Marianne Bailey Feb 27, 2023
I recently sold all my furniture and when I went to rebuy things, Covid had hit and things were taking months and months to get produced and get delivered. Plus, things were becoming more expensive. What was I to do? Facebook Marketplace and Facebook Buy Nothing groups became my best friends!
Buy Nothing groups are wonderful. Need to declutter? You can list things on there that you are trying to get rid of and most of them are VERY local so it gives you a chance to get to know your neighbors. It also gives you a chance to give to those in need. Is that need for you? You can ask for things you need as well. I almost always stop and ask for something on there before ordering it on Amazon or going to the store. You never know what people are willing to give to others simply because they aren’t using it anymore.
People have given me: a dresser, a bookshelf, another storage type of shelf, curtains, a leather recliner chair, more curtains, tomatoes, tablets (to give away to seniors in need), curtain rods, apple corers, and so much more!
I’ve given away: a computer desk chair, clothes, purses/bags, a homemade quilt, a bike, a desk, hair care products, a wifi thermostat, and so much more!
What’s nice about Buy Nothing is, you don’t have to accept the first person who asks for it. You can say, “I’ll choose someone tomorrow night based on your answers” or you can ask a question. For example: You are giving away some pots and pan. You can ask, “What is your favorite thing to cook?” This gives people a chance to know those people a bit (they will often say things like ‘I had that last night!’ and start a conversation based on common likes) and it gives you things to base giving your gifts to people on. It also gives the people who aren’t sitting at their computer on Facebook all day a chance at receiving as well. It can be fun receiving AND decluttering! Do you belong to your local Buy Nothing group? Leave a comment below and let me know what you like about yours!
Here’s a video showing you what it’s like. Please follow me on Youtube and give me a like. Thank you so much!
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