I do love that saying – One mans trash is another man’s treasure!
It never fails to astound me just how true that really is as we’ve learned at the various car boot sales that we’ve done over the years. The things we think will never sell in a million years are often the things that sell first and make the most money! I shared my tips for having a successful car boot sale a little while ago and if you’re in the mood, this weekend actually looks like it’ll be a great time to do one weather wise!
But my post today isn’t about having a car boot sale, or even making money from your unwanted things. It’s about finding new homes for them – the things you can’t or don’t want to sell.
Maybe you think no-one would buy them or even want them. You might not have the time or energy to sell the things but you no longer need or want them so you may as well get rid of them and reclaim some space! And while you’re at it, you can help someone else in the process so you get to declutter and feel good….
Have you guessed what I’m going to rave about today?
I love Freecycle but for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, it’s a network of online communities spread right across the UK. You sign up (which takes about 30 seconds), choose your local group and then you just post on there the things you’re getting rid of. You can also post wanted ads on there as well which is great if you’re looking for something specific.
Last night I listed a bed, a small fish tank, an overlocker, some suitcases filled with car boot sale stuff and a child’s Trunki on there along with a rabbit hutch that has definitely seen better days. So far, the rabbit hutch has been collected and I have people coming to pick up everything except the bed and even that I have someone interested.
I’ve cleared out so much space in my garage that you can actually move in there now – that’s a great start to my lovely four day weekend off work. I’m off to steam clean now 😉