Friday, May 30, 2008

Freecycle, Craigslist and the kindness of strangers

I posted an add on Craigslist for Magazines, and got this HUGE collection of 25 years worth of National Geographics from a generous young man in El Cerrito. I also received 400 architectural magazines from an architect in San Francisco, thanks to my art sista Michele for picking them up and storing them for me until June so I don't have to make a trip to the city! I also asked for fabric and sewing supplies. I have recieved 3 bags of fabric, 2 sewing machines and 4 boxes of patterns from generous donors. I have been clearing out the yard at the Hall Closet by listing things on Freecycle. If you don't know about freecycle, you should. Go to Yahoo groups and join the freecycle in your area. I belong to five of them in my immediate area. They are listed by city. You can ask for something you need and offer something you want to get rid of. It is AWESOME!!! I even found out that Vicki, another Alterd Diva lives really close to me... she saw my add on freecycle. It is a great way to get rid of things without taking them to the dump or leaving them on your sidewalk with a free sign. I have only been unloading so far... but I intend to check it out and see if I can get some things I have been needing.

So in the interest of promoting the green/recycle/repurpose message, check out freecycle. See what you can get rid of, and what you can find that you have been needing. I love the concept! Please post your stories here. i love to hear about other peoples finds!


Stampamelbie said...

I totally LOVE Freecycle! I've gotten rid of some furniture through them, and remember that one booth type table we had at our house? It went to a really great couple who has a daycare in their house. It's always great to give things like that away to people who would really appreciate it.

Welcome to the Freecycle world!! LOL

1,000 Faces of MotherHenna said...

I looooooooooove freecycle! Our island Freecycle has almost 900 people on it now and I can't tell you how much we've kept out of the dump by using the group instead! It's so cool.

OMG, I can't believe you snagged all those National Geo!!! At our local Granny's Attic, a friend found many old issues for me that had articles about henna rituals -- and those beautiful National Geo style photos! So cool...

Anyway, just wanted to stop by and say hi!!