Join the Freecycle Revolution…

Posted: June 24, 2008 in free, free stuff, life, my life
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Do you like free stuff?  Are you one of those folks who prides themselves on being green?  Perhaps you are just cheap?  If you answered yes to any of the above questions then Freecyle might be right up your alley.

What is Freecycle?  I will let the folks over at Wikipedia explain it:

Freecycling, also known as Free Recycling, is the act of giving away usable but unneeded items to others instead of disposing of them in a landfill. This term is most often associated with online groups who run mailing lists which offer items to members at no cost. – Wikipedia

It is that simple.  You place “wanted” posts if there is a particular item you need, and respond to “offer” posts when something catches your eye.  Everything from freezers to doll houses, play sets to bedroom sets are up for grabs.  It is usually first come first serve, the first person to respond to the offeror who can pick up the item by a certain time (usually within the next day or two) makes the neccessary arrangements.

Just go to the Freecycle site and input your city (or county) and state.  From there you can connect with Freecyclers all over the United States and across the globe.  For example:

Wake County, North Carolina: 7,705 members

Hennepin County, Minnesota: 13,226 members- those of you who live there know who you are 😉

Albany, New York: 3,700 members

And the list goes on and on…

We LOVE Freecycle!   Thus far we have picked up a full size kitchen play set, two doll houses, and various and sundry little items.  We have given away lots of clothes (never worn) and books.  Join up and see what you can contribute to and find in the Freecycle community in your area.  All it costs you is the price of gas to travel and pick up the item- and of course to bring it home.  Happy Freecycling!

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Comments
  1. All it costs you is the price of gas to travel and pick up the item- and of course to bring it home.

    Why did you take out a home equity loan to buy a dollhouse? 🙂

  2. Kullervo says:

    We got an antique piano on Freecycle. I mean, we had to pay piano movers to get it to our apartment, but still. Free piano!

  3. Piano?! That is excellent. I trust you are enjoying it?

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