Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Yesterday I picked up a belt sander for my home improvement projects. A neighbor wanted to get rid of it but not landfill it. There is an organization called Freecycle where neighbors can post or search giveways, and make arrangements for the hand off. I have used Freecycle in both NH (Mt. Wahington and Concord areas) and OH (Cleveland East).
I have donated and received many awesome things (plants, clothes, furniture, appliances). It is easier to give something away when you know you will also receive things. If you havent heard of it try it out by going to yahoo groups. The first post must be a give-away before you can request a freebie. There are a lot of rules, but that does keep things polite and friendly. And humane. For instance, no animals can be given away here.
Freecycle is national. Membership is free. You can be kicked out for breaking the rules. You get to say no to people if they are rude or fail to show. Hope you try it out!