Patience does pay! I hope everyone knows about Freecycle, but if you don't be sure to take a look: http://freecycle.org/. This site allows you to join your local group. Since my children were infants I have given and received nearly everything they needed two cribs, excercauser, two toddler beds, Coats, Clothes every season, Outside toys- a bunk bed, bikes - you get the idea. My Prince and I have also benefited: A TV, DVD/VCR, clothes, appliances etc. All you need is diligence and patience! Freecycle is a wonderful resource to help your budget.
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