Don’t be a victim. Never pay for delivery of a Freecycle item.
The incidence of scams is on the increase, on Freecycle and elsewhere. Here’s how you can identify a likely scam:
- The offering member claims to have recently moved or posted to the wrong Town group and they need money to send the item to you.
- The post contains a photo of an email address.
- The subject of the post uses unusual punctuation or odd symbols, such as ~.ṀusicaĮ Įnstruments~
- The offer seems too good to be true, especially if the member has recently joined Freecycle or posted the item to multiple towns that aren’t near each other.
Any time you find a suspicious post, or are asked to pay for an item or delivery of an item, please use the “Report” button on the post detail page, or send a message to your town moderators. Please don’t become a victim of another delivery scam!
Thanks for helping keep scammers out of Freecycle!
First up is Freecycle, an app where you can peruse furniture until your heart’s content. Whether you’ve just moved into a new house, or looking to spruce up your bedroom, or maybe just get rid of some stuff you no longer need.
The app allows you to join local town groups to browse for furniture nearby. Or invite some local friends to form a Friends Circle, so you can lend items between your mates.
Simply make posts about things you want to gift or receive. Other members reply and then you can arrange a pick-up time and location – and Bob’s your uncle. Just like that, you’ve saved something from going to a landfill and given it a new life.
Whether you are planning to spruce up your personal space or transform your bedroom, Freecycle is a great app to find and swap free furniture. The site even allows you to create a small friends circle so you can lend items to your mates.
The app currently has more than eight million users who are giving and getting free things from their local communities.
The versatile dish can be adapted easily for larger portions, goes well with sausages and is made in just four simple steps. Offering more advice, Mo said: “My Freecycle slow cooker is a blessing for casseroles or curries and I use my combi microwave/oven to save on power.”
10. As well as Freecycle being a great place to find or gift items you no longer need, to people in your local area, it also allows you to set up your own Freecycle Friends Circle.
This means you can create a closed group to enable employees to list, request, borrow and swap items, and reduce the need to buy. Here’s how you can go about setting one up.
One of the top apps to use to get things for cheap – or to be more accurate for free – is Freecycle. The idea of freecycle is to allow people to get rid of the unwanted items, from clothes to garden furniture, for free as long as they are in good condition. The app connects you with people in your local area who want something you’re selling.
If you are in the UK, then you will no doubt have heard of Freecycle by now. Freecycle is a, as the name suggests, a completely free website that encourages Brits to trade unwanted goods with each other. Generally, the money raised goes back into the local community. For example, we just had a quick look, and you can find a range of freebies from lawn mowers to baby clothes.
Sell it or give it away
Ask around to see if any friends or family members want the couch. If there are no takers, put an ad on Freecycle, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or Nextdoor letting people know that it’s for sale, or that you’re giving it away. Be sure to specify that they would be responsible for moving it out of your house and transporting it themselves.
Though it may be tempting to put the couch on the curb with a “free” sign, check your city’s rules before going through the effort of moving it outside. In some places, there are designated days for putting stuff on the curb to give away. In others, it’s never OK.
Many years later, I have a full house. I don’t mean three cards of the same face value along with a pair of identical value, which I had to look up! But, furniture for five rooms. I have been donating clothes to a thrift shop and posting some dishes, as well as excess sewing material and teaching supplies on freecycle for about a year. I drop books in the little book boxes on poles. With one exception, I have felt good about the give-away. My standard for eliminating things ranged from what-was-I-thinking, to, it will take another 75 years to sew all the cloth and read all the books.