I have been freecycling for about 6 months. My reasons for doing it are:
- cut down on consumption
- be greener by using items that other people do not want
- save money
After six months these are the things I have received from freecycle users.
- two welcome mats
- various toys including Toy Story, Leapfrog Learn-Along Lily, etc.
- VHS player (doesn’t record)
- 2 indoor ceiling light fixtures (not installed yet)
- 1 jogging stroller
- 2 strollers
- desktop computer
- computer speakers, keyboard
- Linksys wireless router (replaced my flaky one)
- glass patio table
- IKEA $25 off coupon
- 19″ CRT monitor
- 12 Christian framed landscape photos with Bible verses (not hung up yet)
- disposable diapers
- Melissa and Doug table top easel
- electric lawnmower
- plastic turtle sandbox
- cloth napkins and kitchen towels
- super soaker guns
These are the things I have given away to freecycle users.
- multimeter, needed new batteries
- Linksys wireless router, flaky
- moving boxes
- various toys
- 1 jogging stroller (got on freecycle)
- 1 stroller (got on freecycle)
- Consumer Reports 2008 buying guide
- wrist watch, broken strap
- broken halogen desk lamp
After six months of freecycling here are my conclusions.
- I have received a few items of value (glass patio table, electric lawnmower, PC, strollers, disposable diapers) but nothing of necessity.
- I appreciate being able to give away things that would have ended up in the trash.
- I think I am going to stop acquiring things via freecycle.