I started with Freecycle. Let me state for the record that I love Freecycle. If you haven’t tried it yet, you are in for a treat. Anything you need or anything you need to get rid of – the Freecycle network is your source. Free, by the way, means there is no exchange of money. Two years ago my best friend was visiting and needed a portable playpen for her baby. Instead of our purchasing one or instead of her lugging one on an airplane, I checked out Freecycle and a complete stranger lent me one for eight days. Just like that. I see all kinds of things on Freecycle like Two Cinder Blocks – taken, or worm bins, or thermal undies. Seriously, check it out! My husband and I gave several things through Freecycle including an old vanity and mirror…I mean old.
So, I have an unusually large collection of stickers for an adult woman (still holding onto my 30 year old Mad Magazine stickers…just can’t seem to let those babies go). I used to put stickers in scrapbooks and always had some on hand for the little ones in my life. I decided it was time to clear them out. I posted on Freecycle suggesting how they could best be used by a teacher. Within one hour I started getting responses. Turns out there are a lot of teachers who could use supplies, but that’s probably not a surprise to many of you. I divided up the stickers for two different teachers. I removed the Offer on Freecycle but not before several more emails came through.
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