Here’s a scenario! There’s your treadmill in the garage, which has been there for a few years now. You’ve been promising your wife that you are going to get rid of it, she wants to park her car <she’s tired of parking in the driveway!!>. You’re thinking, I paid a lot of money for it and just can’t seem to put it on the curb for trash! You mentioned to all the people you know, trying to give it away… no luck!
How about this one? Your baby girl has grown so fast and you just can’t see sending her out grown clothes to the thrift shop, you rather give them to a parent who really needs them now; without them paying a price for them!
Last one! You’ve been looking for some vintage clothes, ’50’s style and can’t seem to find any items anywhere! So you put up a post requesting just that! You find a group, where a member is cleaning out her aunt’s home and perhaps has some items you are interested in!
These situations are all freecycle examples; opportunities to take advantage of recycling goods. I’ve found this wonderful website called www.freecycle.org, where people in your area place a post of the items that they want to be gone quickly and it’s free! You just have to make arrangements to pick it up from the owners!
It’s good for you, it’s something that you need and it’s good for the owner! Out of their way, giving them the sense of accomplishment of really helping someone out and getting some space too!
If interested, when you get a moment review the website. How it works, is you pick a group (city, state) and look at the posts! You can set up as many groups you want!
After entering your group, you will find there are posts where a person is looking for a specific item (WANTED) or posts where a person is making an offer (OFFER) in your area! I must warn you, due to the power of the internet, you have to act fast! Make your contacts quickly!
Printers, books, phones, you name it…it’s all about recycling your goods! Me, I found some fancy vintage pins from a woman right here in my town! Now, we’ve all said that someone would appreciate our ‘stuff’ ! Guess what? It’s true!