Wednesday, January 3, 2007

give it away, give it away, give it away now

My husband Steve and I have been talking about having a garage sale since we moved into our house almost 5 years ago. Instead, our basement utility room has been slowly filling up with stuff that is still in relatively good shape but that we no longer have any use for. Well I just discovered freecycle. Basically, you send an email to members of your freecycle group, advertising what it is you want to get rid of. Interested parties email you back and you get rid of your crap! How cool is that? The idea is to promote recycling and waste reduction in the community in which you live. So far, there are over 3,900 freecycle communities worldwide!

5 comments:

e-Lizabeth said...

shut UP! I've got two kids that I no longer....oh, ok wait....never mind...

:)

vivian said...

LOL...I've got a husband...

vivian said...

just kidding, of course

love you hun!

Ephilei said...

GigoIt.com is a improvement over Freecycle where free items are listed. It has a lot of advantages over Freecycle like pictures and search and it's easier for beginners to pick up.There are lots of advanced features too, like RSS, a Google Earth layer, and gmail-style conversation views. I hope you check it out.

vivian said...

Very cool! It is certainly way more user friendly than Freecycle. Unfortunately, it is only available in the U.S. at the moment. Hopefully they will expand it to Canada soon.

Thanks for the comment ephilei!