for having to stay home for that long of a period of time. We are a go go go society.

This list of things to keep on hand in case you have to stay home and quarantine will prepare you for being stuck without trying to figure out how to deal with not being able to leave.  

What to Keep on Hand In Case You Have to Stay Home and Quarantine

Here is a good list of things to keep on hand to make sure your time at home is less stressful. 

Sufficient Food Supply

Make sure to always keep enough food on hand that you can eat for at least 2 weeks. Foods such as rice and beans are easy to store and last for a very long time so I always try to keep those stocked up all the time at my house. 

Any Meds

Make sure you keep any and all prescription medicines filled up and as soon as you can. Preferably get 90 day supplies so you know you have plenty on hand. 


I know you have a faucet at home, but it’s always a good idea to have water stored up and ready in case of an emergency. The general rule is 1 gallon of water per day, per person. 

Things to Do

Grab some games, buy a few new books, find some great movies, because being home for 2 weeks can often lead to boredom. What will you be doing while you are home?