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Wharfedale Observer: Small Change

We nearly all have an example of an ‘impulse buy’ which we have never actually worn. So, it’s brand new and someone else will want it and wear it. Take it to a charity shop, offer it on Freecycle or sell it on Ebay and recoup some of what you spent. One person’s ‘spur of the moment buy’ is another person’s ‘marvelous find’.

https://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/20113515.small-change/

This Is Tucson: Fix your broken items for free with the help of Tucson’s first and only ‘repair cafe’

Those broken or rundown items collecting dust in your garage are getting a second chance at life with the help of Tucson’s first and only repair cafe.

Tucson Repair Cafe, a local organization working toward 501(c)(3) status, is committed to repairing non-functional items and educating owners on how to continue fixing them in case of needed maintenance in the future.  

The goal of the cafe is to help break out of the current “throwaway culture” and take a step toward zero-waste living.

https://thisistucson.com/todo/tucson-repair-cafe/article_bfbed72c-b53e-11ec-ae7e-eb74702ab7c4.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

The Sun: Six tricks to save money by sharing with neighbours – from car pooling to garden tools

WHAT A GIVEAWAY: Neighbourhood WhatsApp groups are great for giving away items, such as kids’ clothes, toys, old furniture and books.

Also explore apps like Nextdoor and Freecycle which have items being given away locally.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/18370697/tips-save-money-neighbours-community/

Los Alamos Reporter: Zero Waste Los Alamos: Your Complete Guide To Getting Stuff In Los Alamos

Zero Waste Tip: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Get FREE STUFF through Facebook groups like Buy Nothing Los Alamos, NM and Freecycle. I have seen everything from half-used bottles of detergent and moving boxes to furniture and drill presses given away on these sites. And beer! Plus, you get to meet your community and help them clear clutter from their lives!

HarperJames.co.uk: Meet the client: Deron Beal, Founder of The Freecycle Network

Our popular Meet the client series reveals the inside story on the organisations we support with legal services. This time, we caught up with Deron Beal, Founder and Executive Director of The Freecycle Network. He shares his inspirational story of building the largest nonprofit international gifting community and keeping over a thousand tons out of landfills and incinerators each day.

https://harperjames.co.uk/news/meet-the-client-deron-beal-the-freecycle-network/

The Honeycombers.com: Swap things up: Where to give away clothes and more in exchange for free goods in Singapore

2. Freecycle SG

When it comes to reusing and recycling, Freecycle is a global non-profit movement that aims to redistribute unwanted stuff among communities. Singapore has its own chapter: it functions as a platform (mostly on Facebook) to offer items you don’t use anymore. In turn, you’ll provide someone with what they need. But, keep in mind it’s not about taking items for the sake of getting free stuff. Focus on being a responsible member by taking only things you’ll use.

https://www.freecycle.org/town/Singapore

MSN: Money Talks News: 6 Easy Ways to Buy, Sell, Get and Give Stuff Away Online

Freecycle.org is a great resource started by people interested in keeping stuff out of landfills. There are more than 5,000 groups (usually community-based) around the world. Chances are there are one or more groups near you.

I belong to the one for my town as well as two nearby communities. This gives me more opportunities to get things for free and give stuff away. As a mom of two young kids, it’s been an invaluable way to get rid of outgrown toys.

Before you jump into the world of Freecycle, though, brush up on these rules of Freecycle etiquette.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/6-easy-ways-to-buy-sell-get-and-give-stuff-away-online/ss-AAU0McR#image=2

BBC.co.uk: The people fighting price rises by trying to buy nothing

At Freecycle, a similar site where participants typically offer up some 20,000 items each day, the number of posts each day has increased by about 15% in recent months, driven by the financial concerns, founder, Deron Beal says.

“People, understandably, they’re buying petrol or going to the store and seeing high prices…seek to pinch their pennies a little bit and Freecycle… is a good alternative,” he says.

Even families with higher incomes, who might ordinarily be insulated from the pressures, are reconsidering their ordinary spending, says Tania Brown, a financial planner based in Georgia, with more than 20 years’ experience.

“There is an across-the-board sense of worry about inflation: ‘How long is this going to last, how this is going to impact their daily life’,” she says. “I am definitely hearing differences and changes.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60237929

Komo News: Repurposing old clothes: What’s best — Sell, toss, donate or recycle?

You can also share your stuff with people in your local community – use the Freecycle Network or BuyNothing Facebook groups where members give and get free items.

https://komonews.com/news/consumer/repurposing-old-clothes-whats-best-toss-donate-or-recycle

MSN Money: 6 Easy Ways to Buy, Sell, Get and Give Stuff Away Online

1. Freecycle.org

Freecycle.org is a great resource started by people interested in keeping stuff out of landfills. There are more than 5,000 groups (usually community-based) around the world. Chances are there are one or more groups near you.

I belong to the one for my town as well as two nearby communities. This gives me more opportunities to get things for free and give stuff away. As a mom of two young kids, it’s been an invaluable way to get rid of outgrown toys.

Before you jump into the world of Freecycle, though, brush up on these rules of Freecycle etiquette.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/6-easy-ways-to-buy-sell-get-and-give-stuff-away-online/ss-AASW0x1#image=2