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WFMZ Allentown:Money Matters: When to buy new

    And what about sporting gear? It’s hard to imagine how weights can go bad. And it’s easy to imagine how many people are trying to get out from under them on sites like Craigslist or Freecycle.

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    Stuff.co.nz: Why you don’t need to buy new stuff for your home

      It pays to hunt on Neighbourly, Freecycle and Facebook Marketplace to find free furniture that people no longer want. My entire lounge at my previous flat was furnished with four floral couches, which cost just $35.

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      NerdWallet: How Being Neighborly Can Save You Money

        The Freecycle Network: This forum emphasizes keeping items out of landfills, so members give away unwanted items, rather than pitch them. Search Freecycle.org to find a group near you.

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        Bustle:Eco-Friendly Furniture Isn’t Hard To Get, But These Are 5 Key Things To Keep In Mind

          Hit up junk sales, backyard sales, secondhand furniture stores and fairs, and places like Freecycle to see what’s available in your area. Though, one piece of advice that holds for new and secondhand furniture alike: It’s not a good idea to agree to buy a piece of furniture before you’ve seen it. Always book a viewing to try it out before any money changes hands.

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          GreenBiz: How cleaning your closets can change your company’s culture

            For the past few weeks, I’ve been transitioning our children’s playroom to a room for teens. Our family challenge was to try and do it without buying anything new and coming out economically even, spending no more than we were able to generate by selling things in it. The result is that I’ve been a very active user of some tools of the circular economy: namely Freecycle.org, Goodwill, Craigslist and for the first time, Facebook Marketplace.

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            New York Times: How to Sell, Donate or Recycle Your Stuff

              If you’re like a lot of the people watching the new Netflix show, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” you have already looked around your home for things you want to get rid of. If you’ve already done the hard work of sorting through your belongings and culling what you do not need, great work!

              Almost anything and everything

              Craigslist

              Freecycle.org

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              News.com.au: Free living is a modern way to save as Aussies ditch consumerism

                As family budgets bite, used goods platforms such as Facebook Buy Swap and Sell groups, Facebook Pay it Forward pages, Gumtree and Freecycle are becoming increasingly popular.

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                Tucson.com: New year, new you: How to recycle, swap and shred your stuff in Tucson

                  FREECYCLE SWAP
                  Another option to recycle and reuse is the Freecycle Post-Holiday Swap and Shred from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave.

                  Now in its 10th year, the annual event offers the opportunity to trade unwanted items in good condition — clothing, toys and games, kitchen and household items, books, holiday items, small electronics and much more.

                  “The swap is a big community recycling celebration. It is a goodwill event,” said Elizabeth Salper, library associate at Woods and the event coordinator.

                  Salper said that the event is a collaborative effort not only between the library and the community, but also between the offices of Ward Three Councilman Paul Durham and Pima County Constable Bennett Bernal, who provide document shredding in the parking lot. Shredding is free for one standard-sized box of documents and is limited to three boxes; if shredding exceeds one box, a small donation is requested to benefit Lend A Hand Senior Assistance, a nonprofit that provides services to help the elderly remain independent in their homes.

                  Items left over after the swap are donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson.

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                  The Providence Journal: Trash Tutorial: Options for your played-out discs and tapes

                    A:If you have CDs, DVDs or VHS tapes that hold professionally recorded music or movies, and these are still in good, playable condition, then you have some online, satellite and brick-and-mortar options for finding their next home. There are websites and apps like Craigslist, FreeCycle, 5 Miles, Letgo and OfferUp that allow you to sell or give away used items for free. Book donation bins stationed around your community or at your local transfer station or recycling center also accept donatable CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes. Finally, you can just take them directly to a Goodwill, Savers, Salvation Army or other local thrift stores. Find a list at www.rirrc.org/reuse.

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                    BLOG: Living Frugal And Happy

                      1) Don’t buy what you can get for free
                      There are many ways to get free things. Your friends and family can give things they don’t need anymore to you, like furniture and clothes. In an increasingly environmental-conscious world websites pop up where people offer things they don’t need anymore, which you can pick up for free, for example freecycle.org. Besides these two great options you can find lots of free stuff through dumpster diving, where you pick up stuff people don’t want anymore. Try it, and you will be surprised what kind of stuff people throw away.

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