Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday -- Freecycle


Last week we visited with my family out of town for Christmas. Donnie had to leave to go back at work after Christmas, but Hoss and I planned to stay with my parents for a few days. About an hour and half after Donnie left it was discovered that he left with Hoss's car seat. We would be without a car seat for 5 days, which means we would not have the ability to go out and do anything, safely anyway. I immediately posted my need for a car seat on Freecycle.org in my parent's area. Luckily, someone answered my desperate plea and we were able to pick up a car seat for Hoss to use for adventures out on the town.

Freecycle is a website where you can post items you want to give away or for you to look for items you are in need of. All items must be free and you can not accept money or give money for these items, according to the website's policy. Typically, you just have to go pick up the item and then it is your's.

Freecycle works for Me! For more Works for Me Wednesday tips visit Shannon.

11 comments:

LizzyBee said...

This is amazing!
Thanks for sharing...

Jamie said...

I just received 7 boxes of unopened boxes of infant cereal yesterday from freecycle! I love it!

jennwa said...

I will have to check that out,thanks.

Playful Professional said...

Wow. I've never heard of this before and am definitely gonna check it out. Thanks!

Amy said...

I've used Freecycle in my area, too- I've gotten a lamp and a playhouse for my kids. I wouldn't have thought to use it for a temporary need like that, though- great idea. I'm glad it worked out for you!

Pieces said...

I'll have to check it out--how neat that it quickly solved your problem!

Fratzels said...

That's so awesome!!!! Thanks for posting it. With this new baby coming, I am going to check it out.

Kristen said...

I also use Freecycle. Unfortunately it is very popular around here and you really have to jump on an offer if you see something you like. I've also used it to give things away...like all my baby stuff once I was done having kids. It does feel good to be helping other people.

Rebecca said...

I really need to do this.

The Thrifty Blogger said...

Freecycle IS neat! I'm glad you got a car seat so quickly, how lucky. I also like craig's list, sometimes you can find things on their free listings, and other stuff at low cost. Also, you can sell stuff or give away for free too. :)

julie said...

I love to read the posts on free cycle. They always have some great stuff.