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The Sun: SUN SAVERS From Freecycle to eBay, cut the cost of refurbishing your home with these top tips — plus how you can win £15k

    Freecycle. Furnish for free by joining your local Freecycle, a non-profit movement of people giving and getting items for nothing. You can find all sorts, from beds and microwaves to wardrobes and fake grass.

    Users are not limited to goodies in one area. You can sign up to the posh part of town and discover what household treasures the other half wants to get rid of!

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    Arizona Daily Star: Simplify your recycling

      If you have something you can’t recycle, but it’s still good, why not consider Freecycle? Start at freecycle.org to find out more. Your trash may very well be someone else’s treasure.

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      Thurston Talk: Thrifty Thurston Scores Free Stuff

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        The Freecycle Network is a grassroots nonprofit that allows users to post items they intend to give away and browse items offered by others in their local community. Based on a desire to keep good stuff out of landfills, strengthen communities, and instill a spirit of generosity, The Freecycle Network has been serving communities across the globe since 2003, and estimates that they keep over a thousand tons of usable items out of landfills each day. While browsing The Freecycle Network for items in Olympia, I found a pair of zebra finches, a rhododendron bush, baseball cards, a box spring, and a small trampoline being given away for free.

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        Freecycle mentioned in book: When Action Follows Heart: 365 Ways to Share Kindness by Susan Spencer

          Marketwatch.com: Retirement isn’t a permanent vacation: Don’t spend your free time spending

            “I love the Nextdoor app and Freecycle,” Bursack said. “People use these sites for giving away stuff or swapping things like an old computer. They’re reasonably safe because you’re dealing with neighbors.”

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            Your Money: Top money saving tips for students from students

              “The amount of money my friends wasted on transport when they needed to get to a lecture was crazy in my eyes. Look on Freecycle to get a bike for free. That’s where I found mine – it just needed new brake pads.”

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              Bristol Herald Tribune:

                Free Malaysia Today:18 things you can receive or donate in ‘Freecycle Malaysia’

                  The Freecycle Network (TFN) is a non-profit organisation registered in Arizona, US and as a charity in the United Kingdom. TFN coordinates a worldwide network of “gifting” groups to divert reusable goods from landfills.

                  Freecycling is a combination of two words – free and recycling. The whole idea is to offer items in good condition to other people, for free.

                  Indirectly, you get to save money and encourage community interaction, too. It’s a great concept.

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                  WTNH.com: Freebie Friday: Saving money on school supplies

                    Now if you’re logging on to shop – check out freecycle.org. This is a great resource when you’re looking to get rid of stuff – or find something at a discount. Check to see what’s available in your area. Teachers are also putting wish lists up there is you want to help them.

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                    The Guardian: Forget profit. It’s love and fun that drive innovations like Parkrun

                      If you want to get rid of your old table or cot, you might advertise it on your local Freecycle board. The world’s largest nonprofit recycling network, Freecycle has 5,000 gifting groups with 9.4 million members in 110 countries, including the Palestinian Authority. The global HQ for this vast operation is in Tucscon, Arizona, and has a grand total of two employees, including the chief executive. (They share the office with two other nonprofits, and if you ring, the CEO has to go outside so as not to disturb anyone.) They rely on 2,000 or so moderators, who run their boards for their communities for free.

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