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Northwest Herald: Guidry: Reduce e-waste by selling, donating, recycling old electronics

Many computer manufacturers and stores provide trade-in programs. Some, such as Apple, even might offer gift cards depending on the value of the device. You also can sell your electronics via sites such as Craigslist, eBay or Facebook Marketplace, as well as offer them for free on FreeCycle.

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Motley Fool: 7 Ways to Be Generous Without Spending More

1. Donate extra belongings
Money isn’t the only way to donate to a good cause. You can also donate any belongings you’re not using, such as clothing, books, furniture, toys, appliances, or electronics. In addition to helping others, this is a great way to declutter the house.

Where you take your donations will depend on what you’re donating, but the local thrift store will work for most goods. With books, another option is the library. And if you prefer to do it all online, you can list your items through Freecycle or on the free section of Craigslist.

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Republic World: Home Decor: How To Decorate Room With Limited Budget? | Know The Best Possible Ways

Shop second-hand
When you want something different in your house, and you wish to buy in a low budget, then you can opt for second-hand shopping. If you want to buy something, it does not have to be brand new. There are places where you will find your desired furniture or any other home amenities in second- hand shops. There are different stores for second-hand furniture. One of the best options is a Thrift shop. These shops offer home décor and accessories. You will find items like lamps, glassware, and artwork for your house. Freecycle is a network of social groups around the world where people can transfer their unwanted stuff for others who want to use it.

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Irish Times: Time for a home clear-out . . . baby on the move

Also in the line for the charity shop or for friends were the items we thought we’d never get through. We no longer need a Moses basket, or the co-sleeper, or the newborn bath inset, or the bottle steriliser, or the musical chair that kept her mildly entertained during a frantic shower, or a feverish bout of housework. No, Madam is on the go now; she’s approaching wobbler status and is outgrowing baby stuff quicker than we can add it to the Freecycle Network.

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One Green Planet: How to Repurpose, Recycle, and Reuse Old Mattresses

1. Give It Away
While many of us would scoff at the thought of a secondhand mattress, just as many of us would jump at the chance to get a free one. Think about family that might want one, such as nieces or nephews off to college or whoever else might be after a high-quality mattress for the cost of picking it up. Then, there is always The Freecycle Network, Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace.

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Daily Mail: Thrifty first-time-buyer, 30, transforms her £450000 Victorian terraced home into a glamourous Insta …

Now the pad is worthy of an interiors magazine thanks to 16-months of hard work – with much of her furniture sourced from second-hand shops, Gumtree and Freecycle, while she used accessories from stores such as Wilko to give furniture pieces an expensive finish.

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WPVI-TV: What’s the Deal: Saving money on furniture

Finally, there’s the place where you can save the most.

Craig’s list, Freecycle and yard sales, estate sales and auctions: there are websites and apps that can help you find them.

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The Turlock Journal: America Recycles Day

Your ‘trash’ could be another man’s ‘treasure’! Do you have items that no longer serve you, but might be of use to someone else? If you do not want, or do not have the means, to load-up and transport items to a recycling center, visit freecycle.org to post your item(s) and people can pick them up directly from you.

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Help the environment with tips from the experts at London Upcycling Show in Walthamstow

Here the organisers of the show give three tips on upcycling.

• Check out charity or secondhand furniture shops, such as the Loop @ Grahame Park, for items you can upcycle. Alternatively have a look online on Freecycle or the free section on Gumtree.

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Bobvila.com: It’s Not Stealing If You Take Any of These 10 Free Things

If your budget won’t accommodate a badly needed new or refurbished appliance, you may be able to get it gratis from a local interested in parting with his. Freecycle.org is an online recycling network that has thousands of local chapters where you can snag free used microwaves, dishwashers, and other appliances as well as furniture and accessories.

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