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DaveA 01:34 PM 08-24-2020
I’m closing in 3 weeks. Other than teaching CPR/ first aid to local providers its a clean break from childcare. One thing I’ve realized is I have a lot of stuff. Garage sale is in the very near future. Debating giving local providers an early crack at the stuff I’m selling before the “regular” sale. Do you think I should let individual providers know or post it on our (seldom used) local providers Facebook group? Or is this a bad idea in general?
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Michael 02:23 PM 08-24-2020
I'm usually the type that doesn't want strangers showing up at my door. I think posting it on a legitimate site like FB and legitimate providers that you can correspond with would be my choice. Then after the providers take what's needed, I would donate the rest to a Salvation Army, Goodwill or other non-profit and write-off the rest.
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Rockgirl 05:05 PM 08-24-2020
Is there a local daycare association? Thatís how we get the word around here about things like that.
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Cat Herder 04:30 AM 08-25-2020
I second using the local daycare providers facebook page.
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DaveA 04:53 AM 08-25-2020
Thanks folks. At this point I'm not even scratching the surface yet and it's like "holy @#$%". And that's not even considering general household "do we really need this anymore" stuff or MIL's piles of impulse purchases. By the time this is over it won't be just a garage sale but a garage/ yard/ halfway down the block sale.

I know a couple of neighbors were talking about needing to clean out/ get rid of stuff. I'm probably going to give them a heads up. That way if they want to they can hold one the same time.
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rosieteddy 09:24 AM 08-26-2020
When I closed I offered things to our group. I gave a lot away ,but was able to sell two big chunks. A lot of things I put at curb and offered free .I didn't want to haggle with people, just easier. Good luck.
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284878 01:30 PM 08-26-2020
So what daycare stuff do you have for sale?
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DaveA 10:58 AM 09-08-2020
The more DW & I talked about we decided to just sell it off piecemeal on the local FB group & marketplace. Seems less of a headache than trying to organize a 2-3 day garage sale.

Originally Posted by 284878:
So what daycare stuff do you have for sale?
Just saw this. A little bit of everything. Still debating what I keep vs donate vs sell.
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