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Corkbeo.ie: From Toys to TVs, here’s how to get stuff from freebie sites

Freecycle Cork –

The dedicated freecycle.org website has entire sections for communities across Cork city and West Cork to both post ‘offers’ and ‘wanted’ to give or receive what they need.

The Non-profit Freecycle Network spans across the globe with a community of over 9 million members, all giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and keeping good stuff out of landfills.

Right now, there are listings in Cork for everything from couches, bedside lockers, rocking chairs, sofa beds, full dining sets and secondary school textbooks – all free to a good home.

https://www.corkbeo.ie/news/local-news/toys-tvs-heres-stuff-free-25014170

MoneySavingExpert: How to Get Free (or cheap) Food

Nab free food from Pret, Costa, local bakeries & more (plus eat neighbours’ leftovers for free… if you dare)

Whether it’s burgers, beer or blackberries, a free food and drink-sharing app offers you quality grub for free. The idea is that instead of binning surplus food, people sign up to Olio and offer it to their local community – think Freecycle for food.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/how-to-get-free-or-cheap-food/

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19. Freecycle

Freecycle is another “give away” platform that is not just restricted to books but a variety of items are given away at no charge.

The idea behind Freecycle is to recycle as much as possible and use different items over and over again that people have need of.

Huff Post UK: 10 Genuinely Helpful Tips That’ll Save You Money On School Uniform

Ask the school about second-hand uniform

Parents can check if their child’s school or Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has a second-hand selling group, where you may be able to pick up pre-loved items. While this might not be available at every school, you could try organising your own second-hand sale with the school or check social media sites and apps such as Facebook Marketplace or Freecycle.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/school-uniform-discounts-to-save-money_uk_62ff6c02e4b0c8c57f5b217a

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7. Freecycle or Buy Nothing Project

Just trying to score some freebies, eh? Alternately, do away with all the freebies. Then maybe you should check out Freecycle or the Buy Nothing Project. Freecycle networks are non-profit, community-driven, and driven entirely by volunteers, allowing people to give and receive goods in their local areas.

Money Talk News: 5 Ways to Fill Your Pantry With Free Food

Freecycle & Craigslist:

These two have been around for decades, and both have a feast-or-famine reputation: You’re either lucky enough to live where there’s a great group offering great things, or you live in a place where people try to unload some pretty awful stuff. (Fun fact: A guy in Fairbanks, Alaska, advertised free dog poop — “You shovel, you haul.”)

Back in my starving-midlife-student years, I scored some free grub from Freecycle and Craigslist. You might luck out, too.

https://www.moneytalksnews.com/slideshows/5-ways-to-fill-your-pantry-with-free-food/

Money Talk News: How to Get Rid of 5 Hard-to-Sell Things

FreecycleWhen stuff doesn’t sell or isn’t handy to donate, Freecycle is your friend. Post your item on the site — I always add the disclaimer that I won’t deliver it — and you’ll often find someone will gratefully adopt your item.

https://www.moneytalksnews.com/dozen-great-ways-get-rid-hard-get-rid-stuff/

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4.Use FreeCycle – a website where people give away stuff for free: www.freecycle.org    

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4. Freecycle it

That bike you no longer ride or trunk full of baby clothes would be welcomed by folks who can’t afford such things. See if there’s a local chapter of The Freecycle Network, or put unwanted items up for grabs on the “free” section of Craigslist.

For safety’s sake, leave the stuff on the porch or in your driveway for someone to pick up. Or, offer to meet the new owners in a public place for a drop-off.

https://www.moneytalksnews.com/you-dont-need-rich-lend-helping-hand-42-free-cheap-ways-give/

Sustainable Jungle: How & Where to Recycle Old Clothes: 17 Brands Recycling Your Textiles

About Freecycle for Recycling Old Clothes

Next time you search for “recycled old clothes near me,” check out Freecycle instead.

With grassroots groups scattered all around the world, Freecycle makes it easy to turn trash into treasure—either for straight reuse or to be upcycled into something totally new and unique. 

It’s free to post anything and local members will get notified of your listing. Sharing a picture helps, too. 

https://www.sustainablejungle.com/sustainable-fashion/recycle-old-clothes/