Thursday, May 29, 2008

Freecycle is great!

Have a bunch of stuff that might be useful to somebody, but don't want to have a garage sale? Want something but don't want to spend the money? Try Freecycle!

Freecycle provides community based e-mail lists where folks post things they want to get rid of, and other folks post things they want. And it's all local, so it's also a great way to meet people in your community.

Here's two examples of how we've used Freecycle.
  • After moving, we had a bunch of boxes that were still usable, but we didn't want to store them. So, Susan posted them as available on Freecycle. Somebody else who was moving soon responded, and within a few days the boxes were gone and were re-used!
  • The other day, we got to thinking it would be cool to have a kiddie pool for Karen. So, Susan posted that we wanted a small kiddie pool. The first reply was from a woman who had an inflatable 3 feet deep by 12 feet diameter pool in her garage that she wanted to get rid of. The pool has pumps, filters, and everything. All for free!
So head on over to and sign up today!

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