Free yourself with Freecylce
OK, so you made a New Year resolution to get rid of all those things around your place that you have been hanging on to for years ‘just in case’. You know what they are – those few extra pavers left over from the job that was done a couple of years ago, that chair that you have been meaning to fix for longer than you care to think about, the jars that you have been keeping for the marmalade you never make, the toys that the kids have out-grown, the (dare we say it) Christmas present, sent by a well-meaning someone, that you will never in a million years use...
Yep, you’re determined ... this year. It’s gonna happen this year. For sure.
But, question – how do you divest yourself of surplus stuff without adding to Magnetic Island’s already dire landfill problem?
Answer – Freecycle. Join up to Magnetic Island’s own Freecycle site and join the 8,862,750 members in 5,009 groups around the world who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns.
It's all about re-use and keeping good stuff out of landfills, giving away (not selling or exchanging) the stuff that you don’t want – on the basis of ‘one person’s unwanted stuff is another’s treasure’. All legal items (except pets and livestock and people’s labour) can be put up for grabs on the Magnetic Island Freecycle website – and all members can choose to be notified when something new comes up for grabs – a great way to get treasures to come to you without having to search (or, even worse, drive) around!
Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (on Magnetic Island that’s MINCA!) and membership is free.
So sign up, and start freecycling.