For those of you that worried for my consumption diet, never fear! A fellow freecycler came through for me! I wasn’t expecting to get a set of nice measuring cups off of freecycle, quite frankly, I was expecting to get another set of cheap plastic ones. But two people in lovely Alexandria responded to my request , one of which was offering me a wonderful metal set, only a couple of blocks from where I live.
For those of you that haven’t tried freecycle, it is a wonderful way to get rid of the stuff you don’t need, and also a wonderful way to find things that you want. It is an email list that you can join and post wanted or offered ads. The only catch is that the item has to be free for the receiver. The wonderful thing about this system is that you never have to run to Goodwill. I just shoot the group an email, pick the person that I want to have my stuff, leave the item of on my porch, and the person that wants it picks it up when it is convenient to them. Gone are my piles and piles of stuff waiting for the semi-annual trip to Goodwill, plus I get to know (however briefly) the person who will be taking it off my hands.
It’s amazing what I can get through this group that I would never have thought that people would want to get rid of. It’s also amazing how much fun it can be to give something that you don’t need anymore to someone who will truly value it.
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