Freecycling: The Best Deal of All
Clear it out, give it away or get something you need!
You know all those items you have that work but you will never use again? Maybe you’ve thrown them out into bulk garbage. Or maybe you’re like me and have stashed them in the garage, attic, or basement thinking I will eventually use them or someone in the family will. Either way, it’s likely those items are headed for the dump, sooner or later.
A few years ago, I read information about freecycling. Freecycling, or free recycling, is freely giving all those still-usable but unwanted items to someone else who can use them, all while keeping them out of the dump.
Freecycling groups are online message boards that you join, then you get messages, either individually or as a daily digest, sent to your email (without revealing your email to others.)
Our local message board is called, “Grand Blanc MI Freecycle” and is moderated by Stephanie Pytlowanyj and another local moderator, both volunteers. The Grand Blanc group just recently started and has approximately 50 users in our area, who post, offer and claim items almost daily. Baby equipment, clothes, electronics, you name it, and it’s on there.