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EPN: Where can I get a free laptop?

Freecycle

Freecycle is an online platform where individuals can give away items they no longer need. By joining your local Freecycle community, you can find people giving away laptops for free. Keep an eye on the listings and promptly respond if you find an offer that matches your needs.

Money Pantry: 20 Surprising Places to Get Free Gardening Supplies

6. Browse Freecycle

When it comes to free stuff there’s a site that I often recommend – and that’s Freecycle.

This handy site lets you get stuff for free and give away stuff that you no longer want. This saves waste and money too.

Have a browse on there to see if you can find anyone giving away free gardening supplies. You could find things like planters, compost, and gardening tools on there for free.

https://moneypantry.com/free-gardening-supplies/

The New Yorker: A Guide To Getting Rid Of Everything

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/02/28/a-guide-to-getting-rid-of-almost-everything-decluttering

(Please note that the article sits behind a paywall)

https://newswire.freecycle.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/A-Guide-to-Getting-Rid-of-Almost-Everything-_-The-New-Yorker.pdf

Yahoo Movie News: 10 Genuinely Helpful Tips That’ll Save You Money On School 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://uk.movies.yahoo.com/movies/10-genuinely-helpful-tips-thatll-230103975.html

Money Pantry: 7 Easy Ways to Get Free Envelopes!

7. Freecycle

Freecycle is a website where people can give away stuff and get stuff for free. So, have a look on there as you may be able to find people offering free envelopes on there.

House Digest: Repurpose Grandma’s Curio For Extra Bathroom Storage With This Easy DIY – House Digest

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Repurpose Grandma’s Curio For Extra Bathroom Storage With This Easy DIY
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Whether you’ve recently inherited an old curio cabinet or have owned one for a while, you might notice that they’re not the most modern or stylish piece of décor. Before you consider getting rid of it, think of all the ways you could liven up the piece with a DIY refresh. With just some sandpaper and some chalk paint, you can create a lovely vintage look for a beautiful shabby chic upgrade to your bathroom storage options, according to a simple TikTok how-to.

If you don’t have a curio but would like to try the DIY upgrade anyway, the TikTok video recommends searching Facebook Marketplace, where they’re often listed for sale. Other options are apps like NextDoor and OfferUp, which allow people to sell personal items in their local area. For older Internet users, Craigslist and Freecycle still exist, but always be wary about posting personal information, meeting people at their homes, or allowing people to come to yours. And don’t underestimate the thrill of finding an unexpected gem in a thrift store like the Salvation Army, Volunteers of America, or small organization shops in your town.

https://www.housedigest.com/1516545/repurpose-curio-cabinet-diy-bathroom-storage/

Ventura County Star: Eco-tip: For a book’s final chapter, recycling options vary

Books free of mold, mildew or water stains may be donated to thrift stores; sold on sites such as eBay, Craigslist, or OfferUp; given away to a Friends of the Library organization or through sites such as Freecycle or bookmooch.com; or brought to a bookstore, such as Abednego Books, in Ventura, which accepts used books and, in exchange, offers partial store credit toward book purchases. Through the Little Free Libraries nonprofit organization, some people set up book-swap enclosures in front of their homes.

https://eu.vcstar.com/story/news/local/2024/02/17/eco-tip-for-a-books-final-chapter-recycling-options-vary/72631979007/

Brides: Brides Can Borrow Vintage Wedding Dresses for Free at This New Jersey Library

Puccio has collected these two dozen gowns from second-hand stores or Freecycle, a nonprofit organization that recycles goods to new owners for free. If anyone in the local area is interested in wearing one of Puccio’s dresses, they don’t even need to have (or get) a library card, since the director personally owns these pieces. “It’s not like I’m slapping a barcode on it and checking it out,” Puccio noted to the outlet. “If somebody comes in and wants a wedding gown, they just have to tell me: yes, they want it, and what they want it for.” Puccio is also letting brides-to-be alter any of her vintage frocks to better suit their style and body type. 

https://www.brides.com/library-director-loans-free-wedding-dresses-8576678

Wealth Of Geeks: 7 Easy Ways To Get Free Baby Clothes Samples for Your Child

Freecycle Network

The Freecycle Network is a tremendous community-driven platform where people give away items they no longer need, including baby clothes and accessories. It’s a grassroots movement of people giving (and getting) stuff for free in their hometowns.

How to Find Baby Items: Sign up on the Freecycle website and search for baby-related giveaways in your local area. You can often find listings for baby clothes, toys, and sometimes larger items like cribs or strollers.

https://wealthofgeeks.com/free-baby-clothes-samples/

Irish Country Magazine: How to dispose of your Christmas tree and recycle other decorations

Unwanted toys and gifts

Barnardos is running a toy drive right now so you can donate any toys your children are no longer using to them. You can also join your local Freecycle group on Facebook where you can offer unwanted items to people in your area. If they are in excellent condition, you can also sell them on Done Deal or Buy and Sell.