If You Can't Find It In The Grocery, You Will Probably Find It In This Directoryby SmartParenting Staff .
COVID-19 and the resulting enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) have definitely challenged how we would normally work, shop, and even spend quality time. Wondering whether work at home will work for you? You now know. How long can your family survive on canned tuna and corned beef? It’s all about getting creative, right. Movie nights during the weekend? Make that every day of the week!
By now, you have your shopping routine ECQ-fied, especially for food. But what happens when your refrigerator — or, God forbid in this heat, your air conditioning – breaks down? We have a lot of not-so-essential-yet-important supplies that your typical grocery stores do not carry.
A guide to Viber communities
Enter Viber Communities. You probably have several Viber groups already for family, friends and work, your child’s school, among others. Viber Communities, however, connect people to sellers for items that aren’t food or medicine. Think postnatal abdominal binders or breast pumps, kitchen appliances or phone chargers, even pet food. It is like a group chat except you’ve got more people to help you find what you’re looking for. BUT your phone number is hidden so no unwanted calls. (Just a warning, however, joining a community can take up a lot of phone storage!)
Here are some Communities that can help you find specific needs and have them delivered straight to your doorstep.
Supplies for moms and kids
If you need supplies for you and your kids, you can join All Things Baby & Kids and Baby & Kids Supplies. In these communities, moms can ask fellow moms and sellers where to find things like breast pumps, supplements to increase milk production, postnatal abdominal binders, sterilizers, gentle cleansers for kids, and toys to keep toddlers entertained at home. These Viber Communities can be a source of support and relief for all moms, but most especially to new ones who had to navigate motherhood during a pandemic.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Home improvement and electronic needs
To fix a leaky faucet or get new light bulbs for your home, join the Hardware Construction Group and Non-Food Directory PH. Find replacements for a worn-out laptop or phone chargers or even gadgets at Electronics & Gadgets and Complink ViberStore. Look for new appliances and furniture at Appliances and Computers PH and Furniture & Appliances.
Must-haves for fur babies
Any pet parent out there should join I ♥ myPet Market Place for all their pet needs. This Viber Community can help you find pet shops and vet clinics that are still open during the quarantine. You can also join the Community to look for suppliers for certain brands of pet food, maintenance, and even medication so you can still give your most loyal companions the utmost care they deserve.
Gym and sports gear
As gyms are temporarily closed, it might be harder for you to maintain to your fitness routine at home without the necessary equipment. Join Gym & Sports Marketplace MM to purchase the gear you need so you can move, sweat, and stay healthy during quarantine.
As a true modern-day virtual marketplace, of course Viber also has Communities where you can purchase food items — from whole foods to fast food. Shop for fruits and veggies at Fruits and Vegetables Manila and Sikap Farms. Find baked foods at Cakes & Bread Marketplace and start a baking project with the help of Homebaking & Supplies NCR. To satisfy your fast food cravings, make sure to join Take Out & Delivery at SM for a quick guide on which restos and shops at your nearest SM mall are open for takeout and delivery. Or find an assortment of food choices — from frozen goods like Vietnamese spring rolls to must-try treats like ube cheese pandesal at Frozen Contacts Community.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended Videos
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