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Belfast Telegraph: Good egg: Fermanagh woman Diana’s rescue hens rule the roost

The keen environmentalist is the founder of Fermanagh Freecycle and her hens have taken over her life as they roam freely around her home.

She was recently involved in another rescue mission around Lisbellaw after one of her hens went missing for 10 hours, although it later turned up unscathed.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/good-egg-fermanagh-woman-dianas-rescue-hens-rule-the-roost-39560819.html

MSN Money

How to Get Rid of 6 Hard-to-Sell Things

FreecycleWhen stuff doesn’t sell or isn’t handy to donate, Freecycle is your friend. Post your item on the site — I always add the disclaimer that I won’t deliver it — and you’ll often find someone will gratefully adopt your item.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/how-to-get-rid-of-6-hard-to-sell-things/ar-BB1950dD

South Coast Today

How to Save Money When Moving on a Tight Budget

Packing material

You will definitely need boxes for packing your goods securely and they are a necessity in moving. However, boxes provided by professional moving companies can be very expensive. Consider looking for these boxes from alternative sources to cut down on costs when operating on a tight budget.

Collect boxes from the office that can fit some of the goods or check at your local grocery for even bigger ones. You can also ask friends to share some if they have, and even ask the kids to get some from their school. Liquor stores are another good source for boxes or the Freecycle and Craigslist. 

Patch.com

Join Cupertino Freecycle to help us reduce landfill!

From books to furniture to school supplies and kitchen utensils, we are finding new homes for unwanted items in our community and reducing landfill. A wide variety of items can be claimed or posted in this site, absolutely free! Come join us as we reduce the environmental impact of our waste as we help others find items they need! All you need is an email address. We hope to see you soon!

https://patch.com/california/cupertino/classifieds/announcements/164620/join-cupertino-freecycle-to-help-us-reduce-landfill

Property Reporter

3. Use paint in creative ways

When working with a tight budget, it’s a good idea to colour match designer paints. You can often find the tester pots on Gumtree or Freecycle.

You don’t even have to paint an entire room to make a drastic change, especially as this can be quite a big job.

https://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/household/ow-to-update-your-home-interiors-on-a-budge.html

Keighley News

Keighley News

“Good-quality unwanted items can be taken to a local charity shop or furniture recycling projects, which are starting to open again. You can also post them on internet sites such as Freecycle or Gumtree.”

https://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/18635424.plea-keighley-district-households-amount-waste-going-landfill-soars/

This is money: 15 ways to entertain the family for free: Our top tips to keep the kids entertained this summer

11. PICK UP A FREEBIE

Before heading to the shops to buy a bike or paddling pool, search the website Freecycle (freecycle.org.uk). 

Enter your local area and see what is up for grabs. Try Facebook Marketplace, too.

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-8592695/15-tips-free-family-fun-ideas-kids-entertained.html?mrn_rm=rta

Telegraph & Argus :Extra 500 tonnes of waste collected in Bradford per week during pandemic

The authority yesterday put out a statement urging residents to try and cut down on the waste they leave to be collected.

They have been asked to consider taking items to charity shops, furniture recycling warehouses or to “post them on internet sites such as Freecycle or Gumtree.”

https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/18612019.extra-500-tonnes-waste-collected-bradford-per-week-pandemic/

IOWA News: Iowa City’s Rummage in the Ramp goes virtual

With no in-person event this year the planning committee has put together resources to allow residents to get involved with waste reduction in the community.

There is a directory for Iowa City resale and consignment stores. The city is also recommending using freecycle.org.

https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/iowa-citys-rummage-in-the-ramp-goes-virtual

Martinsville Bulletin: Liz Weston: What to do with your stuff the kids don’t want

If you’re comfortable with people coming to your home or garage, you can list items for sale on Craigslist or neighborhood apps such as Nextdoor. Those are good sites to list items you want to give away, too, and many communities have Freecycle groups to help you find homes for unwanted items.

https://martinsvillebulletin.com/lifestyles/liz-weston-what-to-do-with-your-stuff-the-kids-dont-want/article_59bf2148-d618-5d3c-855a-e04b203a6b54.html