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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Free-Cycle Finds

Erika and I had just discussed finding a outdoor table for her and the kids to use this summer. We were planning to keep our eyes open at yard sales.  I was also about to post on Free-Cycle but of course got side tracked as usual.  Monday morning I was thrilled to see an offer for a patio table and chairs.  I responded tight away to see if it was taken and received a call within an hour

It was available!  We could pick it up that evening.

table

As stated in the offer it has a tad bit of rust and needs cleaned but I think they will be thrilled with it.  The lady even tossed in all the cushions which I’ll recover for them.

It was a large oblong table with 5 chairs, one of which is a rocker.  We thought it would take 2 trips but, par for the course Mr. Fix-It got it loaded in one.  Just what he wanted to do right after work before supper.  He’s such a good sport…I think I’ll keep him!

We have a fairly active free-cycle group that trades around.  I love the idea of passing things along and blessing others instead of just tossing them out.

Do you use free-cycle?  What are some of your finds?

We close on the house tomorrow!!!! I’m just a tad bit excited…. can ya tell?

Katie

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12 comments:

  1. Oooh lucky you! Rust is nothing nowadays with all the great spray paint there is on the market. Great find and I am sure she will love it.

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    1. Debbie, They are thrilled! Can't wait to get it painted

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  2. We don't have "free-cycle" in our sparsely populated area, but our local Internet server has a bulletin board type thingie where you can post things you're looking for or wanting to give away. It's remarkable the wonderful things you can find there for free . . . and a great way to get rid of those things you don't need any more.

    Best of luck on the house closing tomorrow!

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    1. MP That's great! Great way to clean out without "tossing" out.

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  3. Katie,

    I've tried to use Free-Cycle and every time I go to the website I can't seem to get to where I need to go. The site just has an area to join and when you join, it won't go any where. So I gave up.

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    1. Oh That's a shame! Free cycle is in every are or region. Ours is used enough its broken down by county...yet we can still use the Louisville one

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    1. SFG, Thanks, the lady was so sweet~! We've met some great people through the site

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  5. Now that's a winner!! I need to unload a batch of stuff!! It's too nice for a yard sale - but no energy for an antique auction - so here it stays. . . .

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    1. Sounds like your items may be to nice to give away..bit it's great for small batches of house hold goods and extra clothing

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  6. Sorry its took awhile-we have a freecycle here.Today I gave some clothes and cell phones away to someone who helps homeless people.I have found alot of stuff on the local site.It's a give and take kinda thing.For a little info,when you get to freecycle look up "your"local area.I'm on Abilene freecycle on yahoo.

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    1. Yea! Good for you. Less in the landfill

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