Monday, September 3, 2012

Freecycle - Review

       If you aren't familiar with Freecycle, I recommend you check it out!  It is a Yahoo Group that is run by volunteers. 
Much like Craigslist, it works by location. We have been able to clean out a lot of our messy cluttered junk this way. Many of these things would either bring no money on Craigslist, Ebay etc or were just too much trouble for me to spend much time messing with them.

      I've gotten rid of these things quickly and effectively using Freecycle: trash can holder, aquarium, a box of random junk (plastic spoons, mismatched mugs, ribbon, yarn etc), countless articles of clothing (grouped by general sizes or themes), scrap wood, a broken dryer, a broken refrigerator, buckets, cheap plant pots, filing cabinet, a dresser that needed some serious restorations... the list goes on & on.

     I am most proud of my find on Freecycle! We got this couch for free
Not a great picture of the couch - but Clyde likes it!

Best part?!? It's a hide-a-bed!  It is in great shape! The only issue was with the cushions. : (
(Suggestions on essentially replacing the fabric of the cushions to something else entirely?
the structure of the cushions is still fine, it is just the outside of them that's the issue)

When it's just John and I around the house we keep sheets on the couches anyway (to protect them from our dogs that like to get on the couch when they *think* we're not looking).  

Washing them on a gentle cycle helped some... but for a free couch that solved a lot of our "where to put guests" issue I'm not complaining!

Do you use freecycle? What do you think about it?

1 comment:

  1. clyde is so cute!
    hope you have a great weekend!
    p.s. i'm your newest follower :)

    xo brie


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