Monday, January 7, 2008

Have something good that needs a new home? Freecycle it.

It's funny how often there are things we do on a regular basis that we just assume others know about. Well, Freecycle fits that bill quite nicely.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, freecycle is an oraganization that works via email that you join and then can give or get stuff as you need it. I came across it when we had an older queen size mattress to get rid of that was in good condition. Salvation Army wouldn't take it and I heard about freecycle. I joined (it's free) posted it, and immediately got three emails. It was gone by that evening and what's more, it went to a lovely single mom who had been sharing her bed with her son due to a lack of funds. She was so excited about it and we felt great giving it away. Craigslist also has a free section, but I've had better luck with freecycle, I think it attracts a different crowd for some reason. I get the daily digests and more than once have found something that I want/need and gotten it for free.

Check it out.



Anonymous said...

OMG! Posted in the morning, claimed within minutes, gone within 24 hours. I had good stuff, so I was not surprised, but there were people giving away used bottles of Oil of Olay, broken television remotes, old printers that no longer work... and they got snatched up. It really makes you take a hard look at what you're throwing away.

Dave said...

Yeah, it's pretty wild. One persons junk is anothers treasure right? You'd be shocked at what i've seen give away over the years. Godd stuff as well as junk and there's always someone who wants it. In 347 days keep an eye for the "Offered: Years worth of garbage" post.

Glad it worked