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The New Daily: The rise of the bartering economy, and how you can get swapping

    Other apps to familiarise yourself with include, freecycle a non-profit movement of people who give (and receive) stuff for free in their own neighbourhoods. Also check out homeexchange.com, trustedhousesitters.com and couchsurfing, all offering ways to travel without paying a cent.

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    Albany Times Union:Save cash, and stress, when planning the family road trip

      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 on gear, either, says Waechter. Check out ebay, Freecycle or Craigslist for gently used equipment.

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      Tucson.com: Conservation and consumption meld at Tucson’s ‘free’ store

        The idea for a store where everything is donated and everything is free started with a phone call from Tucson businessman Aaron Polley to his friend Deborah “Debbie” Mitchell.

        Mitchell loved the idea from the beginning and signed on immediately.

        She called Deron Beal, the brains behind Freecycle.org, a place where people can connect online to offer items they no longer want for free, thus keeping them out of landfills.

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        mySanAntonio.com: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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          SFGATE: City Seeks To Curb Illegal Dumping As Uc Semester Ends

            The city advises planning ahead. “Don’t wait until the last minute and then throw everything in the garbage or our streets,” it said in the advisory.

            Items can also be taken directly to the city Transfer Station at 1201 Second St.

            Recycle acceptable items and use sites such as Craigslist, Freecycle or Nextdoor to find takers for items that can legitimately be re-used.

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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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