A mum who was accused of stockpiling after sharing photos of her newly created food cupboard has been defended by others who said ‘it’s called organisation’.
With lockdown leaving many of us stuck at home with little else to do, one woman used the time to create a food and cleaning supplies cupboard.
Uploading photos of the final results to the Organising your home and your life UK Facebook page, she said: “Always wanted to do a pantry, finally got the time to do it and I’m so happy.”
The snaps showed neatly stacked shelves with essentials including tinned goods, bags of pasta, cereal and biscuits.
On the bottom she had lined up a supply of cleaning products, with toilet and kitchen roll stacked up high on three crates of bottled water next to it.
But she quickly found herself having to defend the images after others accused her of ‘panic buying’, as reported by The Sun.
The mum argued many of the items pictured were buried ‘deep down in cupboards’ and she had only discovered them when she created her new storage space.
One wrote: “Glad you have found pantry happiness. But wow – did you panic buy a bit??”
Another said: “I don’t stock up like this, I have one bleach in every bathroom, two toilet rolls in every bathroom and one bread – as you say not everybody buys this much hence how I’m struggling to buy things.”
Other members of the group dismissed the comments, stating their own cupboards were just as stocked long before the coronavirus crisis.
One hit back and said: “This isn’t panic buying, this looks like a normal amount of food/supplies, do you lot literally live on one loaf of bread and four packs of loo roll?
“My cleaning cupboard is probably the same from before the pandemic.”
A second echoed this, writing: “As for the stockpiling issue… it’s called organisation in my book. You definitely need at least three of everything for a proper stocked cupboard, pantry or whatever. If I use something I replace, even if two more in cupboard. Love your pantry.”