Forever A Cupid

Finding myself one blog post at a time.

reduce, reuse & recycle and SCORE!

Posted by Allison on September 19, 2010

Why don’t more people freecycle?  Really, I just don’t understand.  When ever I have crap to throw away I always but it on freecycle first to see if there is someone out there that could use it.  Better someone’s house than the landfill.  And I have got some dream things off of freecycle.  I don’t use it as much as I should but every once in awhile I strike gold.  The landlord of this place provided a vacuum but it’s crap.  And it’s so old and useless I didn’t even bother to clean it to see if I could get better suction out of it.  So I checked online and the price of vacuums are actually quite reasonable over here.  But then I remembered that I had joined the local freecycle group on yahoo.  So I gave it a shot.  Posted that I was looking for a vacuum and heard nothing for 2 days.  Then I got an email from someone saying they have a canister Dyson that shuts off after 20 minutes of vacuuming.  Okay so A, I never vacuum for more than 20 minutes and B, it’s a DYSON.  So this morning Miss Thing and I took the bus over to gather it up.

Here it is on the steps of it’s old owners house.

It was filthy but I wasn’t worried.

Miss Thing got to cleaning with de-greaser and elbow grease.  (I supervised and cleaned out the clogged head)

Here she is our New to Us vacuum!  Works like a charm.  Nothing a good cleaning couldn’t fix.  And it was FREE!   I mean, really, even if it lasts another year it’s sooo worth it.

Oh and Mr. Magoo got an award at school this week.  His award was for co-operation, confidence & curiosity!  And yes, the award is called a “Woody”.  Which although HILARIOUS to us Canadians, does not mean the same thing over here….

4 Responses to “reduce, reuse & recycle and SCORE!”

  1. Erin said

    We don’t even have freecycle here

  2. becks said

    Ive never heard of this site! did you use it in Germany? The base her has a reuse center which I guess is the same thing. I got a free bouncer for AJ and it’s perfect. ive also dropped off a ton of stuff there too. I think it’s a great idea! And you have a DYSON! lucky.

    • Allison said

      I never used it in Germany but there is one in Mannheim, I figured with the language it would be too tough. I’m right back on it here though, LOVE freecycle!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: