Originally Posted by taxlady
That's a lot of stuff - it's more than someone needs to start with. It will also cost a lot. We should try to make a list and give stuff priorities.
I was staying with my recently separated daughter when I got a phone call from the court. Could I take my granddaughter right away and give her a home? I had broken up my home so that I could help my daughter financially. All I had were my clothing and a few odds and ends. I didn't let the court know this. I went out and found a two bedroom apartment, got her bed from her mother's house, went to a thrift store and bought:
1 sauce pan
1 saute pan
Enough to cook a meal and eat it.
I was ready to set up house. That first night I made a pallet for myself on the floor and she slept in a bed that she was familiar with. With yard sales over the summer, and thrift shop purchases, we put a home together little by little. But she had a home where she was loved and wanted. I later took her younger sister and brother.