Save $54.79 a Month (or More): Check out Freecycle

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Have you heard of Freecycle yet?

It might be a great way for your to get rid of stuff you don’t need and get items that you do..  Freecycle is a web site that refers you to local Yahoo groups  in which you can see posts of people in your area that are giving away items or want them.

It really is interesting and worth a look at.  I know that my sister in law received  quite of bit of stuff for free for her first baby from people on her local Freecycle group.

As far as I know to start requesting items you do have to give something away first.

Have you tried Freecycle?  Do you think you will..?

If you have a frugal tip email it to FFD. We would love to share it.

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Comments

  1. says

    Tons of small things, but more notably, I got a wooden bunk bed that looked immaculate after refinishing and a couch. It definitely wasn’t the prettiest couch, but it was more than I had to begin with. I also gave away many products, including the bunk bed at a later date, computer monitors, baby stuff and more.

  2. Elizabeth says

    I LOVE Freecycle! When I lived in Los Angeles, I used it all the time – to give away containers, wrapping paper, an old toaster, computer bag…old entertainment center…and more! And I found amazing wine glasses and an oldschool iPod cassette adapter. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, right?

    And there are plenty of people on Freecycle just looking for handouts, along with plenty of people giving away complete junk. But the good far outweighs the bad. I even met a new friend via Freecycle – when she came to pick up my entertainment center, we ended up chatting for an hour with a lot in common! Now we hang out whenever we get the chance!

  3. Connie says

    As a group owner of Freecycle for a number of years, articles about Freecycle always bring a smile to my face. =)

    For those of you applying for your FREE membership from your local Freecycle group, please be sure to put your ZIP CODE and NEAREST CROSS STREETS in the comment section. The majority of the Freecycle groups request these to approve your membership.

    To make the most out of your membership (FREE), be sure to participate in both the giving and the receiving. I can’t tell you how many items I have given away that I would have otherwised trashed. SOMEONE out there is crafty or handy and will have a great idea for your unwanted item.

    I recently gave away a jetski body that was left behind by a customer. (just the body – no engine or other parts) The person who took it had no interest in using the jetski as a jetski. Nope, he was going to be making an art car out of it for a festival he attends each year. Who would have thought?

    Those broken monitors and printers? Don’t throw them away, someone handy out there would love to tinker with it.

    Did you get a new BBQ? Don’t throw your old one away. Someone out there would love to have your old one.

    Above all – be sure to use your manners on the site. (Please and thank you) You will have a lot of fun and meet a variety of people.

    Have fun!

    Connie

  4. says

    Freecycle is a great resource but sometimes it can be hard for new Freecycle members to adjust to all the Freecycle rules and the flood of email from the mailings lists. I’ve built a new free web site for existing groups that tries to makes it easier for people to use Freecycle.

    You can check it out at http://trashnothing.com – I’d love to hear feedback if you get a chance to try it.

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