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Old 04-09-2020, 10:39 AM   #61
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Same for US mail.


Most of my mail goes straight into the recycling bin and wash my hands. The rare piece we keep, we open right away and dispose of the envelope or packaging and wash our hands right away before touching the contents.
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Old 04-09-2020, 10:45 AM   #62
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I hang mail (letter and mags) on my clothes line in the sun, until sundown. If it's raining, I put it in a designated place in my garage, then hang it out. I use gloves to empty my mailbox, and since I pay all my bills on line, there are just a few things I keep. The junk goes in the garbage.

I undo the cardboard outer boxes outside, using gloves. The interior products I arrange in my garage on a piece of cardboard and let air dry for a few days.

Grocery shopping....I last went on March 24th. The cold stuff I unpack on my garage floor and then put it directly into freezer or fridge. The non-perishable sits on the cardboard with a spray of Lysol spray, for a few days.

I no longer bring my groceries inside in the plastic bags onto the kitchen table to put away.

I also don't bring my shopping purse inside. That too goes on the washline to dry after a wipe off. I take my debit card into the store in a ziploc bag, use it, put it back into the bag, and wash it in soapy water when I get home.

IN my car, I have a box with 91% alcohol, a roll of paper towels, and a garbage bag. After I unload all my stuff into the trunk, I douse my hands, rub vigorously until dry. Then I wet another paper towel and do around my lips and nostrils, even going IN to my nostrils with the alcohol soaked cloth. ( TMI I know...) With another wetted towel, I open the front car door, wipe the steering wheel, get in, wipe the inside door handle, and close the door.

So far, so good. I have enough foods left to last at least another week. I have made some face masks for my next trip out. I live alone, so I control my trip to the store for very early in the day.

From Amazon I have ordered: Scotts white bifold towels... the kind that go into a dispenser...they are great and cheap!!..Jars of Smucker's peanut butter....7oz Hershey bars in a 12 pack..for a little treat each day. I gave up candy, but what the heck.

I also picked a good decade to give up drinking 3 years ago...so far I've resisted starting again, but there are days I say O why not?

A good reason is that the PA State Liquor stores are closed....and I don't want to drink anything the grocery store stocks....!

Stay well everyone....!
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:07 PM   #63
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Same for US mail.
Not sure if I posted here or on FB, bit its a one minute video of getting the mail process. Pretty simple and almost foolproof (but I have forgotten to move the day indicator once).
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:19 PM   #64
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Old 04-09-2020, 07:27 PM   #65
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Not sure if I posted here or on FB, bit its a one minute video of getting the mail process. Pretty simple and almost foolproof (but I have forgotten to move the day indicator once).

So mail is 3 days now? I thought 24 hours was the number for paper/cardboard and 3 days for metal and plastic.
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Old 04-09-2020, 07:49 PM   #66
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So mail is 3 days now? I thought 24 hours was the number for paper/cardboard and 3 days for metal and plastic.
This is like the WR argument, where 3% is the new 4%, and just to be safe we round down to 2.5%.
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So mail is 3 days now? I thought 24 hours was the number for paper/cardboard and 3 days for metal and plastic.
Mail - 24 hours unless wrapped in plastic?

There does seem to be a build up of more and more elaborate sanitation schemes.
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No. We just use basic common sense, we always opened packages in garage and brought contents upstairs. We don't wear shoes inside the house either, they are always taken off down stairs. Critters, good and bad, are always out there, and always will be.
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I don't inhale my mail, so we haven't done anything different.
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So mail is 3 days now? I thought 24 hours was the number for paper/cardboard and 3 days for metal and plastic.
Adjust the number of boxes to suit your beliefs. I went long for the video because, if someone is watching, they're probably wanting to be conservative. But you could drop down to one box.



My "reasoning" is that the gloves of my mail carrier have the entire neighborhood's germs on them (they all touch their own mail box handle, and she touches every mail box). The 3 vs 1 day is because there is plastic 'windows' on the mail, and the junk mail is often 'coated paper' (shiney), so those may allow the virus to survive longer.


You go without the 'dopomine hit' of new mail for a few days, but then back to the normal daily dose. Who leaves town for a couple of days and worries they won't be able to manage some bit of snail mail?
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