How To Get Free Stuff From Freecycle

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The Freecycle Network is a website where you can locally get free stuff or give away your stuff for free.

It's a great way to get free stuff but also a great way to reuse something that might have ended up in a landfill otherwise.

Types of Free Stuff You Can Find on Freecycle:

You can find just about anything for free on Freecycle! Whether your looking for free furniture, baby stuff, collectibles or even free books you'll see them plus a whole lot more on Freecycle.

With Freecycle, someone's trash is indeed someone else's treasure.

How To Join Your Local Freecycle Group:

Visit Freecycle and enter your city and state and click Go to see a list of Freecycle groups in or close to your town.

Click on the town's Freecycle group you'd like to join. You'll see a brief description of how Freecycle works and what you need to do to get started.

Click on the link at the bottom of the description to visit the Yahoo group for your city.

Read the welcome message at your city's Freecycle yahoo group and click Join This Group! You'll need to sign in with a Yahoo login or create a login if you don't already have one.

Yahoo Groups will ask you for some information such as what name you want displayed within the group, what email address you want to use and any comments you'd like to make to the owner of your local Freecycle group. You'll also get to choose how you'd like to receive messages within the group.

Click Join at the bottom of this page after you've completed all the questions.

You'll need to wait for your membership to be approved before you can get free stuff or give away free stuff from your local Freecycle group.

How To Get Free Stuff From Freecycle:

After you've been approved as a member of your local Freecycle group, you'll receive an email telling you so.

You're now free to visit your local Freecycle group and get free stuff.

Be sure to visit the Files section of the Freecycle yahoo group to read how and where to post to get the free stuff.

Each group operates a little bit differently on how they want you to do things. For instance, some groups may want you to give away something for free before you request free stuff from other members. So make sure you read the rules and browse the posts before requesting any free stuff to make sure that you're following the rules of your group.

How To Give Away Your Stuff for Free at Freecycle:

If you'd like to give away your stuff for free on Freecycle, you're encouraged to do so.

After you've been accepted to your local Freecycle group, you'll want to read the rules on how to give away your stuff. Again, each group operates a little bit differently so be sure to follow the rules.

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