I was dumping the compost bin outside the other day when an idea struck me. Nope, it wasn’t a great opening sentence for my novel. Nope, it wasn’t a replacement for oil that is both cheap and clean. Instead, I thought to myself, “wouldn’t it be neat if I could do a split!?” Of course I am forced to admit that at no point in my life have I ever been able to perform a split of any kind. So what was I to do? (more…)
Archive for the ‘free stuff’ Category
Tags: cheap, community, free, Freecycle, recycling
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!
Some other blogger is putting up a pretty nice $700+ dollar T.V. as a giveaway- presumably to drive up her blog traffic. I am happy to oblige for a chance to win a nice T.V. As you all know I love free stuff. To enter the contest click here, and thanks to the people at Best Buy who apparently helped out.