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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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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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Midweek Herald: Conservation group helps Offwell pupis create eco garden

“They have been able to source planters from Freecycle and intend to re-use plastic bottles for wall planters, so the grant money is being carefully husbanded to be used for plants and replacing the rotten timber of their raised beds.

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Moneysavingexpert: 15 MoneySaving tips to beat the summer heatwave

Fancy some free patio furniture? Give Freecycle a go. If you want to give your garden a makeover so you can make the most of the weather, don’t assume you have to spend the earth. Instead try giveaway sites like Freecycle for second-hand patio furniture, parasols, barbecues, paddling pools etc. The free Trash Nothing app can help you scour multiple recycling groups at once – see our Freecyle guide for full help.

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Scottish Daily Record: Waste uplift wait by Perth and Kinross Council slammed

“Collections through online exchange networks like Freecycle or Gumtree, as well as our bulky uplift service, all take time to arrange, and items are best stored in the home until collection day.”

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