Pandemic Purchases

inflatable pools were one of the casualties of coronavirus
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All The Weird Stuff That Sold Out In 2020

Thanks, coronavirus, for all the unnecessary stress of looking for an inflatable pool to keep my kids happy in the middle of a pandemic.

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It started with toilet paper and hand sanitizer, but when the Easter candy and puzzles started disappearing from shelves, things got really scary. Here's a look back at some of the items that sold out during 2020, throwing everyone in a complete tizzy.


My youngest was about to turn 18 months old when diapers were suddenly at risk. And then wipes disappeared from the shelves! And I was like, "I swear, if you're all using wipes and diapers to take care of your pee because you can't find toilet paper, I will lose it."