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After living in New York for over a decade, I’ll always be a Florida gal at heart. Growing up in on the Gulf Coast of Florida our summers were full of long days at the beach, band camp, and evenings with friends. Oh yea… and prepping for hurricane season. We’ve been through some pretty intense hurricanes and anyone from Florida will tell you… you gotta just batten down the hatches and ride out the storm. Besides the essentials – gas, food, safety… one thing you must have is water. We would fill up the bath tubs, large pot and whatever else we could with water. We would also stock up on bottled water and keep it stored away.
There is a Fear Of Running Out (FORO) !
Since moving to New York, we have had a couple hurricane scares and water was the first thing we stocked up on. There is a Fear of Running Out (FORO) of water in emergency situations and we usually have a stash of water bottles or gallon jugs stored away ‘just in case’. During the summer months, I spoil the kids a bit and we often times indulge in some flavored sodas or those amazing limeade drinks. Lily has been freezing them and mixing up various flavors for yummy semi- homemade popsicles. During the school year I have a pretty strict sugar rule around here. We try to keep it down to the very minimum so juices and extra sugars a no go! Did you know that replacing a single 12-ounce, 140 calorie sugar sweetened beverage with water each day for a year can cut more than 50,000 calories from one’s diet.
Summers around here are busy. Our door is always open and our home is filled with friends and neighbors. The bottled waters and sparkling waters just fly out the door and I am constantly having to restock! So i have partnered with ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé® to share with you their new offerings to help families never have FORO! #nomoreFORO
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Check out this super cute video featuring one of my friends and her sweet sweet family!
FORO ( fear of running out) is a real thing. Do you know how many times I have panicked when i’ve run out of toilet paper or paper towels or milk… or water!
A few facts:
- More than half of all surveyed (52%) experience FORO at least once a week.
- 69% of those surveyed experience feelings such as stress, anxiety and worry when household items start to run low.
- 69% of survey respondents run low on everyday household items at least once a week.
- According to survey respondents, bottled water is the beverage of choice in homes (36%), workplaces (46%), and at school (36%).
- Nearly half of all full-time working parents (46%) surveyed say they ration or replace everyday household items with a less desirable alternative at least once per week, in order to avoid running out completely.
- According to the survey, when running low on household items, food (67%), toilet paper (51%) and bottled water (43%) are the most likely to be restocked first – ahead of items like milk (20%) and diapers (7%).
- Of those surveyed, three out of four (75%) working parents would buy more household items in bulk if it was more convenient.
- According to the survey, more than half of full-time working parents (55%) say that daily errands keep them from spending quality time with friends and family.
What about you? Do you have FORO? I would love to hear your stories.