The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 is affecting every aspect of our lives, including the way we shop and the things we buy. The nationwide lockdown has caused us to limit our spending on certain product categories, while other categories are truly booming right now. Here are 10 products in high demand right now!
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By the time the coronavirus hit Nigeria, we were already depending on computers for a lot of work, communication, and entertainment. Now that most of us are stuck at home, with millions of people working remotely, the demand for laptops has understandably skyrocketed, especially in households that used to only own one computer – right now, it’s nearly impossible to share it fairly!
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2. Internet modems
Internet modems remain one of the most popular ways to access the web when you are at home. Their biggest advantage is that you can connect multiple devices to just one modem instead of using expensive mobile data or sacrificing the speed of your internet connection.
3. Baking supplies
For many Nigerians, baking used to be nothing more than a hobby, with millions of citizens refusing to bake altogether, preferring to buy bread and other baked goods in stores and markets. Since the beginning of the lockdown, there has been a significant shift in the number of bakers, and people are rushing to buy mixers, mixing bowls, baking moulds and trays, and other items for quality home baking.
4. Hair clippers
One of the most noticeable effects of the lockdown is the shutdown of hair salons and the inability of home-based hairdressers to deliver their services. Men who cannot access professional hair cutting services are forced to either clip their own hair or ask their wives to do it, and a good pair of hair clippers is the first item you’ll need for a home haircutting session.
Freezers have been one of the most useful home devices for as long as they have existed, but many Nigerian families considered the cost of a freezer too high to justify the purchase. Now, however, freezers have even more importance for a typical household: with limited trips to the stores and markets, freezers allow you to keep food fresh for a longer time.
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6. Office chairs
If you only rarely worked from home in the past, you probably weren’t too concerned about your workplace: even working from your sofa feels fine when it’s only for a day or two. However, when you have to do it every day for months, you will definitely want to invest in a comfy chair that won’t kill your back after a whole day of work.
7. Board games
Before the pandemic, board games felt like a luxury for people who had lots of free time. Now that most of us have more free time than we could ever wish for, board games are having a renaissance. There is a perfect board game for every age group, family, budget, and personality, and the good news is the market is very diverse today.
8. Gardening supplies
Gardening has already been a popular hobby before the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has only become more significant now that we don’t go to the markets as much as we used to. If you have a garden, you can grow a variety of fruits and vegetables, and even if you don’t, there are plenty of herbs and vegetables you can grow in your own room.
9. Fitness tools
Whether you have been an active member of your local gym before the lockdown or you simply want to keep fit while your movements are limited, there are plenty of sporting goods such as yoga mats and dumbbells you can buy for home use that will allow you to remain physically active even when you’re at home.
10. Hand sanitizers
Cleansing your hands remains one of the most popular ways of preventing the spread of the coronavirus and there has been a shortage of hand sanitizers ever since the pandemic started. There are plenty of guides on how to make your own effective hand sanitizers, but some people still prefer to buy them instead of resorting to DIY.
Read more: How To Produce Hand Sanitizer At Home
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