Amount saved: £119.99
I originally joined Freecycle as a student, but years later, I keep finding myself logging on. Freecycle is an online community that matches people who have items they want to get rid of to people who can use them. Not only is it kind on the environment by reducing landfill, but it is great for the pocket, too.
I recently set up my home office and turned to this site for much needed furniture. After a quick scan through the posts from members who are offering goods for grabs, I was able to get my hands on a Verner swivel chair from Ikea, which normally retails at £65, and a two-drawer metal filing cabinet, which is currently on sale at Argos for £54.99.
And as one of the main rules of Freecycle is a “pick up yourself” policy, your local group is a handy way of getting rid of large items you would normally have to pay to have removed, such as unwanted furniture or mattresses.
With almost 500 groups across the country and more than 1.7 million members, there is really something for everyone on this website and best of all, membership is free.