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Nursing Notes: Former student nurses share their top money-saving tips

5. Be penny-wise, seek out free pickings – go to sites like Freecycle for free furniture, kitchenware and bicycles.

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The Argus: ‘We’re no burden’: At home with the Allen family in Brighton

He said: “It’s freecycle, grow your own, wild foraging, kids out and about, on screens as well, but for the most part back to the natural world, the change of the seasons, stripping ourselves down.

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The Daily News of Newburyport: Beyond the Bin: Giving new life to old items

Freecycle is the original online recycling community. As its name implies, it is dedicated only to things offered for free. Used, new and unique items show up daily. This is the best platform for listing imperfect or incomplete items. To join Freecycle, visit, click on “Join this group,” and follow the prompts.

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Evening Times: Does Glasgow really not understand climate change?

“I think Glasgow is really good for upcycling… things like freecycle on gumtree has a lot going on, cthe reuse of clothes and donations are more prominent in Glasgow than in other places…

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San Mateo Daily Journal: 7 tips for becoming an ethical shopper


When you choose previously owned items, you aren’t contributing to the labor and materials needed to make new goods. Check thrift shops, garage sales and community groups like the Freecycle Network for inexpensive — or free — finds. Another sustainable solution? Rent clothes through services like Tote and Rent the Runway.

Read more Than a Dozen Free Resources That Will Make You a Better Homeowner

There’s actually a lot of cool stuff you can get for free, from mulch to cleaning supplies. If you’re looking for something unusual or specific, check out your local Freecycle community. And you can always give gently worn and new items to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore donation centers

Read more to an Eco-Friendly September 1st in the North End

FreeCycle is a grassroots organization kept running from the dedication of volunteers who want to help keep items out of landfills by providing a place to post free items that other people in your community can pickup. Anything can be posted here as long as it is legal and appropriate for any age. Sign up today and start searching for a new home for your unwanted items.

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Ideal Home: Linda Barker’s kitchen is really not what you’d expect

‘Oven from Freecycle, porcelain pans from French flea market, table & toaster from UK charity shops, wooden star from my old mail order business, unwanted magimix from family, apron a freebie from Wolf. (Who needs a new kitchen?),’ she wrote.

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TES: 9 back-to-school buying tips for parents from teachers

Search for second-hand
If your child needs a calculator, maths set, language dictionaries or textbooks, look on websites like Gumtree, Freecycle or on social media buying and selling pages to get a better deal.

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Yahoo Finance: How to Save Money on Buying Paint

Check Local Groups on Facebook, Craigslist or Freecycle

If people have a lot of leftover paint for a project, they’ll sometimes either sell it for a pittance on a local Facebook or Craigslist group or list it on Freecycle to be given away. Pay attention to those groups in the months and weeks leading up to a potential paint job, and you may wind up with plenty of paint for very little cost.

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