Imagine this: a world where people gave away things that they didn’t want or need any longer, to people who would have a use for them, on the condition that the item could be collected. Everyone’s happy: the giver has been rid of the unwanted article, and the receiver gets something for nothing, possibly something that they’ve been after for a while. Well, this is already a reality for those who belong to the Freecycle Community, many of which are close to the Magdalen Estate and other areas of South West London.
The initiative has been set up by Yahoo!, and allows for people-who join the groups which are categorised according to the areas of London in which they live-to browse through the lists of goods on offer, and contact sellers directly in order to arrange viewings and collections. In return, they’re expected to offer something to someone else who’s also looking. If you’re a first-time user, you may be surprised about what can be found on the Freecycle sites; furniture, bicycles and other sporting equipment, household appliances and clothing have all been put up for adoption, as it were.
So seek out your local online group today, and get swapping with other locals to the Magdalen Estate– why not let us know the exciting things you find? We look forward to hearing from you!Google+