Sherrie S
Sherrie S
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Asked on Jan 25, 2012

Want to help yourself & someone else, too?

Melody Drinkwater WagnerSherrie SlabodaOhSally
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There are people that need things we don't need. If that is true - give it away. Read below & sign up with Freecycle.org in your area:
Now look on your desk, in your drawers, on shelves, what is hiding under that pile over there? Check closets and anything that might be applicable to the room picked for the month. Keep this in mind while looking - 'If I don't use it, I don't need it'. This should be your mantra as you go digging through your unneeded items. De-clutter your home and allow others to reap the benefits of your cleaner house.belong to a group called freecycle.
23 answers
  • 3po3
    on Jan 26, 2012

    I've always liked the "if you haven't used it in a year, you don't need it" rule. It doesn't quite work for all my clothes. I need a suit and tie about once every two years anymore, so I would be SOL if I strictly followed that rule.

  • Miriam I
    on Jan 26, 2012

    Thank you for this great post, Sherrie. This weekend I am going to do just that!

  • Sherrie S
    on Jan 26, 2012

    Steve G, keep the suit because you will use it. I have a lot to do myself. I bought it, don't use it and store it. I've done this before & it really makes me feel good when it makes others happy.

  • 3po3
    on Jan 26, 2012

    Yeah, someday I will get a real job again and have to show up in an office looking respectable. Putting it off for now.

  • If there is something you have not used for a year or 2 you will never need it, give it away, give it away, give it away now!

  • Teresa D
    on Jan 26, 2012

    Thanks Sherrie! I definitely need to look into that site.

  • Rose S
    on Jan 26, 2012

    I tried to sign up and was 'rejected' without any discussion. So who knows, and I have lots of stuff which is now going to Goodwill.

  • Sherrie S
    on Jan 26, 2012

    Rose S, I'm very surprised. I can't imagine anyone being rejected. Did you type freecycle.ORG? When you do that it will ask for your zipcode so you can find freecycle near your home. Try it again & if it fails I will contact my local freecycle to try to get assistance for you.

  • Caitlin S
    on Jan 26, 2012

    I joined the freecycle near me about a month ago. When requesting to join it was suggested to write that you 'live in the TOWN and are looking to get rid of stuff you have for free' otherwise they might reject you because they aren't sure if your request is spam or not.

  • Teresa D
    on Jan 27, 2012

    Awww, man! There isn't one near me. I put in zip codes all around me and nothing.

  • Rose S
    on Jan 27, 2012

    Thanks Sherrie, I did all of that and still 'no go', and no reason. But I will try again and will let you know. :-)

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jan 27, 2012

    Sherrie, this is just the motivation I need to get rid of a pair of French patio doors that I took out of my house when I bought it. They've been in the laundry room for a year and a half!

  • Sherrie S
    on Jan 27, 2012

    Rose S, I think the words you are typing are incorrect as they are sometimes hard to see. Read below & good luck. Don't give up. Read the following and check both boxes. If you're having problems with CAPTCHAs, you can check this box to request an email confirmation. You will be sent a randomly generated password which you will need to use to log into My Freecycle I agree to The Freecycle Network Terms of Service and understand that the use of Yahoo!Groups is subject to their Terms of Service

  • Sherrie S
    on Jan 27, 2012

    Douglas, when I gave away etched glass doors I put them at the road for pickup and my neighbor came over & asked if he could take them. Teresa D, why don't you start one in your area. I'm too lazy so I'm glad someone else did it for my area.

  • Alice W
    on Jan 27, 2012

    I love Freecycle! I have gotten lots of great stuff from my Freecycle friends including a dvd/vcr player, mountains of packing boxes, three shell collections, a bird caller, drafting squares, art supplies, 20 gigantic canvases. I haven't had much to get rid of, but I was thrilled someone wanted my frosted glass shower doors. What a great community!

  • Shirley R
    on Feb 11, 2012

    I will have to look at freecycle.org thanks!!

  • Rose S
    on Feb 16, 2012

    My new project is to replace two closet doors (sliders) with bi-folds. But the openings are 1/4" too narrow, now what do I do? Sliders are hateful and I can access only 1/2 of the closet, which is a nuisance. Any suggestions?

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Feb 16, 2012

    Rose, I think you will get better answers if you post this as a new question using the box at the top of the page. That way more people will see it.

  • Rose S
    on Feb 17, 2012

    Thanks Douglas, will try. I am technically challenged - BIG TIME.

  • OhSally
    on Apr 7, 2015

    I just got rid of about 500 plastic nursery planters of various sides, and planter trays as well as about 100 various ceramic and plastic planting pots that I have had stored in my shed this past weekend via Freecycle. Last year, I did some work on my front landscaping and took out some low-growing heather bushes, several Euphorbias that grew too fast for where I'd planted them, and a 4 foot tall volunteer evergreen tree that popped up in my front flower bed and listed them on Freecycle. The lady who came and got them was almost in tears she was that we had dug them up and had them ready to load in her car. People getting freebies apparently expect to work for them, but I prefer being the one digging in my flower bed. I just LOVE Freecycle! It feels good to give things away to be used instead of sending them to the landfill.

  • Sherrie Slaboda
    on Apr 7, 2015

    I'm already a member of Freecycle locally. I am redoing my whole Koi pond and getting rid of beautiful stones and huge rocks. I have no need for them and others need the free rocks & stones.

  • Melody Drinkwater Wagner
    on May 10, 2016

    I always give away free things. Beautiful things. My last give away was 3 children's Little Tykes Big Swimming pool with slide, Tykes smaller sandbox and a huge boat sand box/swimming pool. As I was putting them to the curb for someone to take, one woman drove by and asked if I was selling these. I said no, anyone can take these. She wanted all 3. I asked her if she wanted me to put in my back parking area until she got off of work. The smile on her face was AMAZING! It was for her grandchildren. I love GIVING!

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