With people strapped for cash these days, it’s time to start looking for items you need from places other than stores. I recently was told about Freeclycle, a Web site dedicated to connecting people who have something to give away, with people who need that something.
It’s not new, but for many it may be. For me, it is becoming a way to get rid of things I no longer need — like an old garage door that we removed during a remodel. It’s in perfectly good shape. I could try to sell it, but would rather not have to go through all that it will take to try to get rid of it. Freecycle seems the best optoin for me. I’m willing to give it away, instead of throw it away. There’s probably someone doing a remodel that would love a free garage door.
The possibilities are endless. You can search for appliances, kids clothes, TVs, electronics, anything really. You just post a WANTED message or an OFFER message and wait for replies. Freecycle uses Yahoo Groups as its back end which makes it easy for many to use. The groups are based on geographic location which eliminates the need for shipping and allows for larger items to be given away.
Try it out.