Freecycle. Furnish for free by joining your local Freecycle, a non-profit movement of people giving and getting items for nothing. You can find all sorts, from beds and microwaves to wardrobes and fake grass.
Users are not limited to goodies in one area. You can sign up to the posh part of town and discover what household treasures the other half wants to get rid of!
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.
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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.