Monday, May 26, 2008

Freecycle

In the never ending quest to rid my house of stuff that I don't need, I've joined Freecycle. I highly recommend that you join it too! There are groups all over the country and it costs nothing. Here is what Freecycle is about, copied from their site:
Freecycle IS about keeping things out of the landfill.
It IS about giving away something that has no use in our life anymore
to someone who could extend its usefulness a little longer.
It IS about giving gifts to people while clearing out our own clutter.
It IS about creating, building, and sustaining an environmentally
aware community.

So it is an entirely worthy endeavor and people seem to be offering and needing all types of things. One person has posted for orange kittens. I thought that was rather specific, but okay. The following person seems a bit menacing to me:
Offer: stuffed animals in Woodhaven
pick up asap or it gets thrown out...

I mean throwing down the gauntlet of stuffed animals in the landfill. What a sadist.

Anyway, I stopped browsing but I do need to go rummage in the garage through Scissors' old stereo equipment to see if he has a receiver. Somebody needs one. He still thinks he's going to sell it for real dinero someday. The scoop is we plan on having our own garage sale when we can clear a Sunday where I actually feel well. Then leftovers will be offered on Freecycle or to a local charity. Or perhaps to any of you - anybody in need of a baby jogger? Completely disassembles, comes with its own carrying case. Pickup only.

One thing you can't get on Freecycle is sleep, so g'night.

16 comments:

Tom & Icy said...

That sounds like fun. But we already cleaned out our garage and got rid of everything of any value.

Doug said...

Doesn't it use more fuel and resources sending objects to various people separately as supposed to efficiently shipping new products in bulk to a walmart?

G said...

Tom&Icy, then you're already living more simply and with less aggravation. So good for you.

Doug, Freecycle does not have the items collectively themselves, rather it is individuals who post items - like eBay, but for free. Rather than throw something out and have it end up in a landfill, it gets passed on to somebody who will get some use out of it and mostly is just picked up locally.

Now if you were just pulling my leg, I've answered your question anyway.

Logophile said...

LMAO, Doug is evil, in that funny and delightful way I love so much.

Freecycle, ok, I can already tell I am going to be spending too much time there, thanks for THAT :p

Ariel the Thief said...

So you have found one more sourse to get more stuff from. ;-)

G said...

Logo, Doug is a damn upstart, isn't he?

Sure, one good turn deserves another ;)


Ariel, I realize how it sounds, but I swear I'm just looking to get rid of a few things :)

Hobbes said...

I am launching a consciousness-raising movement regarding the mass annihilation of stuffed animals on your planet.

actonbell said...

I like stuff that is new to me and happily prance down to the Salvation Army with regularity. Regularity is the key to success, that's what the hubby says. So is thriftiness! This is a great idea, and ANYTHING that puts the screws to Walmart is heroic in my book, Doug, you puller-chains.

actonbell said...

Puller-OF-chains. he was pulling out chains.

G said...

Hobbes, I go on record as being appalled by that person's threat to Freecycle. Having said that, I am looking for a humane option in relocating some stuffed animals in our household. I can assure you the trashbin is not an option.


Actonbell, I'm with you! That's my problem - regularity. Well, not in that way, but having the time to browse consistently. There are many undiscovered gems out there! Happy hunting!

Yeah, that puller of chains, Doug!

VE said...

Oh...I thought it was some kind of tandem bicycle where somebody rides up and then pedals you around for free...

G said...

You know something, ve, I think I'll post to request that.

Thanks for stopping by.

pia said...

I give everything to the church of Fernando---my doorman. He has seven kids, many more brothers and sisters and an actual church :)

Now I'm never going to have clutter again

pia said...

Oh, I'm Doug's biggest something

weirsdo said...

I just dump everything in the nearest Goodwill shed, or have them pick it up if it's big enough. I do wonder if they really need, for example, Mall Diva's collection of CLIQUE novels. . . . (Tennessee Williams has been a welcome leap forward on her part.)

G said...

Pia, that sounds like a worthy cause. Clearing the clutter is so gratifying. I'm working on it. Your Doug's biggest something - of that I am certain! :)

Weirsdo, I'll bet someone would snap those up on Freecycle! Mall Diva really took a leap with that one.