I love FREEGLE and I am always telling people about it. Recently, I moved into a rented house with a rather unloved garden. Thanks to several generous FREEGLERS I now have a rose arch, assorted terracotta and stone plant pots and plants - as well as old jam jars to collect the slugs and snails!. I had a car load of cedar chippings which have been perfect for ground cover. The garden now looks great!
Inside , I have been given a table top, office chair and reading lamp which were perfect for my workspace.
As I unpacked, settled in and saw things I no longer wanted, I FREEGLED all of it... jewellery, mugs and bowls, a slow cooker, plastic plant pots, pieces of perspex, a hose pipe and many useful cardboard boxes with all the bubble wrap from my overseas move.
The best one was finding a little ceramic wall plaque on a dusty shelf. I FREEGLED it to a lady who gave it to a friend who had fond connections to the little local church featured on the plaque.
I have had great fun meeting and chatting with other FREEGLERS. Like the mother and son who collected giant boxes for play projects. The super lady who helped me shovel all the cedar chippings from her front garden. The lady who collected the wall plaque and stayed for a cup of tea.
I always try to send a message thanking people after I have collected an item. I tell them how useful the item is to me. They are usually pleased to hear that it has gone to a good home.
I find great joy in giving things away to people who want them. And as I love finding a bargain too, FREEGLING is part of my life now.
Before I take anything to the Tip, I always ask: "Can I FREEGLE it?"
Try it - it helps you, helps others and also helps reduce waste and landfill.
2 years ago on Gloucester Freegle