We’ve all heard about the 3R’s right? Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Which is the one most overlooked? Reuse! How much of your garbage can have a potential reuse? Do you throw away things that someone else can use? I have heard about Freecyle but I’ve never joined or looked at a group site before this past week.
When we first moved into our house we took down part of the chain link fence that I’m assuming was used for a dog run. It had no purpose to us so we took it down. We couldn’t stand to leave it by the road for the garbage man to decide if they would take it or not…so it sat in the back yard for 2 years. You can image the weeds that were growing through the chains when we decided to clear out the backyard and landscape. My hubby was complaining about having to take it somewhere to trash it. SOOOOOO….I joined Freecycle! He didn’t think I would ever join or participate as I’m quite the procrastinator. But I did. I posted the fence this past weekend and within a day I had a taker for the fence. A nice man from a few neighborhoods over came and hauled it away last night. He even came back tonight to get a few pieces that he left behind.
My lesson here is that we had absolutely no use for this fence but someone else is going to use it in their garden in luei of chicken wire. I had never thought about using it in the garden. I think I’m going to go clean out the garage little by little and find homes for all my stuff. Have I ever mentioned that I’m a serious PACK RAT? I have stuff from elementary school in boxes in the garage. Don’t laugh, it’s true!
What are your experiences with Freecycle? Love it, hate it? What was the most unique item you got rid of…or received by using Freecycle?
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