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These 5 things can be hard to find due to grocery hoarding – but they’re in stock at Amazon

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  • Whether or not it’s actually necessary, another wave of grocery hoarding recently swept across many regions in America.
  • Supermarkets in many areas across the US have put strict purchase limits in place as a result, and some essentials are even sold out.
  • Anyone looking to stock up will find that Amazon still has plenty of best-selling Powecom KN95 face masks, Purell hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and more in stock.

We warned everyone way back in November that another wave of grocery hoarding was inevitable, so BGR Deals readers have had a head start. A handful of people didn’t want to believe that grocery shortages might be possible again, but plenty of our readers took our advice and stocked up on key essentials. Now, it’s happening just like we said it would. A wave of panic-buying swept the country as new coronavirus cases and deaths soared to scary new records.

Grocery stores are now selling out of some essentials yet again, and many stores that do have inventory are instituting very strict purchase limits. In a nutshell, now is the time to stock up on must-have products while they’re still available at Amazon.

Plenty of pandemic essentials like face masks, hand sanitizer, bleach, household cleaners, and of course toilet paper were impossible to find during the first rush of grocery hoarding. Availability has improved a whole lot since then, but now some areas are starting to run out. We highly doubt that we’ll see extended product shortages the way we did back in April and May, but it’s still a good idea to replenish your supply of some key essentials. Here, we’ll tell you about five products in particular that you can and should pick up at Amazon.

Face masks

New coronavirus case numbers are finally beginning to fall a bit compared to the insane highs we saw in early January, but the pandemic is still completely out of control all across the US. As a result, the CDC and countless experts continue to remind us how important it is that we all continue to wear face masks anytime we’re outside our homes, or when other people enter our homes from the outside. Powecom KN95 face masks and AccuMed face masks are the most popular options with our readers and they are both back in stock right now on Amazon.

Purell hand sanitizer

Purell hand sanitizer isn’t just back in stock at Amazon right now, but it’s also on sale at the lowest prices we’ve seen anywhere online. If you hurry, you’ll find the holy grail: 12-packs of 12oz Purell pump bottles, Purell 1oz travel bottles, and 4-packs of 1 liter Purell bottles that are all sold directly by Amazon at the lowest prices since the pandemic started.

Even Purell alcohol wipes are somehow in stock right now.

Household cleaners

Certain things like Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Clorox bleach cleaners are obviously in high demand since they kill germs and viruses, including viruses. If you recall back to March and April though, most cleaners from top brands were sold out in stores. Stock up now on all the household cleaners you need because there’s no telling when they might start flying off the shelves again. Even Clorox wipes and Lysol wipes are in stock today at less inflated prices, and so is Lysol spray.

Finally, if you hurry, you can get a new spray called Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray that’s about to sell out because it was just approved by the EPA to kill the novel coronavirus in as little as 60 seconds.

Toilet paper

None of us want to relive what was happening across the country back in March and April. That said, some top TP brands are still somewhat difficult to come by online and in local stores. Do yourself a favor: Visit Amazon’s toilet paper page and stock up — Charmin, Cottonelle, and Quilted Northen are all in stock today, so you don’t have to settle for bargain basement brands.

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Paper towels

No one was hoarding paper towels like they were with toilet paper, but good brands are still difficult to find in some regions. This is something that never expires and you’ll always need them, so you might as well stock up on paper towels while some decent options are still available.

Paper Towles On Amazon Price:$21.99+ Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

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Maren Estrada

Maren Estrada is a deals expert, having been the Editor for BGR Deals since it first launched in 2013. She has helped BGR's audience save millions of dollars collectively on thousands of popular products, and is the authority on daily deals coverage.