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post #1 of 19
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We just cleaned out Sierra's room today and I had two boxes plus a Tricycle to give away. The lady just came and got it. She has 3 kids so she wanted it all. I always feel overwhelmed though for replies. Expecially if it's childs items. I'm just glad they will get use though. Sierra has so many toys and most haven't been played with since the first time she got it.
post #2 of 19
I always freecycle. I go through my closets a few times a year and donate whatever I haven't worn, doesn't fit or haven't used in the previous 6 months to 1 year.
post #3 of 19
Yea I freecycle sometimes. Especially in the summer months when I do my yearly Spring/summer cleaning
post #4 of 19
I love freecycle!

You know what they say "One man's trash is another man's treasure"
post #5 of 19
Lots of weird things on our local ones.... more wants than offers. Some woman wanted discount restaurant coupons for her son who had just gotten his license and was starting to date. EEP! Bet he was
post #6 of 19
Nope.. never done it before but I donate all our stuff to 2nd hand stores...
post #7 of 19
Now I have learned a new term! Here, I was thinking this was a new cycling sport, like one of those X-sports, kinda like free-diving, only with bikes. Shows you how much I know.

I would rather get rid of clutter than obtain any - whereas my mother keeps everything. If someone has something they want to get rid of, she will be the first person to say that she will have it. I don't know how my poor father puts up with it!!!!
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Kiwideus View Post
Now I have learned a new term! Here, I was thinking this was a new cycling sport, like one of those X-sports, kinda like free-diving, only with bikes. Shows you how much I know.

I would rather get rid of clutter than obtain any - whereas my mother keeps everything. If someone has something they want to get rid of, she will be the first person to say that she will have it. I don't know how my poor father puts up with it!!!!
Are you sure you're not my sister? My mom's the same way. When I first moved out on my own, I didn't have to buy ANY furniture or kitchen things... she had it ALL and gave it to me.. and still had her own.. Which reminds me, I have to ask her if she has a coffee grinder
post #9 of 19
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Are you sure you're not my sister? My mom's the same way. When I first moved out on my own, I didn't have to buy ANY furniture or kitchen things... she had it ALL and gave it to me.. and still had her own.. Which reminds me, I have to ask her if she has a coffee grinder
I didn't need to buy any furniture either - if I need something, I know where to ask. But I prefer new stuff. I just avoid asking her for anything - she got a bed from her favourite aunt that must have come from the 60s!
post #10 of 19
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I didn't need to buy any furniture either - if I need something, I know where to ask. But I prefer new stuff. I just avoid asking her for anything - she got a bed from her favourite aunt that must have come from the 60s!
Yeap! Mine gave me a 40yr old coffee table
post #11 of 19
I am a big pack rat myself, I got tons of stuff that I keep just because it has meaning to me. But I have gotten just a tad better, I am gonna clean out Desirée's old room this summer, gotta make me a nursery at my house too.
post #12 of 19
I freecycle, it is a great way to get rid of stuff to people that need it
post #13 of 19
I have been on 2 local freecycle spots for a few months now and have "gotten rid" of quite a few things. The strangest is one person wanted about 25 feet of felt roofing paper. I knew we had part of a roll left so I met her in Walgreen parking lots and cut off the amount she needed. The only bad thing is were I live lots of people don't want to "drive that far" so sometimes I drop stuff off or meet somewhere. I have several items pending pickup now.
But people sure "want" lots of stuff-laptop computers, Play Stations etc.....
post #14 of 19
I check on there but lately I can't bring myself to go there. There are a lot of people freecycling pets and it breaks my heart.
post #15 of 19
I think FreeCycle totally ROCKS.

I have gotten some great stuff and given away some great stuff. I Think it's a shame no one thought of this much sooner!
post #16 of 19
I've never used freecycle. I usually just donate unwanted things to a charity.
post #17 of 19
I think it's a wonderful idea (except the pets - they should have stricter rules).
We go on a regular basis to the local thrift store down the road. We constantly have stuff to give away because we're the supers at our apartment and people are always too lazy to get rid of their stuff themselves, and we don't want it going in the garbage instead.
post #18 of 19
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I check on there but lately I can't bring myself to go there. There are a lot of people freecycling pets and it breaks my heart.

Our Freecycle does not allow pets to be posted.
post #19 of 19
The freecycles I am on actually has very few pets to "give" away-I usually give my 2 cents worth to that person. We have a fair amount of people looking for pets though-it seems that I am not the only one who doesn't like the one local animal shelter.
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