Toilet paper has been a hot commodity during the global coronavirus pandemic. As people realized they were going to have to self-isolate for the next few weeks, they rushed to the stores to buy essential supplies, such as toilet paper, paper towels, and hand sanitizer. The items flew off the shelves, forcing many stores to put a limit on how many items customers could buy at once.
Even that didn't help as customers lined up outside waiting for stores to open so they could snag the new stock of toilet paper before it was gone.
To help make life easier, Costco97, a blog dedicated to the wholesaler, created a toilet paper tracker. It allows you to go online and check the stock of your local Costco before leaving your home. The site also tracks the availability of paper towels, disinfecting wipes, water, rice, and Lysol.
The tracker does not list the exact number of items in stock, so the best way to ensure they will still have the items is to check before they open and try to get to the store as early as possible.
If you are running low on toilet paper, there's an online tool that will help you calculate how much longer your supply will last.
To keep up to date on the latest news about the coronavirus and to understand what you need to stay safe and healthy, check out the Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction podcast from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
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