Female First UK: How To Create More Space Around The Home This Christmas

Have a clear out
We are all guilty of hoarding items that we no longer use and these can take up a lot of space in the home. Be honest with yourself and try to get rid of the items that you know you will never use again. You can give items you no longer need to charity or list them on websites such as Gumtree, eBay or websites such as Freecycle, where you can give away the item for free to those in need.

If you’re struggling to let go, the 12-12-12 challenge is a great way to motivate yourself – simply pick 12 items to throw away, 12 to donate and a further 12 to be returned to their home.

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WTOL.com: Money Talks News: How to save on furniture

Another idea; consignment stores. Shoppers can actually look at the merchandise and save 50 percent. Maybe even more because sometimes if a shopper can haggle the price down. Some of the older furniture is built better than the furniture that is in stores today.

And then there’s Craig’s list, freecycle and yard sales, estate sales and auctions. There are websites and apps that can help shoppers find em.

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Gulfnews: UAE residents on minimalism: I feel free with the simple life

“I consider myself a minimalist, I am already seeing that I am so conscious while buying any item. Also, every purchase is respected – which means, I totally value what I buy and use it to the best. I also see that I do not throw away usable things any more, but I would rather ‘freecycle’ them. I have started a group called Freecycle Sharjah, which is a market place except that it is all for free.”

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Caravan Times: Freecycle On Your Holiday

The site is inviting guest to do more than just chuck their unwanted holiday accessories. They want anything unwanted that can be used again to be left at designated areas around their site. This way they can be reused by other guests instead of taking up at dump sites and landfills across the country.

The freecycling scheme was introduced in the 2017 summer season and there has been a great following for the idea. The things that have been left behind are all you need for a great day at the beach. Buckets and spades, beach balls, rubber rings and many other items have been left for the enjoyment any and everyone at the park.

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East End Beacon: Divide (And Conquer) Weak Plants

What happens if you don’t have room for all your new plants or nobody wants what you’re willing to share? Join the Freecycle Network (freecycle.org), a website where you can get or give away items — including plants. In no time at all, you’ll find new homes for all your plant babies.

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Summit Daily News: Walking Our Faith: What is Grace?

Last month, as I prepared for my move, I had to get rid of a lot of furniture. I posted everything on Facebook, and then a friend suggested I also try Freecycle, a site where, as its name suggests, everything is free. So I posted everything. And then I was intrigued by the other side of Freecycle, where people asked for something they hope to receive.

This intrigued me. Although I knew it was the logical other side of the transaction, it also felt like wish making. On a lark, I posted that I would love a pair of used snowshoes, nothing fancy, just to walk with my two Newfoundland dogs through the woods this winter. I didn’t expect a reply, and I went on with my life.

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Albany Times Union: Road Trip on a Budget

Consider camping: Tent camping — not “camping” in a luxury class A motorcoach — can save you a ton of money on lodging. You don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of gear, either, Waechter said. Check out ebay, Freecycle or Craigslist for gently used equipment.

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Newbury Port News: Beyond The Bin: In textile recycling, what’s your waste size?

Even if a garment is no longer wearable because it’s stained, ripped or has a broken zipper or stretched-out elastic, it can often find a second life in the hands of a local artisan. Fabrics in interesting prints, or rich or unusual textures (like silk, corduroy, velvet, lace) are always in demand. List your offerings on NextDoor, Freecycle or Facebook’s Newburyport Curb Alert and make a crafter happy.

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The Sun: SMART SPENDING Here’s how you save money on re-decorating your home

Find it on Freecycle

If you’re after a new furniture head to Freecycle or Gumtree and sift through all of the adverts. Furniture is often free, or super cheap, to those willing to collect it. You never know, someone might be trying to get rid of the sofa of your dreams.

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