I shared with you last week that my husband has scored us hundreds of dollars of quality free items through Freecycle. I honestly leave this part of saving money entirely all to Wes. He takes great delight in the thrill of the hunt (as you will soon see). So I begged him to asked him nicely if he would write a post sharing the secrets of Freecycle. Here is Part 1:
Freecycle.org is my hunting grounds…email is my weapon of choice…I’m a bargain hunter.
So I was deal hunting on Freecycle.org the other day and I bagged my biggest find yet!
My buddy Randy showed up my door before I had a chance to down the rest of my re-heated-on-the-fly-last-minute-spaghetti dinner.* I invited him in, grabbed my gear, and we headed south for 10 minutes. We talked anxiously about the hunt as I filled him in on the details, strategizing about how to best handle our prey and how great it would be to enjoy the spoils of our hunt.
We pulled into my new friend Kim’s driveway, a few quick emails and 15 seconds on the phone to tell her we were about a mile away from her house made us fast friends. Kim was in need so Randy and I arrived to save the day. When we showed up at her house, she let us in the front door, and there it was! For months I had been hunting for a TV/Media Armoire that would hide our TV and unsightly wires from company.
Kim, it seems, needed to get rid of her solid wood TV Armoire before her new furniture arrived. I had a need — it was a perfect match. We strategized for a few minutes as to how to remove the armoire from Kim’s living room without scratching up her hardwood floor. An hour and 974 lbs later (ok, it only felt like 974lbs) we had bagged our TV Armoire.
*Editor’s note: I can’t seem to remember why the usual gourmet dinner wasn’t waiting for him when he got home!