Am I still busy getting freebies over here? You betcha!
1. I got a free wall mirror for my bedroom
I wasn’t exactly looking for one, but I was keeping an eye out for things to hang on my empty bedroom walls.
So when a mirror popped up with a reddish-finish frame (like my free bed and dresser), Zoe and I drove over to pick it up.
(In case you are wondering about the gas money related to me picking up these freebies: they’re all fairly close by. AND despite the high gas prices, I am happy to drive right now because Zoe and I are feverishly working to get her required driving hours in this summer. 😉 )
2. I got a free chair from Facebook Marketplace
I’m working on furnishing a little den downstairs for Zoe, so when I saw a free faux leather chair pop up on Facebook, I sent a request over.
It was a little dirty, and it smelled like it had been sitting next to a pot of bubbling stew…sort of a tomato-onion smell. But I left it out in my carport for a few weeks to air out and then gave it a thorough scrub-down. Now it’s clean and fresh-smelling!
I would probably not buy this chair new; I hate purchasing faux leather because I know it will last such a short while.
But since it was free, I really do not care. However long it lasts is fine.
3. I sold three treasure house mugs
There were three 1999 Kahlua branded mugs that seemed to go together, so I listed them on eBay. Much to my surprise, they sold in a few days.
The shipping supplies I used:
- a hard box that my bobblehead had come in (scroll down in this post to see the bobblehead!)
- a cardboard box left from our move
- wadded newspaper from the free local monthly paper
- bubble wrap from my eBay-purchased electric kettle
4. I sold some Build-a-Bear clothes
My kids have obviously outgrown this stage of life, but we still had some random Build-a-Bear clothes hanging around. So, I listed them on eBay and gave the money to Zoe when they sold. 🙂
5. I got some vacuum accessories from eBay
I left my original Miele Twist vacuum at the house when I moved out, but I did want one for here at my rental. Unfortunately, Miele no longer makes this model.
But someone on eBay was selling a refurbished model, and I bought it. It was missing some accessories, so I just hopped back onto eBay and found someone selling them.
The vacuum itself came in a huge box, with lots of packing peanuts. But happily, I was able to give away both the box and the packing peanuts the same day.
Anyway, now my vacuum situation is all taken care of.