Monday, May 17, 2010

Fun with Freecycle

As I mentioned recently, Freecycle is one of my favorite ways to find new homes for things that my clients - and I - no longer need. Just today, I've Freecycled:
  • Six jigsaw puzzles.
  • Two measuring cups.
  • Two paper towel holders.
  • Eight issues of Cook's Illustrated magazine.
  • A big bag of craft supplies: beads, buttons, pipe cleaners, etc.
I've met some wonderful people through Freecycle, too!

But I was really taken with this offer on my local group, quoted with permission:
OFFER: Very large stuffed St Bernard plush toy.

This darling dog is almost 5 ft from foot to tail. Brown and white. Very soft. Sits on the floor in a reclining position. Took two years of negotiation to get this out of my daughter's room.
[The photo is of a Gund Jumbo St. Bernard; I don't know which "very large stuffed St Bernard" was being offered on Freecycle.]


Marcie Lovett said...

I usually donate things that can be used again, but some things are too odd or not really appropriate for a thrift shop.

In the past week I freecycled perennial cuttings. The people who took them were thrilled to save the money on landscape materials and I was delighted that the plants found new gardens to grow in. (No negotiation necessary.)

Anonymous said...

Freecycle is awesome for gifting stuff that you don't need anymore and finding free stuff! Have you heard about that new website that is focused on sharing stuff: I think you might like it because you can borrow and share stuff with neighbors so you don't have to buy things that you'd use once or twice. Our moms group loves this site!

Louise said...

I've been using FreeCycle even while we're living on the road. When I know we'll be in an area for more than a day or two, I'll join the FreeCycle group in advance so I can list items once I'm there. Right now, I'm giving away a few things in Anacortes, WA.

One lady brought a bag of cat food with her to thank me for the clothing I gave her. Very nice!

MarySees said...

Jeri, you'll be pleased to know that I just joined my local Freecycle!


Jeri Dansky said...

Louise, what a great idea! Freecyclers can be such nice people.

And way to go, MarySees!