A single mum has spent a fortune stockpiling goods during the coronavirus pandemic – and she’s got enough to last her until February.
Sophie Howard, who lives new Yeovil, Somerset, has forked out £4,900 on essentials like toilet roll and anti-bacterial soap.
Her huge haul includes 200 loo rolls, 20 packets of paracetamol, six throat sprays and 200 face masks.
While many have hit out at stockpilers who leave shelves empty for others, the 29-year-old doesn’t feel guilty about hoarding the items.
She told Fabulous : "I thought I might feel guilty but I go after the evening rush and again just before closing. That means everyone has got what they need and I can get discounted bargains.
“Sometimes new stock is being put out but I am often the last shopper in the store. I make the most of what's left over so so have stopped feeling guilty and believe I'm being considerate.”
Sophie stores all of her stockpiled items in a “super bunker”.
Its a basement piled high with bleach, instant noodles, tinned food and bottles of water.
This helps to give her some peace of mind as she’s “terrified” of the country being locked down again.
She said: “The prospect of a full lockdown, Lockdown: The Sequel as I call it, frightens the life out of me…
“I hate the idea of lockdown in winter. I worry about the increased risk of getting the flu and that affecting the immune system. I want to be prepared.”
Sophie insists she’s not “paranoid or crazy” by preparing for the worst.
She plans to stay at home with her 18-year-old daughter Jenny until the new year.
The mum added: “I don’t care if people criticise it means my daughter and I will have enough of literally everything we need until 2021."
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