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How to get a house full of furniture!!

May 23rd, 2007 at 11:23 am

No matter what your income or your living arrangments, everyone needs furniture!! Some pieces are well worth spending good money on. Other peices of furniture are really not that important. We have spend a great deal of money on classic furniture for our bedroom, living room, and dining room. We have learned over time, that children can break or tear up just about anything. The first time a child carves his name in the foot board of his bed is always fun. Please remember also that at some point the children will move on and away. Two of ours are in college now. One in an apartment and one in a dorm. You will lose their bedroom furniture when the leave, plus they will need furniture for their new home. We found a great way to get furniture free for the circumstances as they arose. We joined a free site called Freecycle.org.
Please remember it is org and not com. The site was designed for people to pass on items and not send them to the dump. It has grown to millinos of members over the years and has expanded over time. Most items are great. People moving, older folks downsizing, and some folks just getting new and passing on used. The site is not just furniture, it is anything. Over the years we have received, twin beds, full size beds, queen bed and mattresses, new bass guitar, lawn mower, shelves, computer games, plants, swing set, kitchen table, etc. We also offer items as well. The site is broken down by state and then by areas or cities. If you have what you need and are getting ready to buy new, please remember this site. Offer your items for free. It will save you time and the earth, by not sending out in the trash. If it is broken, someone out there can fix it for their use. So dont be afraid to offer things that have stopped working. A friend collects bicycles from the site in all kinds of shapes. Some are rusted, others need new spokes, tires, etc. The bikes go to the local jaycees whom fix them or use them for parts. Each year they supply over 300 NEW bikes to kids for Christmas. I hope this has given you a few ideas on how to help yourself or others. Kisses

4 Responses to “How to get a house full of furniture!!”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    Welcome, and great first post!

    We have not spent much on any of the furniture in our home. So much nice stuff to be had free and used. Wink
    & I LOVE Freecycle myself.

  2. JanH Says:

    Welcome!

  3. Shannon Says:

    Thanks for the info! I actually checked out that site a long time ago and have since forgotten about it, so am glad I read your blog and got reminded of it!!

    I was also reading your response to butthole John on the great sex blog and noticed that we have something in common. Our youngest 2 out of our 8 children are also 3 and 4 yrs old and we also refer to them as "the babies."
    Our children's ages are 13,12,10,7,7,6,4,and 3. I was wondering how many of yours are girls and boys? We have 7 boys and one girl. We have always referred to them in four groups by the way they stick together: The two terds (Our 12 and 13 yr. olds), the princess (the 10 yr.old ONLY GIRL!), the 3 stooges (the 7,7, and 6 yr. olds), and of course, "The babies."

    I am a Chez Ami sales consultant (the Patsy Aiken line of children's clothes) and am just starting to build my business. If you do not already have a consultant, would you mind if I sent you a catalog? Thanks and I appreciate any financial advice you give on your blog!!

  4. momandmurray Says:

    We have four girls and three boys. Their names all start with K, but each has a nickname. Love Bunny, Sweetie Petie, Princess Love Bug, KadE Bug, Super Kooper, Punkin Head, and Sugar Bean. You can send a catalog and I will pass on to the friends that buy kids clothing.

    The older five refer to our 3 and 4 year old as "the babies", but never in front of them. God forbid, you call them a baby. GEEEEEE they are all grown up!! Just ask them!!

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