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    17 Super Useful Products That Mean You Probably Never Need To Leave Your House Again

    This is basically a list of things I'll be keeping in my apocalypse bunker.

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    So, I can't be the only one who's sitting at home, terrified of even glancing out the window.


    TBH, at this point, it feels like the white walkers are almost upon us.

    Since my anxiety has been blasting through the roof, I've set out a task to find every way to avoid leaving the safety of my home.


    Enter online shopping.

    Here are some ~essentials~ I've found, which you can get delivered to your home, so you can stay safe and out of harm's way.


    1. Use this UV cleaner to sterilise and charge your phone, which actually carries more bacteria than you think.


    Not only does your phone carry more bacteria than a toilet seat, but we're not exactly touching our fingers and face to our toilet seats all day, every day, are we? Be sure that the things you're exposing your face, fingers (and ultimately mouth) to, are free of harmful bacteria with this little device. UV light kills 99.9% of bacteria, so you can lick your phone screen all you want without worrying (I'm kidding, please don't do this).

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $58.99.

    2. Get your groceries packed and ready for you thanks to Marley Spoon, so you can avoid the chaotic energy at the shops.

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    All you have to do is pick from any of the delicious recipes they have on offer and they'll send you ingredients according to the serving size of your choice, so you won't be wasting a ridiculous amount of food. They also come with recipe cards that are super easy to follow, so even if you're not the greatest cook of all time, you'll be surprised at how delicious your dinner is.

    Get $100 off your first five boxes with code "C4BUZZF25F".

    A two-person box from Marley Spoon starts at $33.95.

    3. Or get your non-perishables, like the superior peanut butter (crunchy) online, so you'll always have plenty of your favourite food at your fingertips.


    If you're a peanut butter fanatic like me, you know how important it is to have a stash of the stuff at home, whether you want to spread it on a slice of bread, or eat it on a spoon with a banana, it's the perfect cupboard staple. You can also grab a tonne of other groceries on Amazon, so you can ensure your pantry is full of delicious and nutritious goodies without ever leaving your house.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $4.12.

    4. Turn your home into an oasis of colour with this light bulb by LIFX, which will provide you with a surprising amount of happiness (trust me).

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    Promising review: "LIFX lighting is the best purchase I've ever made – both for myself and as gifts for all my friends. Not only can you easily create really fun environments with lighting (party mode, relaxing mode, movie night mode), but it's also really good for things such as sleep hygiene.

    At 9 p.m. I turn on orange/red lighting and my body knows it's time to wind down and it's much easier to fall asleep. It's perfect if you need to switch your brain to work mode as well. There's a sleep timer, fun effects and a setting that makes the lighting react to the music you're playing! It's so easy to use and honestly it makes being at home so much more of a VIBE."

    Sohan Judge

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $88.

    5. Don't get stuck with a sole toilet paper roll and stock up on the king of all essentials.


    Don't even try to get this in-store, it's honestly not worth the stress. And while you're at it, don't subject your poor behind to crappy single-ply toilet paper that will likely chafe you and force you to question all your life choices. Grab a pack of toilet paper that your bottom will thank you for.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $20.

    6. And while you're at it, grab yourself a few boxes of tissues too, because spring is on its way and we're all destined to get a little sniffly.


    Same rule goes for tissues! Anyone who has used poorly made tissues — or heaven forbid, paper towels — to wipe their nose, has definitely felt the horror of a super sore, flaky and generally unhappy schnoz. Avoid the discomfort and invest in some quality softness.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.37.

    7. Or if you want to avoid sending a horde of snotty tissues out into a landfill, get yourself a pack of handkerchiefs and do your bit for the environment.


    These hankies are made from 100% cotton and are just the right amount of soft and thick, so you can go to town blowing your nose without making a massive mess. They're also machine washable so you can just throw them in with your load when you need a refresh.

    Buy a pack of 13 from Amazon Australia for $10.99.

    8. Read as many books as you possibly can on this glare-proof and waterproof Kindle.


    This Kindle is super light and you can read the screen in direct sunlight without an obnoxious glare getting in the way.

    It also connects to Wi-Fi and gives you instant access to over five million e-books, some of which are COMPLETELY FREE.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $199.

    9. Or if you’d prefer to listen to your literature, sign up to Audible and receive monthly credits to use towards whatever book you want.

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    There's a ridiculous amount of books you can listen to, including The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Handmaids Tale, Big Little Lies and so much more.

    Sign up to Audible here!

    10. Keep your germs to yourself when you do need to venture out with a reusable face mask, which is actually pretty chic.


    These face masks are made from cotton and polyester, so that you have a cool and comfy way to help stop the spread of germs. They're machine washable and for every sale of this product, ASOS donates $2 to Oxfam's Coronavirus Emergency Response Appeal.

    Buy a pack of two from ASOS for $24.

    11. Or save yourself the trouble of needing to sterilise a reusable mask and grab a pack of these disposable ones instead.


    These masks are TGA approved and super breathable, so you don't feel like you're suffocating every time you need to run an errand outside. Be sure to wear them the right way up and pinch the bridge of the nose to wear these masks securely.

    Buy a pack of 50 masks from Amazon Australia for $79.

    12. Rid your hands of germs you may have picked up when you were outside with an anti-bacterial hand wash.

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    This hand wash is foaming, so you can get right to properly washing every bit of the skin on your hands without having to do the lathering beforehand. It also features an unbelievably refreshing scent of lime and mint, which is much more appealing than the overly perfumed alternatives.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $2.99.

    13. But be sure to moisturise your poor paws with hand cream afterwards to avoid them getting ridiculously dry.


    This coconut oil hand cream by Palmer's not only smells like absolute heaven, but it'll make your hands buttery smooth. I know this because I use this stuff every time I get on a flight because the air is SUPER drying and it's super affordable, so it's always my go-to hand cream.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $2.99.

    14. Try your hand at making yoghurt — or less intimidating dishes — with an Instant Pot, so you can avoid getting takeout.


    You can use this instant pot as a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a pressure cooker, a steamer, a yoghurt maker and so much more.

    Read all about fellow BuzzFeed writer, Mariela Summerhay's experience with the instant pot here!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $189.

    15. If you want to stay on top of keeping your hands clean while you're out, grab some moisturising hand sanitiser to keep your hands clean and soft.


    This hand sanitiser is by Happy Hands, which is an Aussie company that prides itself in manufacturing its products locally. The sanitiser contains 70% alcohol to yeet germs to hell, but also aloe vera to soothe your poor skin and keep it smooth.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.96.

    16. Or grab a pack of anti-bacterial wipes you can keep on hand for stickier messes.


    These wipes kill 99.9% of germs, the perfect size to throw into your purse and can be used on hands or surfaces, so that if you do decide to do your shopping IRL, you can make sure your trolley is nice and clean for you to use.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $2.49.

    17. And finally, teach yourself how to read your destiny, while you wait to live it, with this tarot deck by Mystic Mondays.


    Similar to the ouija board, before tarot was used as a divination tool, it was a card game for people to create their own fun narratives. But they soon realised that the tales the cards were telling were scarily accurate to what they had experienced. There's no time like the present to learn how to give yourself and others the gift of a little spiritual guidance. This deck has gorgeous illustrations and a guidebook to help you out.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $33.87.

    You, getting ready to hibernate and for the rest of winter (and the foreseeable future):