10 Things You’ll Never Bring Inside Your Home Again After the Pandemic Is Over

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We’ve gotten used to the idea that there’s a virus out there and many aspects of our lives will not be the same, at least for a while. We’ve got the masks to protect us in indoor venues, in crowded places where social distancing is not an option, we’ve got strict hygiene rules in restaurants and supermarkets, but what about our homes?

Even after the coronavirus pandemic subsides, we might still need to be wary of certain things we allow into our homes. According to health experts, here are 10 things you’ll never bring in your home after the coronavirus pandemic is over.


Used toys

Remember that old teddy bear you got from your friends to cheer up your children or grandchildren? What about that secondhand puzzle from your neighbor’s yard sale? You thought nothing of it when you got them back then, but now, in the times of the coronavirus, you might want to give up such habits and keep used items out of your home.

“The coronavirus pandemic has taught us that kids are especially likely to be carriers of certain diseases and illnesses that can harm adults. So, avoiding buying secondhand toys is a good call, as it’s unclear where those toys have been before, and they can later easily wind up in your child’s mouth,” says health and wellness expert Linda Morgan.

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28 thoughts on “10 Things You’ll Never Bring Inside Your Home Again After the Pandemic Is Over”

  1. 44

    i get it….used clothes. However, some of this is overkill. Gift baskets and greeting cards? Please. this is why folks are paranoid and walking in fear. Wash your hands regularly and sanitize/disinfect your belongings. That will take care of things.

    1. 13

      I agree. At that rate, we will be putting whole industries out of work. People need to not take unnecessary risk but, soon we won’t be able to touch anything at all.

    2. Raquel Salientes

      I agree with you Michelle. Used clothes can be sanitized with Clorox; a new product has been introduced that will sanitize clothes against the corona virus. If they’re so paranoid about everything that comes from the outside, they should stay clear of pharmacies and grocery stores. Pharmacies are where people go to buy medicines when they are sick. Can you imagine how many people have handled the produce and canned goods that are stocked in grocery stores? Horrors!!

  2. 9

    Does all this make no difference if we are vaccinated for the virus? Can we then do everything we used to do without fear of getting sick?

  3. 8

    This is a hoot…I haven’t changed my life at all since the “pandemic”…I don’t avoid these now and don’t plan to do so either.

  4. 37

    Not like the virus can live so long on something that you can’t just set it aside somewhere and then tend to it in a few hours or days. There is still so much in terms of supplies that we will need take in our homes for our mere survival. Just deal with it all appropriately and wash your hands!

    1. 11

      Has no one even considered that packages/cardboard boxes left on your doorstep are out in the sun (generally) and that UV radiation…ie sunlight KILLS this virus in a matter of minutes? That walking around outside in the sunlight and fresh air WITHOUT A MASK is actually healthier than being shut indoors? People need to educate themselves and stop listening to the scaremongering and propaganda by the so-called “experts”.

      1. 3

        They Said in the very beginning of the pandemic that hot weather would make it go away and that did not come to fruition. It actually spiked during summer as well.. There is no proof that the sunlight is going to kill anything yet. So don’t be careless

  5. 10

    very shortsighted. most of these changes are for the better.
    the only thing we will be proud to leave behind is called Trump.

      1. 7

        Scientists brought the viruses out in record time, not tRump. How do you like that tRump administration vaccine rollout. Going great isn’t it?

    1. Martha Jeneane Horn

      The Trump that revived the economy? The Trump that signed a bipartisan bill that provides more than $250 million a year to the nation’s black colleges? His pushing the development of coronavirus vaccines within a year of the pandemic’s beginning? The Trump that negotiated a breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports? The Trump who moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem? Hmmm. . . . .

  6. I can understand that there is MUCH that is unknown about the viruxs. What I don,t understand are the people who make “absolute” statements indicating that THEY DO!
    I just read a study by THE United Nations “World Health Organization”, which consists of leading scientists worldwide, that presents newer facts that contradict MANY of the assertions that HAVE BEEN MADE!
    For just ONE example, the WHO’s data documents that the immediate personal “safety zone” is “12 FEET, 10 INCHES!” NOT 6 FEET!

  7. What’s the difference – used items or new items that have been touched by others? Get your groceries delivered? Well, someone had to pick them up and get them ready and then bring them to you! Do you sterilize them before you touch them or let them into your home?

  8. It’s quite clear from some of these comments that the pandemic has taught people very little about hygiene. There’s no need to wonder why it is an over yet.


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