Monday, May 24, 2010

RRR Spotlight: How to Get Free Furniture

     Sounds too good to be true, but it really isn't. Last week I got a nice, clean, beautiful wooden bookcase for $5. Even at the cheapest retail locations (ie Target or Christmas Tree Shop) this peice of furniture would still be $40-$50, so how did I score furniture for 90% off the original price? Its surprisingly easy...and green! Besides curbside giveaways and springtime yard sales, there are two major online sources for free or outrageously cheap furniture.

1) Freecycle Freecycle is a yahoo group in which 10,000 boston residents e-mail about items they are giving away. Each e-mail comes with the neighborhood in which the item is located so pick-up can be easily arranged.
2) Craigslist This is the more obvious choice, but still, there are some great things on there. When people need to move, and have to get rid of their stuff fast, craigslist is the easiest way to do it! In fact, I just bought this huge mirror off craigslist for $10, and get this, I have to walk less than a quarter of a mile to get it!

Lets face it, craigslist may be the world's easiest way to REDUCE, REUSE, & RECYCLE!

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