Helo80 wrote: ↑Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:24 pm
Household cleaning supplies --- and no, I'm not talking about Clorox brand name stuff or surface wipes. Just general stuff like bathroom cleaning products and floor cleaners. I generally don't buy Clorox branded stuff, though on my last trip, Clorox bleach was well stocked, but nothing for my bathroom and tile floors....
Maybe everybody has really clean houses now?
I would assume everyone who previously had a cleaning service is now having to buy their own cleaning supplies and clean their houses themselves. That's shifted the demand from bulk supplies to individual supplies (similar to the shift in demand for toilet paper from offices to homes that was cited up-thread). I'm glad I have a habit of restocking all my cleaning supplies in early November before the Christmas buying season, so I never have to go to a Target in December to buy household goods. I did a second restocking run in February, when my co-worker with family in China said this was getting serious.
Relatedly, just before the stay-at-home orders, I noticed during my last in-person trip to Target that all of the cleaning wipes were gone, whether they were disinfecting wipes or just plain cleaning wipes with no disinfectant. I doubt that was due to people anticipating having to clean at home, and was probably people who didn't realize the cleaning wipes have no disinfectant. While I like the convenience of cleaning wipes for cleaning the cooking messes in kitchen, I bought a few cheap reusable towels for that purpose instead.
And for your current needs, is vinegar in stock? You can make a general-purpose cleaner with diluted vinegar. Likewise, buy a bottle of bleach for cleaning the bathroom with a diluted bleach solution to help cut down on any mold/mildew concerns. Are there 32oz spray bottles in stock or do you already have one? I find that's a pretty good size for cleaning the bathrooms in my house, and I mix up the dilution "on demand" right before each cleaning so it doesn't have a chance to decay.