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16 Sick Day Supplies Everyone Should Keep Around The House Just In Case

Better safe than sorry your vomit droplets are everywhere.

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Newsflash: It's peak sick season, and I don't think I need to tell you that being sick really sucks.

It sucks even more when you're stuck at home and realize you don't have any of the things you need! Instead of being a whiny baby — or worse, having to drag your germy self to the store to get, like, tissues and tea — buy the most important stuff now so that future you can focus on feeling better ASAP.


6. A few stainless steel straws that'll let you drink whatever you want without having to reach for your cup every time.

If you have the flu or any kind of illness that makes you feel achy or lethargic, these are a must.

Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.88.


8. A box of lotion-lined tissues so your nose area doesn't turn into a sandpapery mess.

Because the only thing worse than having a cold is having to blow your nose into a paper towel and destroy all of your face skin.

Get a set of four boxes from Amazon for $4.49.


16. And a few fun games for your phone/tablet that won't require too much brainpower.

Reading or watching a TV show or movie can be exhausting when you feel like crap. Two Dots is fun and easy to learn, and — I can attest from experience — can be played even when your throat feels like it's coated with flames. I also recommend The Room, Monument Valley, and Flow.