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!

"Win-win situation every time" 8

I've never claimed anything but have given quite a bit - everything from an electric lawnmower, a brand new unused child's cot to a collection of oldfashioned board games and a bag of assorted buttons. What really pleases me (apart from the freeing up of space in our tiny retirement bungalow) is that stuff that meant something to me has gone to someone who really appreciates it. The cot went to a women's refuge, for example, and the board games to an old people's home. Win-win
7 days ago on Bath Freegle #6954

"There is no downside to Freegling" 7


I have to say I have not received Freegle products but giving away yes all the time. It never ceases to please me the variety of items people want. I have given away pictures, ink cartridges, curtain poles, crockery, a washing basket and a bin. I also love hearing why people want stuff from stuff for uni to changing the style of a room. I don't do it often but when I do it has been 100% successful.
8 days ago on Ascot Freegle #7015

"One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!" 9

I freegle because I want to try to be more sustainable. I’ve given away loads of quality furniture which was far too big for my current house. I suppose I could have sold it, but it’s much nicer to be able to help someone else out. I’ve also received things that have helped me out during lean times. It’s the way things should be ..... helping each other. Just do it and feel the love 💕
8 days ago on Newquay Freegle #7043

"Go getting granny, upcycler and carpenter!" 7

Having been a single parent for many years you get very good at second (3rd 4th 5th) hand stuff!! Hand me downs. We were always passing things on in our family and community. Sharing food too sometimes when times were really bad. And I see it's getting that way for people now. I'm happy to help and never too.proud to ask for or accept help. I'm always on the lookout for things me or my family/friends need or can make good use of. I'm a keen carpenter and am always looking for old, quality wood working tools, and upcycling projects.
8 days ago on Kingston upon Thames Freegle #7062

"I abhor waste and love gifting " 8


I’ve met some lovely people- I’ve gifted things I can never use again and often pop into Freegle at just the right moment! My cooker broke at Christmas, I was gifted a steamer that will save Christmas dinner! That’s just one of many - I’m doing my bit and meeting like minded people- a fantastic way to bring communities together and help our planet.
8 days ago on Wimborne Freegle #7077

"I just want to help." 5

It's as simple as my title tbh I love to be of use and to help others. It makes me feel happy knowing that in some simple way I've managed to make someones life easier if only for an hour in a day.
8 days ago on Trafford Freegle #7083

"Can’t bear waste and love to help others" 8


Hi, thanks to Freegle my animals now have a source of eucalyptus rape seed straw, I don’t throw anything out, try to recycle as many ways as I can, even to making compost, which then needs a home too. I walk guide dog puppies, eat a healthy diet, don’t drink alcohol anymore, do explorer scouts . Often have found things in my porch to recycle in some way because people know I am good at rehoming things.
8 days ago on Warrington Freegle #7086

"Love to reuse things" 7


We wanted to get rid of our rhubarb plant after we bought our house. I offer it to Freegle members, as I hated the idea of throwing it in the garden bin. I received so many responses that I splitted the plant in about 30 viable little plants. We left it in the front garden and in two days they were all taken away. Few years ago, I needed some knitting needles and a Freegle member kindly offered me an Asda bag full of knitting needles which she inherited from different family members. Since then , I gave some of the knitting needles to other friends. Thank you, Freegle.
8 days ago on Nottingham Freegle #7095

"Sharing is caring😁" 10

I freegle because in the past I have been in a position were I have been helped by friends or family. I will never forget what it felt like to not be able to provide the basics, needed when starting out in a hostel as a teenager. I hate the idea of decent items being thrown out and discarded, when their are people desperate for furniture clothing etc. Working in a school, I have been helped by several members of this group, for clothing for our students. When I can, I like to return the favour.
8 days ago on Liverpool Recycle #7098

"This is what I do with everything now." 7

I have been Freegling for a long long (way back when it was Freecycle). When I was a new driver, I was gifted a car through the Reading group. Since then I have given away 2 cars, it's just what I do with them now, so much better than scrapping working vehicles! I choose Freegle over selling things on Ebay too, it's so much easier and the value of giving is far beyond anything money can give you.
8 days ago on Runnymede Freegle #7104

"Stompa Bed" 6

I ran out of money for my daughters bedroom furniture when I found a blue mid stompa bed on this wonderful site. Painted it pink and Bobs your uncle - she loves it and so does everyone else, and it was free!! Fantastic.
8 days ago on Thurrock Freegle #7122

"Not as able as I used to be...." 1

Hi All! I feel embarrassed doing this but I don't know where else to turn. This is more of a request for free help, not free items. I used to be able to do most of my diy jobs and be creative. Unfortunately, I now cannot complete a lot of my tasks, due to mental and physical restrictions. I know what to do but struggle and take forever to complete anything. The tasks that are partially done(or not even started) are fairly big jobs, maybe more than general diy. I don't like the thought of cowboys charging the earth, so, If there is anybody that may be able to help a little, or recommend somebody, I would be extremely grateful. I don't expect something for nothing, so can pay for materials and/or time etc... and would be happy to help with your tasks in return. King regards Sandy
10 days ago on Salford Freegle #7155

"I love upcycle" 1

I love upcycle all sorts to people
10 days ago on Swindon Freegle #7158

"I'm Nyasha, and I'm new to Freegle! " 3

I work for a charity and first found out about Freegle by receiving the weekly volunteering updates, and posting some opportunities myself! Since then, I've loved how friendly the community is, and having a way to share with others and pass on things I'm not using, rather than constantly buying more or throwing stuff away!
10 days ago on Oxford Freegle #7161

"I'm new to freegle and here's why I love it ... Join us! " 4

What a wondeful way to recycle unwanted stuff. A very friendly community who are kind and genuinely passionate about the environment.Thanks freeglers for caring ♥️
10 days ago on Manchester GreenCycle #7164

"Wanted crochers, knitters or yarn" 2


I run a pod called https://www.facebook.com/blanketsforthehomelesscleethorpes/ I have a few people making 6 inch squares and send them to me. I sew them into blankets and take to the homeless. They can be any pattern any yarn. As long at they are 6 inchs. If you have yarn in the back of your cupboards and dont know what to do with it. I will accept that too. I am making hygiene bags up for the homeless, wipes toothpaste and brush, hair brushes etc. Anything can help there is more homeless then people think out there. Thank you for reading. You can find me on facebook with the link above.
10 days ago on Grimsby Freegle #7167

"Charity event" 2

Hi if anyone has any cake stands they no longer want I would love them as I organise a charity tea party every year for Willowbrook hospice in St Helens
10 days ago on St Helens Borough Freegle #7140

"Its hip to not tip n skip" 2

I started re cycling roughly 4 years ago after seeing so many people with very little or nothing i decided to help & love the sense of giving when "EG" a person has maybe only £5 left & there kettle or toast breaks & i can help replace that old broken toaster & just maybe that £5 was to feed the children ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Giving comes around i am not bible basher but the old saying is true You Reap What you sow
10 days ago on Oldham Freegle #7143

"Waste not want not" 3


I’m very much of the attitude that, if there’s a chance someone can make use of it, I’d rather give things away than throw it away. There’s too much waste and petty selfishness in the world. So I like to think a small act of kindness goes a long way.
10 days ago on Fareham Freegle #7149

"I reuse and remake.at lower brynamman mens shed" 4


I go to mens shed at sa181su 3 days a week tue wed thurs. I am remaking garden benches at present.but because of the machinery and expertise at the shed there are no bounderies to what can be made or repaired We welcome new members male and female.and gifts of good timber and cast iron benchends..contact me.pop in for a cuppa.10am to 1.30pm.tue wed thurs.ysgol y glynn sa181su...thanks..Ken
10 days ago on Swansea Freegle #7152

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