Monday, August 21, 2006

Keep on recycling, my Freecycle friend

A couple months ago I joined a local Freecycle group. What are Freecycle groups? They are groups of people who are committed to not throwing away stuff that they don't need anymore. Instead, they realize that other people may have a use for their "trash." No money is involved, everything is free - hence the name. If you have something you no longer have use for, you post an offer an the email listserv. People who need that item will email you and you give it to whomever you want, usually the first person to respond. Also, if you need something, you can post an "ISO" - in search of. That is how I got my dresser! I didn't have one, didn't really want to buy one, so I got one from the Knoxville area Freecycle group. Actually, that is where a lot of stuff in my apartment came from. And I have given stuff away too that I no longer need. It really is a great way to get and giveaway stuff. I'm a fan.

Jeremy and I are such fans of the entire Freecycle concept that we have contemplated putting up an offer. It would read something like "Offer: two friends. Will go camping with you. Will ride in your boat with you. Will go four-wheeling with you and will participate in many other friend activities!" I wonder if we'd have any takers...

7 comments:

Allie said...

sounds like two freakish losers if you ask me! I wouldn't take it up! haha just kidding! love you! your mostest favoritest little sister

Allie said...

P.S. about your banana post, mom told me that you can pick off like 2 bananas and only buy them and not a whole bunch so a certain someone doesn't have to buy a bunch and then just not eat them

Golda said...

Haha, Allie. You're so funny. And yeah, you CAN buy less bananas, but someone always thinks that he'll eat all of them...

Melissa said...

Betsy and I were discussing Freecycle this week too! She was telling me about an entertainment cabinet she just got, I think. I joined Freecycle for my area that day, while talking to Betsy about it. I have to post an offer first...maybe I'll offer "friends in Knoxville." :)

Golda said...

Lol, Melissa. You can offer us, but we can't relocate. They'd have to come to us...

Allie said...

Yeah did Betsy tell you that she got a baby matress for Kasey through freecycle? She found it in Esky so she made me pick it up haha

Anonymous said...

Golda, I didn't see you mention anywhere that it was ME who turned you on to freecycle and therefore ME who led everybody else to get involved! I made a difference! :)

Love you,
Stacey