Are you looking for a Japanese dish set, black with red chop sticks? Perhaps not.
How about a queen-size bed?
How about upping the stakes to two twin mattresses plus a queen mattress and then throw in a box spring? Or maybe you could use a tube to put blueprints in, at least four feet long? Or a 74-inch custom-made vertical blind, part beige and part black? And while you’re at it, you might want to grab a crystal bowl with plastic cups and one spoon.
You probably won’t want those two 1950s tables, both missing legs. One is white and silver Formica, the other is faux bois. Apparently both tables seat four to six people, with or without the leaves, which the owner can give you, and your guests will be very happy as long as they don’t mind eating at odd angles where the legs are missing.
It’s all yours, free. All you have to do is pick the stuff up. You can check out the list of available giveaways at www.freecycle.org. It’s like an online garage sale with no money changing hands. Join the Montreal group. When signed up, a reader writes, a daily email comes with all the new wanted and unwanted items listed.