Until you discover Freecycle. What a greatbrilliant initiative. I know some people have reason to want to realise some cash for their unwanted goods, but many of us just want to get rid of them and find the process less painful because they are going where they are really wanted.
: If you want to make this kid mosaic project with a group of children, old-style CD cases are just the kind of thing that you could ask for on Freecycle or Facebook; loads of people have junk like that kicking around their houses because they don’t want to trash it. They’d LOVE to pass the responsibility on to you.
One devoted Freecycle user is on the hunt for a very specific person, as they search for a new home for a pair of slippers.
The ad, posted on ChelmsfordFreecycleUK, includes the headline: Wanted, Elderly Gentleman with Size 9 Feet, and is offering a pair of navy blue slippers to the first willing taker.
The full offer reads: “An odd request but I have a brand new pair of size 9 Marks & Spencer velcro fastening navy blue slippers and I would like to give them to someone locally who could really use them.
“I offered them to a local old people’s home but they weren’t interested so I would like to find someone who would use and appreciate them and maybe is a bit tight on funds.
“Genuine replies only please no traders etc.”
Here’s where people give the most away
Congratulations if you live in Southwark, Basingstoke or Newbury – you’re surrounded with some really generous people! According to our data, these are the top three areas when it comes to giving, with almost all Freecycle listings being offers of free stuff.
In London’s Southwark, nearly nine out of every 10 items mentioned were being given away. Milton Keynes saw around two-thirds of items on the listings website offered free to a good home.
Hungry? You need to get on Hackney Freecycle quick-sharp and respond to yesterday’s incredible advert where some kind folks in E5 announced they are giving away 200 bananas after their ‘banana crazy housemate’ went on holiday.
We’ve got so many questions about this: does this person really get through 200 bananas a week ? Do they buy them wholesale? How do they eat them all? Have they ever had potassium poisoning? Where do they store them? Do they have to be Fairtrade? What are they doing in Hungary?!
We don’t have the answers but we might pick up some to make a banana bread loaf, or 12.
“We’ve been given seeds, tools and compost by our local SCATS store and members of the public have donated tools and equipment through Freecycle.
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to headboards: Old doors, windows and other unexpected items can all make fantastic backdrops for your bed. Take a look at these inventive headboards to get ideas for your own bedroom.