You know that old saying, one man’s junk is another’s treasure. Well, TRUTH is
there’s entire movements out there based on this theory. Sharing, Yard Sales, Ebay,
Barter sites, Craigs List and so on.
Recently I started joining facebook yardsales (oh yes, virtual yard sales) type in your Town name and yard sale or virtual yard sale and see what pops up in your area. (my cousin Cheryl turned me on to the yard sale thing) Amazing deals and great for kids, home improvement projects. You can also post “ISO” (took me a bit to figure ISO means IN SEARCH OF) Working on a sewing project ? post : ISO fabric remnants. Here I go rambling again, this post, about Freecycle.org was inspired by a recent comment I made on a pillow post by Lorela of Life with Lorelai. Lorelai rocks all her posts, take a minute to click on this link and see what she has share. I commented about ‘free’ fabric (and more) with freecycle.org and thought this may be worth sharing with others not yet ‘in’ on the recycle/ freecycle kick.
Have you heard of FREECYCLE, tried FREECYCLE, gotten anything great?
Their Mission Statement : Mission Statement
Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.
My Freecycle.org experience:
So, do you have anything you no longer need/ want/ have outgrown, kids toys, bicycles, car tires, appliances, bathroom tiles, fabric, yarn, furniture ?? Well, you get the idea.. if you have something you want to ‘gift’ , give away, you post on FREECYCLE.ORG.
Looking for something like kids toys, bicycle, appliances, fabric, yarn, craft materials, furniture (o.k., I’m being repetitive) you get the idea (again) If you’re looking for something then you post ISO (your heart’s desire as long as it’s rated “G”, you can post what you need.
Some of the things I’ve given away on Freecycle.org are extra bathroom tiles, tiles we had excess of or that were left at the house when we moved in. I helped clean out an office a few years back and we ‘gifted’ (aka – gave away, recycled) on freecycle some office supplies, old charts, computer paper, carbon paper. My family has given away/ gifted children’s toys, older books (yes, they still make books).
Things I’ve gotten from Freecycle.org are a walker for a patient in my office, yarn for patients (and myself), scarves for patients having chemotherapy experiencing hair loss. I also got an awesome Crate and Barrel 8 x 10 rug (gently used!) a few years back. (can I hear an atta girl!)
You never need to let a stranger into your home, you don’t ever need to go into someone else’s home either. Remember, this is FREE. No cash or monies exchanging hands, so all your freebies are able to be left curbside, doorstep. Always practice safety and bring a friend or let someone know where you are going. I have never heard of a safety issue with working with this site, but Always best to practice safe ways in our daily lives.
So, if you’ve read enough and you’re ready to go find some fabulous FREE things to help you with your home projects, clothes or entertain your family, etc.. go on over, find the browse groups tab, locate your state and a town closest to you and see if this could be of interest. Remember, you can post things you need to move out, clean up out of your own homes too. You will need to ‘join’, which is free. You’ll be prompted along. Check it out, let me know what you think. 🙂 Would love to hear if you find anything fabulous or it helps you clear out unwanted/needed items in your life. click here: FREECYCLE.ORG