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Motley Fool UK: 10 best websites for free stuff

2. Freecycle

As the name suggests, everything on Freecycle is free. You just have to pick it up. You may be lucky and get something that would be expensive to buy, like a lawnmower, in perfect working order. Once you have joined Freecycle, you can also post ‘Wanted’ requests.

The Guardian: Lockdown spirit lives on as neighbour groups become swap shops

It’s a picture mirrored across the country: community connections made in the peak of the pandemic helping to create unofficial swap shops. This sharing culture has exploded since the onset of coronavirus, according to a pre-WhatsApp website dedicated to giving away items for free. Postings on the Freecycle Network, a non-profit platform started in 2003, increased by 50% in June 2020 , its executive director Deron Beal has revealed.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/aug/25/lockdown-spirit-lives-on-as-neighbour-groups-become-swap-shops

The Guardian: Lockdown spirit lives on as neighbour groups become swap shops

It’s a picture mirrored across the country: community connections made in the peak of the pandemic helping to create unofficial swap shops. This sharing culture has exploded since the onset of coronavirus, according to a pre-WhatsApp website dedicated to giving away items for free. Postings on the Freecycle Network, a non-profit platform started in 2003, increased by 50% in June 2020 , its executive director Deron Beal has revealed.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/aug/25/lockdown-spirit-lives-on-as-neighbour-groups-become-swap-shops

In Your Area: Doddinghurst singer helps 187 people after breaking leg collecting for food bank

Dean set out to try and make a difference to people’s lives by appealing on social media for mobility aids and advertising them, for free, on Freecycle and other online groups.

Dean said: “The response was amazing. We have had nearly 200 individual people help so far in just three months.

https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/doddinghurst-singer-helps-187-people-with-mobility-aids-after-breaking-leg-collecting-for-food-bank/

The Sun: How to save the planet with your shopping from bagging freebies to the ’30-wear’ rule

BAG FREEBIES

THE Freecycle Network you can find at freecycle.org allows people to list things they no longer need — so others in their area can have them for free. You can pick up a chest of drawers, sofa or even a TV for nothing.

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/3470673/save-the-planet-shopping/

BBC News: Sharing apps are booming but will the kindness continue?

Other apps, such as Freecycle.org and Nextdoor, have also registered a surge in altruistic behaviour during the pandemic.

“We went from maybe 60,000 posts a day to 120,000 posts a day overnight… it was amazing,” says Deron Beal, founder of Freecycle.org, a website that allows people to offer unwanted possessions to others for free online.

The site was flooded with so much activity that Mr Beal’s team had to activate additional servers to cope with demand, he adds.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57981598

Metro: How to save cash if you’re overspending as restrictions lift

‘You might be surprised what unique, low-cost treasures you find. You’re also helping a charity too, which is always nice.’

Don’t forget about freecycle groups and Facebook Marketplace for other bits and bobs too.

Which.co.uk: Six ways to shop more ethically – from Black Pound Day to new sustainable brands

One way to cut down on this huge problem is to buy second-hand or pre-owned items. And there’s a growing list of ways to do it: many high street charity shops have also gone online, in addition to online marketplaces and local listing sites such as Freecycle.

https://www.which.co.uk/news/2021/06/six-ways-to-shop-more-ethically-from-black-pound-day-to-new-sustainable-brands/

BM Magazine: Who says you need money to start a business?

Source any equipment you need for free through Freecycle, a community website on which people can recycle unwanted items, or the freebie section of listings sites such as Gumtree and Craigslist. Right now, for example, someone is offering a free office table in London and free catering equipment in Edgbaston

https://bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/who-says-you-need-money-to-start-a-business/

The Sun: SUN SAVERS :Save the planet and cash by trying these ways to get kids’ stuff for free, or next to nothing…

SUN SAVERS :Save the planet and cash by trying these ways to get kids’ stuff for free, or next to nothing…

FREECYCLE: Not purely for kids’ stuff, but worth knowing about all the same. Freecycle is a worldwide community of people who give stuff away to each other for nothing at all. You can find a group local to you and search for whatever you need next. Start looking at freecycle.org.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/15301218/save-planet-and-cash-get-kids-stuff-for-free/