From free, to used, to new, to a date, to services, even a job Craigslist is the place to go and see what you can find. It takes time and it takes a couple creeper run ins to actually find what you may be looking for, or similar to. For the last month and a half I’ve been on a search for used daycare items to help with the growth of our Family Home Daycare. I ran into no response people after having contact with them, right up to stalkers searching me out on Facebook.
Finally I came across a wonderful woman who was closing her daycare! We spoke on the phone Friday night for over an hour. I advised her of my wants and needs of things to buy. I had to sit on Saturday while she had a walk through trusting her that the things I claimed to buy would not be sold. She lived well over an hour from our house. Eric just so happened to be working close to her on Saturday. I also informed her that I had a $100 budget. I put trust in this stranger to pack together items worth all my money.
This is my pile before we picked it up and got it home to look through.
I was like a kid at Christmas receiveing this pic! But that wasn’t the half of what she put in there. Here you go a few peeks of my Craigslist jackpot.☺️
We started unloading into our Daycare above. She donated book from her daycare to us.
The craft supplies were endless. And the amount of educational homeschool books provided to us was incrediable!
She gave me Tons of plates and cups, and bibs, and silverware. And donated all the extra clothes.
I also received a 15 slot organizer for all the NYS daycare certification paperwork she handed off to me. I was more then happy with my purchase and the trust I put in her. There are true people out there and ones willing to help you succeed. All of this and knowledge she gave regarding getting my certification was a blessing.
The cost alone for childcare for a parent is tough.. My job brings so many rewards to be able to watch children grow and teach them to learn all the while providing a safe clean environment for them to spend their days while their parents work.
I truly hope this all comes into play this year. Childcare tax credit.