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Scottish Sun: Savvy shopper turns £30 shelving unit into stunning drinks bar with just a bit of paint

Freecycle: As the name suggests, everything listed on this website is completely free – the idea being that sellers want to find new homes for their unwanted goods. It stocks everything from furniture to clothes but you must live near the seller so you can pick the item up.

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The Sun: Turn over a new leaf next year with these 20 eco-friendly resolutions to make

Here, I reveal how we can cause less waste, less pollution — and save money at the same time.
1) Learn to sail past the sales: We all want to bag a bargain in the New Year sales. There might be some-thing you’ve had your eye on for months. But think first. Do you really need it? If you do, check that you can’t get it on a “pre-loved” website even cheaper first — look at freecycle.org, gumtree.com and craigslist.org. It all comes down to TV nature guru David Attenborough’s top tip: Stop wasting stuff.

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The Comet: Letchworth community allotment planned to help families go green

TTL has also been backed by the Letchworth Heritage Foundation, which has provided a grant to fund a small shed, tools and raised beds. The project team are using freecycle – a non-profit network of reusable goods within local communities – and are asking for any unwanted garden tools in a bid to keep as low a carbon footprint as possible.

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Hampstead Highgate Express: They’re ten years old – Oh yes they are

When Matt Hearne moved to Crouch End a decade ago, he realised he knew few people on his doorstep.

So he put an ad on Freecycle asking if anyone wanted to put on a pantomime.

Ten years later, the am-dram society he helped to found – The Crouch End Players – are marking their anniversary with a production of Robin Hood.

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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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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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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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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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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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