July 28, 2008

The Denton Freecycle Community

Bargain Hunters! Cheapskates! Freegans! Pack Rats! Neatniks! Slobs!
Clean Freaks! Felix! Oscar! Collectors! Rejectors! Newly Weds! Newly Un-Weds! Reducers! Re-users! Recyclers! This post is for you!

If you’ve got too much stuff or need some more stuff, you need to get to know the Denton Freecycle™ Network where… “One Person’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure!”

Note: That’s their line, not mine. Whatever.

Freecycle is just what it sounds like – a way to find or be rid of stuff – FOR FREE!
100% free – no strings, no catches.
Have a few things cluttering up your home that are too nice to throw away, too few to yard sale, or too random for a charity shop? List them at Denton Freecycle.
Heck list ONE thing.
Folks, I can tell you, from my own experience, nothing is too random to list, and someone will come take it off your hands.
Don’t believe me? I listed 2 floating candles, cinnamon-scented and made in China. I got 5 takers!
A random collection of those free wine glasses you get on vineyard tours? Gone in 60.
Nothing is too big or too small, and someone comes to your door, porch or curb and picks-it-up!

Let’s look at that word ‘cycle’ for a minute. I’ve been stressing the joyous ease with which I’ve unloaded stuff I didn’t want anymore, so much so that I sort of glossed right over the flip side of this endeavor – you can get-free-stuff!!
Sure, maybe my wine glasses and candles don’t float your boat, but what about the old TVs, VHS cassettes, clothes, exercise equipment, furniture etc. that other folks are about to kick to the curb? You might like that…

Seriously y’all, you could reduce your footprint, help your neighbors and score GOOD KARMA all in one neat little post.
Check it out.
Go to http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Dentonfreecycle/
Go to www.freecycle.org and search “Denton” (or your OWN great city!)


Anonymous said...

I am Gary G. Ispoke to this lady on monday 7/21/09.She would not tell me her name. I think youll remember our conversation. Any way I just want to thank you very very much. I am in a wheelchair donated by this organization. I hope my computor skills will improve in future. I would also like to thank the person that donated it to me around May 5th,o9, any way thanks again GOD BLES ALL OF YOU.

-Your Friendly Neighborhood Dentonista said...

I do remember you Gary and I was happy to help.
Now, you've heard it folks - people do want and need the stuff you have to give away. So get into those closets and cupboards and see what you can give free to good homes.
Go on, get some good karma now.