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Gulfnews: UAE residents on minimalism: I feel free with the simple life

“I consider myself a minimalist, I am already seeing that I am so conscious while buying any item. Also, every purchase is respected – which means, I totally value what I buy and use it to the best. I also see that I do not throw away usable things any more, but I would rather ‘freecycle’ them. I have started a group called Freecycle Sharjah, which is a market place except that it is all for free.”

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Caravan Times: Freecycle On Your Holiday

The site is inviting guest to do more than just chuck their unwanted holiday accessories. They want anything unwanted that can be used again to be left at designated areas around their site. This way they can be reused by other guests instead of taking up at dump sites and landfills across the country.

The freecycling scheme was introduced in the 2017 summer season and there has been a great following for the idea. The things that have been left behind are all you need for a great day at the beach. Buckets and spades, beach balls, rubber rings and many other items have been left for the enjoyment any and everyone at the park.

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East End Beacon: Divide (And Conquer) Weak Plants

What happens if you don’t have room for all your new plants or nobody wants what you’re willing to share? Join the Freecycle Network (freecycle.org), a website where you can get or give away items — including plants. In no time at all, you’ll find new homes for all your plant babies.

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Summit Daily News: Walking Our Faith: What is Grace?

Last month, as I prepared for my move, I had to get rid of a lot of furniture. I posted everything on Facebook, and then a friend suggested I also try Freecycle, a site where, as its name suggests, everything is free. So I posted everything. And then I was intrigued by the other side of Freecycle, where people asked for something they hope to receive.

This intrigued me. Although I knew it was the logical other side of the transaction, it also felt like wish making. On a lark, I posted that I would love a pair of used snowshoes, nothing fancy, just to walk with my two Newfoundland dogs through the woods this winter. I didn’t expect a reply, and I went on with my life.

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Albany Times Union: Road Trip on a Budget

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 of gear, either, Waechter said. Check out ebay, Freecycle or Craigslist for gently used equipment.

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Newbury Port News: Beyond The Bin: In textile recycling, what’s your waste size?

Even if a garment is no longer wearable because it’s stained, ripped or has a broken zipper or stretched-out elastic, it can often find a second life in the hands of a local artisan. Fabrics in interesting prints, or rich or unusual textures (like silk, corduroy, velvet, lace) are always in demand. List your offerings on NextDoor, Freecycle or Facebook’s Newburyport Curb Alert and make a crafter happy.

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The Sun: SMART SPENDING Here’s how you save money on re-decorating your home

Find it on Freecycle

If you’re after a new furniture head to Freecycle or Gumtree and sift through all of the adverts. Furniture is often free, or super cheap, to those willing to collect it. You never know, someone might be trying to get rid of the sofa of your dreams.

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Ipswich Star: Learn how to live more sustainably from the experts

They use waste wood and insulation offcuts from a nearby industrial estate, have vegetable beds made from “scrounged” materials and got a greenhouse through Freecycle, an online site where people give away unwanted goods to keep them out of landfill.

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Reader’s Digest: Here’s How You Can Score Some Moving Boxes—and Not Pay a Cent

Freecycle: Like Craigslist, Freecycle is a website that can hook you up with free stuff that people in your community would otherwise be throwing away. It’s a matter of signing up for your local group and posting that you’re looking for boxes.

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Minneapolis Star Tribune : Liz Weston: Squeamish about buying used items? Get over it

Angela Barton, a writer and editor in Los Angeles, likes cutting her carbon footprint as well as traveling more using the money she saves. Julia Park Tracey, an author and journalist in Forestville, California, refurbished her home using materials that otherwise might have been discarded. She bought new energy-efficient appliances but gathered most supplies from The Freecycle Network, Craigslist and the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity ReStores, which sell donated paint, flooring, appliances, furniture and building materials.

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