Support your local shops and businesses.

These are strange times. And a lot of people have all of a sudden ‘discovered’ local shops again – those that care, that deliver and have adapted to serve our communities. And this is great. Because the neighborhoods we have when this is all over, will be a direct reflection of how people have shopped over the lockdown time.

If you want your neighborhood to be full of those great independent shops, go looking for them online.

You’ve got time!

Seek out what is good in your town. Find them on social media, share a post, see if they sell online. Because when you buy from them, it’s another sale that helps toward keeping them afloat. And that means the world to them.

If you have to shop online, type in what you want, add a comma and type in your town. That way you will see if you can buy it locally. We call this the ‘google comma’. Then share what you find with your friends.

Supporting local businesses at this time means they will still be there when lock-down is over. And that makes your town or neighborhood a better place.

Note: This post was adapted from and is courtesy of Totally Locally, a UK based soul sister. They also brilliantly created the poster available to download freely, slightly modified by us to fit the US based neighborhood businesses. You can download the 8.5×11 poster here