You may find a good secondhand one for nothing in a local Freecycle group (freecycle.org). You can advertise for a “want” or browse to see what’s on offer. I gave away a good mattress that way. Some people even offer to deliver.
Jane, via email
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To decorate the cafe when Mr Snelling’s team moved into the 142 Deptford High Street site, pallets found in Resolution Way were stripped down and used for a counter, paint was sourced from Freecycle and a free sofa picked up from Southend.
She used Freecycle – the online recycling network where people offer unwanted goods for free with the aim of keeping them out of landfill.
Use sites such as Freecycle, a local online community where people come and collect your unwanted goods from your house for free – www.freecycle.org
7. Use Freecycle to become an entrepreneur
Freecycle is a website where people can offer old household items to the community for free.
That way people can give them a new home, while the old owner doesn’t have to go to the dump. Many local community Facebook pages have similar functions.
Picking up items off of these sites and selling them on an eBay store is a great way of making money for nothing.
Lavender hair dye, a batch of carrier bags and a slightly broken Hammond organ are some of the unusual things currently listed on Freecycle in Bath.
If you’re not aware of the website, it’s a non-profit organisation where people can post their unwanted items for free.
You can get a great bargain, like a three-piece Harrods suite, and it helps stop more reusable items ending up in landfills.
So, here’s a list of some of the strangest, quirkiest things being listed right now.
Anyone who received presents they didn’t want and can’t return, could consider organising a present swap with friends or relatives.
They could also be swapped or sold online at freecycle.co.uk and ebay.co.uk.
Unwanted presents could also be donated to a charity shop rather than just thrown out or put away, never to be used.
Have a clear out
We are all guilty of hoarding items that we no longer use and these can take up a lot of space in the home. Be honest with yourself and try to get rid of the items that you know you will never use again. You can give items you no longer need to charity or list them on websites such as Gumtree, eBay or websites such as Freecycle, where you can give away the item for free to those in need.
If you’re struggling to let go, the 12-12-12 challenge is a great way to motivate yourself – simply pick 12 items to throw away, 12 to donate and a further 12 to be returned to their home.
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.