Errands Get Easier

In the holiday fashion, I am sure you all are running everywhere to take care of your errands and chores. Well I’ve been stockpiling some of my favorite places in the area for you because they make errand running easier when you have tot in tow. These places aren’t kid-related businesses, but offer a place for children to play while parents can take care of business. I personally appreciate the thoughtfulness of these businesses.

Here is the list I have thus far. Anything to contribute to this list? Please send them along.

Dogwood Veterinarian Hospital.
51 Vickers Rd, Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 942-6330
A slew of toys for kids in the waiting area that you can take with you into the examination room so kids can play while Fido gets his yearly check up.

Lowes to Go.
Multiple locations across the area. See website for one closest to you that offers the various services.
The grocery store that delivers to you or you can pick up – you don’t even need to get out of yoru car. You fill out your order online, pay, and for about a $5 fee your food with either be delivered to you in your selected window of time or you can do a drive thru in your selected window of time. Need at minimum 3 hours notice, works even better a day in advance.

Harris Teeter Express Lane Pick Up.
Read all about that here.

Packaging Depot.256 W Hwy 54, Durham, NC
(919) 544-9446
A play area that kept C entertained while I shipped out some packages. Also near some nice sweet treats.

Thimble Pleasures
225 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 968-6050
A basket of toys in the front of the store that are a hit with tots as well as a friendly staff willing to entertain children while you search for fabric to sew those Christmas pjs.

UPS Store at
510 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 942-3304
A Pixar CARS table with stuff to draw as well as cars (of course) while you ship your gifts.


Wine Authorities.
2501 University Drive, Durham, NC
(919) 489-2884
Play table in the back for the kiddos while you shop for your holiday wines.

Yarns, Etc.
99 South Elliott Road, Suite 2, Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 928-8810
A big basket of toys and books (as well as yarn) for kids to play with while you find the perfect wool knit to keep toes and fingers warm in this cold.

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3 comments for “Errands Get Easier

  1. Anonymous
    December 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Dogwood Vet may have toys for the kiddos but they are very expensive and one of their docs (in my opinion) should not be taking care of dogs. Her level of skill is questionable.

  2. December 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Yes, Dogwood Vet isn’t cheap (honestly, I feel like all vets are sooooo expensive so they aren’t any moreso than the clinic we tried before). I haven’t noticed about the doc but if we go again will keep a lookout and be cautious. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. February 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

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