Shopper Frenzy Ahead of the Winter Storm

If you're not planning to leave the house for the game or anything else this weekend, you're not alone. Already, many people around Greater Lafayette are holing up against the snow.

Posted: Jan 17, 2019 6:37 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI) — The sound of ruffling grocery bags will ring through the Greater Lafayette area all week. Another snow storm is preparing to make its way through the area again and people are making sure they stock up.

 ''Assuming it's going to be a lot busier tomorrow because it's the day before the big storm. So I figured I could beat the big crowds today'' Says Ariel Cudworth, a shopper. 

Ariel isn't the only shopper trying to beat the crowd, many others are making their rounds. Although, there are some things to keep in mind while at the store.

''I think becasue I am a creature of it as well sometimes not purchasing foods that can create multiple meals. So buying single items and not being able to put them together'' Says Dietician Ellen Welch from Round Table Wellness. 

This raises problems for shoppers even if they choose to come out early and shop ahead.

 ''I found everything I needed but I definitely saw that there were some things that were out. I took a couple of last items on the shelves so'' Says Ariel Cudworth.

So the question stands, what are some ways to properly prepare for a snow storm?

''One thing that I love doing is pintrest. Which everyone knows about pintrest. I get all of my cooking ideas like recipes and seasoning ideas for all of my meats'' Says Herb Life Health Coach David Vanderwall from Boiler Fitness. 

With multiple ways to stock up for a winter storm. Choosing the appropriate foods stand at the top of the list.

 ''Keep things really simple. This is the perfect opportunity for you to try to cook all of your meals and maybe trying to find a good routine for yourself. Drinking plenty of water. Not drinking all of the juice and pop at home. Since you can't get out you'll have your water there for you to drink'' Says Herb Life Health Coach Brooke Conley from Boiler Fitness.

Experts say buying non-perishables is a tip to conserve food in your house during a Winter Storm. Local managers also said they have seen an increase in sales since last weeks winter storm. And to prepare for another week they have ordered extra items on their shipment to ensure shelves are stocked. 

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