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Hindustan Times: The BEST Websites to Help You Save Money in the UK This Winter

1. Freecycle

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.

Yahoo : The Right Way to Get Rid of Your Old Couch

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 FreecycleCraigslist, 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.

Greenfield Recorder: My Turn: Reflections on a life of ‘things’

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.

Hamilton Spectator: Nov. 30: Dealing with our stuff, disappointed in Walkom, rights for killers and other letters

Dealing with excess ‘stuff’

Jean Mayo asked, “Do we really need to keep on accumulating?” can provide a practical and soul-satisfying alternative for stuff you don’t need any more, rather than tossing it out — and stuff you could have for free, instead of buying it. Hamilton’s active group currently has posts offering track lights, Christmas lights, a vacuum cleaner, Christmas decorations, and a craft table, to give you some examples. Everything is offered for free. There are groups all over the world, exchanging usable goods and extending their useful life. The site is free to join and participate. You might be surprised by what’s on offer and what you might be able to contribute.

Money Talk News: 10 Smart Habits of Frugal People

When a frugal person needs something, they don’t just rush out and buy it. Instead, they’ll apply what I call “the frugal filter”:

  • Do I absolutely need it, or do I just want it?
  • Do I already have something that would work just as well?
  • If I really need it, could I borrow or rent it, or maybe even find it for free on a group such as Freecycle or a Buy Nothing Facebook group?
  • If I have to pay, what are the top options for getting the best price?

Daily Courier: Do Just One Thing

The e-commerce site eBay was started with the simple idea that one person’s trash is another’s treasure. It’s also a great way to make money and avoid sending things you don’t want to the landfill. But when it comes to heavy items like furniture, eBay is not a great option, since heavy items are expensive and difficult to ship. Instead, look at local used-item sites like Craigslist, FreeCycle (where every transaction is totally free) and even growing companies like Kaiyo, which picks up your furniture and sells it for you.

Shrewsbury, What to do with your mattress or textile

You can give mattresses away via a local gifting group, like Buy Nothing or Freecycle.

Fox 9: A green Halloween: How to make your spooky holiday more eco-friendly

One way to help reduce waste is to skip buying a new costume wrapped in plastic and make your own, or find a used one instead. Take sheets, old and unwanted clothing, and check out websites like or for free costumes. You can also check your local free/buy nothing groups on Facebook and other social media sites.

Thaiger: Don’t just sit there – Bangkok gets tough on sofa dumpers

Both cities have claimed to be doing all they can in recycling and reusing. In London, helps match people with items to throw away and those with space to fill.

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Use Freecycle to nab free sofas, coffee makers & more (plus find your old stuff a new home)

Giveaway sites such as Freecycle and Freegle can be a great way to recycle unwanted items, as well as save some cash, with listings covering everything from Etch A Sketches to espresso makers, and designer sofas to dungarees.