With the return of one of my favourite shows tonight on channel 4 ‘Kirstie’s Fill Your House For Free’ I thought I would write a post about my fondness of Freecycle, Freegle and all things well…Free.
Growing up, the majority of my weekends involved visiting charity shops with my lovely Nan , we also did the rounds at the car boot sales and there was always a hand me down to be had from cousins, I thank all those things for my love of a second hand bargain or a freebie, I’m not ashamed to say that at all.
When Chris and I moved in together we had not a scrap of furniture between us, some things we had to buy new but we pretty quickly turned to websites like Freecycle and Freegle to help us out, over the years we have had some amazing things for free and of course given as much back in return.
I thought I would show you a few photo’s of things we have been ‘gifted’ as I like to call it.
The cabinet above which is originally from Ikea was brand new when we got it from Freecycle, the lady bought it and decided she didn’t like it !
These fabric canvases were from a lady on Warrington Freegle, your local area should have their own group you can join.
This xylophone was in a box of toys we got from Freecycle, I was so excited to see it was a ‘Melissa & Doug’ toy as I’m a huge fan of their products.
These Little Tikes garden toys were from a couple on Freegle who were emigrating to Australia, we also got a Turtle sandpit from them which we gifted to someone else as we wouldn’t use it.
My favourite freebie from Freecycle this year has to be this gorgeous Pink Lining change bag, I love the toadstool design it’s just perfect for me.
We have been gifted so many lovely things over the last few years I couldn’t possibly show all of them to you, from furniture to baby clothes, from tools to toys the list is endless.
It’s also worth keeping an eye on your local Facebook selling pages as lots of people give things away for free on there too.
The only downside is that items are getting snapped up really quickly since sites like Freecycle became more popular but we still get the odd gem every now and again.
Some people may turn their nose up at second hand freebies but not me !
What do you think about sites like Freecycle ? What’s the best thing you’ve gotten for free from similar sites ? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to know.