I am a strong believer of helping others out. When you do good for others, good will come your way. Well, that is how I see things anyways. A while back I heard on the news about a yahoo group called freecycle. The group is made of locals in your surrounding area that post things on a message board they no longer need/want. Thus, keeping it out of the landfills, and passing it on to someone who can use it.
If you are searching for a certain item, you can also post a wanted post, this will help you get what you are looking for. Now some spam does get through, but not a lot. A few years back I got a brand new monitor for my daughters computer on freecycle. I also posted a few items I had won, but my daughter didn’t really want on freecycle. Believe it or not, I ended up meeting a very good friend that way. She scored some great items for her grandkids, and I scored a friend.
Well, my daughter keeps growing, and clothes are expensive. So last night as I sat at the computer entering giveaways I noticed an email, “Offer: 2 garbage bags size 10+ girls clothes”, I emailed her back right away, with not having an income right now, this is what we was needing. About an hour later she emailed me back with her address, so at 8am I was up and over to her home to pick them up. I get home and start going through them….
We ended up with about 12 pairs of jeans, 10 that will fit her, and no lie close to 30 shirts! Maybe more, I didn’t count, I know she went from hardly no clothes to a ton in matter of seconds. We are not talking run down wore out clothes, we are talking American Eagle jeans, and several faded glory shirts.
If you have not signed up for freecycle I highly recommend it , it is a way to help out others in your community, as well as get items you, yourself maybe looking for.