Participate in trade. Nearly every community in the country has access to Freecycle.org, an online group where you can go to post things you need and want to give away. If your community doesn’t have a group it is easy to set up and get it going. By doing this, things that you aren’t using get a second life and you can find things you need from plant starts to furniture, for free. Most people want to share they just don’t know how.