We’re on to baby number four and we could really use a new bassinet. So, what do I do? I go into my local FreeCycle chat group and send out a wanted e-mail to everyone in my area that’s a part of FreeCycle. Within a matter of a couple hours, I get two responses. One woman offers to lend me her bassinet and the other offers to give me hers absolutely free (one that she never really used!)
I love FreeCycle! I check my e-mail throughout the day to see if anyone has posted something we could use or if we have something that someone needs. A couple months ago, my husband and I were talking about what we would do to the kitchen if we had the money to remodel. The number one thing was to get new cabinets. And, what do you think showed up on FreeCycle within days? An entire set of kitchen cabinets!!! I couldn’t believe it! I responded to the post immediately and we now have an entire set of nice wood kitchen cabinets waiting in our garage (hopefully basement soon) for us to start our kitchen remodel. Now, all we need are the countertops to go with them. But, I have a feeling nice countertops aren’t going to come cheep.