Freegle

Stories from Freeglers

We love to hear why people Freegle - it keeps our volunteers volunteering, and it helps show new freeglers what it's all about.

So please tell us your story!

 Tell us your story!

Here are some recent stories from freeglers like you...

  • Mum being driven crazy by kids.   Love this

    From a member of Rhondda Cynon Taf Freegle#6652
    Young single mum with very young children asked for a sky box as her's had gone, broken not stolen and as it was the school holidays she was at her wits end she placed an ad for a replacement and I was happy to help as I had just moved and had a new sky box gave her the old one. She and the kids were very happy!
  • Damn Wabbits   Love this

    From a member of Stirling Freegle#6640
    I love freegle. Sneaky rabbits were chomping my crops but the husband is a vegetarian and I’m a pacifist. The rabbits didn't leave when I asked them. Luckily a feeder had posted a humane trap. I can catch them and relocate now. However the rabbits left of their own accord. I’m not freegling the trap in case they return.
  • Wonderful service for all!   Love this

    From a member of Peterborough Freegle#6631
    I've offered a few things, most of which have been taken, but I'm in the unfortunate position of being more of a taker right now, having recently completed my post-grad study and in my time of need we had our fridge/freezer and washing machine break down and cooker really needed replacing too as it was very old and 2 of the hobs didn't work. Luckily I managed to get replaceents for all three in the last couple of months, for the price of the diesel to go get them. This is a wonderful service and I always try to make sure the people I take from know exactly how much of a difference they are making to my life. Thank you to everyone who takes part!
  • Freegle is a great idea   3 love this

    From a member of Stockport Freegle#6586
    Freegle is a great idea, recycling items, it is very useful when clearing the loft. It's amazing how generous people are. I enjoy looking through the posts to see if anything I can give or find.
  • Kindness of folk   5 love this

    From a member of Hove GreenCycle#6538
    This site is amazing, through the generosity of people, things that would normally be discarded and thrown away are being recycled and loved by other people. In this day and age when climate change is an issue, recycling is the answer.
  • Great idea   4 love this

    From a member of Redbridge Freegle#6517
    Love the freegle idea. Used it many times to donate things to local people. Must be a boon to people with tight budgets.
  • GIVING.... HUGE THANKS   5 love this

    From a member of Richmond Upon Thames Freegle#6514
    Giving huge thanks for the kind donations of single mattresses for our Winter Night Shelter. Words cannot begin to explain how much your generosity means to our shelter. It means we can home 14 guests overnight throughout the winter. They are appreciated beyond words. Thank you & God Bless Karen
  • I hate waste, of anything!   3 love this

    From a member of Congleton Freegle#6478
    I try continuously to reuse everything, to avoid landfill of perfectly usuable natural resources. Items made from the precious resources of this limited planet. I cringe passing skips but try to spread the word of freegle to everyone. It is joyous to pass something on to someone who wants it! Smiles and love work too. Keep doing it.
  • Freegle furnished our flat, then we passed it on when we moved.   4 love this

    From a member of Slough Freegle#6457
    10 years ago my husband took a job in Slough, but we were unable to sell our house in Gloucestershire thanks to the recession in 2008/2009. This meant we had to have a flat in Slough during the week, then we trekked back to Glos. on the weekends. We did not want to buy new furniture for the flat, so thankfully Freegle furnished our entire flat, including dining table, chairs, desks, book cases, bedroom furniture, etc. A year later, we finally sold our house and were able to move into a new house in Berkshire. All of the furniture in our flat was given away through Freegle. Thanks Freegle! I still use Freegle all the time. I hate throwing things away, and I always look at Freegle first when I need something for the house.
  • Craft Group   4 love this

    From a member of Coventry Freegle#6412
    I help run a craft group to get people out of their homes, I have had a nice lady give me craft items, and I also live giving stuff away as I hate throwing things away
  • Going, going, gone.   3 love this

    From a member of Rochford and Rayleigh Freegle#6361
    My experience with Freegle has been nothing but positive. Stuff I've posted has been snapped up in a blink and always collected as arranged. No complaints, only praise.
  • Large garden tubs.   3 love this

    From a member of Southport Freegle#5734
    Have been so very grateful, this year have been gifted many pots for my garden. Freeglers are lovely people whom have big hearts. Thank you all those whom give. Leigh
  • Why waste anything   3 love this

    From a member of Hull Freegle#5243
    I use Freegle to find things I am in need of when I don't need to buy full items that I won't use all of (part tins of paint etc) why buy a full tin to use a little and leave the rest on a shelf in the garage, I also never throw anything away as my wife will testify, and always look for what others want just in case it is in my garage, I have gained lots on here and also given lots away my latest being my greenhouse that I no longer used and wanted the space, the gent who took it had been searching for one for a number of years for his allotment and he was delighted with it.
  • Freegle crafter   1 loves this

    From a member of Hastings Freegle#6619
    I am a lover of upcycling and crafting! I make all sorts of things but sew mostly! I’m not professional but I totally love it. Always picking up fabric at boot sales I can make something from People are lovely on here and I enjoy talking to everyone
  • Freegling is just common sense!   1 loves this

    From a member of High Wycombe Freegle#6616
    I first started using Freegle when I came across the site and spotted something I was in need of. I wasn't lucky that time but I did find myself thinking This is brilliant! I wasn't in a very good financial position at that time and for people like me something like Freegle was a really great help. I have been gifted with some really useful things and have been able to give some too. It's so good to know that perfectly useable things aren't being thrown away if someone else can use them. My daughter's first flat was part furnished by Freegle and her kitchen ware entirely supplied by Freegle. I am incredibly anti landfill and senseless waste! I won't say I never buy anything new, that would be a lie. However, wherever possible, I do try to exhaust other possibilities first. This is the only planet we have, it's best taken as much care of as we can!
  • One person’s items are another person’s treasures.   2 love this

    From a member of Bradford on Avon Freegle#6607
    I have been using Freegle for quite some time and have been able to give items I no longer use and also find items that I have been of great use to my family. Unfortunately I’m now in a wheelchair house bound and don’t drive which makes it very difficult for me to collect items but I will always offer people the cost of their fuel if they are able to deliver. My wife and I send items to Africa to be given out to people who have very little in life and find it difficult to put food on the table to feed themselves. The items are given out free we send out all our kids clothing when they have out grown them as well as educational items for schools pens pencils crayons just to mention a few. We have always recycled and encourage are kids to do the same if we keep putting our items in to landfill sites we are destroying our planet for our children’s children. Thanks for reading my post.
  • Want not, waste not!   1 loves this

    From a member of Torfaen Freegle#6604
    I hate to see good and reusable items thrown away or destroyed, I love to see them reused or recycled and reloved!