You Never Know What You’re Going To Find…

…and how people are going to utilize the old “junk” you decide to give away (for FREE) on Freecycle.

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What Goes Around Comes Around…

It’s true.

I’ve given (and gotten!) a bunch of fun things via Freecycle over the past few years.

I’m captioning this one:
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when we first practice
to trade through Freecycle!”

We already had one garden hose. It was serving us quite well. But now that we’re building a log home out in the country, we’ll be needing a couple more.

For example, we’ll have up to 4 hose bibs — most likely, one on each corner of the house. And an old hose is certainly better than NO hose!

Plus, before the house even gets built, there will be a need to use water on the property. And you certainly don’t want construction guys using a brand new one!

I tried all 5 of the hoses that a Freecycler gave me the other day. Three worked perfectly. Two were a little too kinked up to use. For now, all 4 of the good hoses are being stored together in the backyard bin:

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Thanks to Freecycle and its many Freecyclers all over the country for turning trash into treasure and helping thousands of homeowners everywhere.

Sometimes, if you just think outside the box a little bit, you’ll even surprise yourself with all the creative things you can do with junk left lying around the house.

Bonus: In all of that tangled mess of hoses, I found 2 different types of small black rough-textured hoses. I used one of them to cut-to-size some “covers” for the 5-inch corner railings in the back of our Jeep Wrangler.

Why did I need to cover the corner railings? Because they have protruding edges — and they catch on our dog’s dangling tags whenever he’s riding in the back. I used to take his tags off during Jeep rides, but no longer!

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Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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