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Real Estate Appraiser with Appraisal Pros in Texas

As an appraiser in the Huntsville Texas and surrounding areas I am all over on a weekly basis.  Often times I see properties with castoff furniture, appliances and miscellaneous items on the curb or yard waiting for the trash company to come and pick them up.

I always wonder if the people know there is an organization called freecycle?  www.freecycle.orq   It is a great organization and they perform such a terrific service to our communities all over the country.  Not all areas have a local group so you join the one closest to you..well, you do that any way.  I belong to the Huntsville TX freecycle but it serves the local areas too, like Trinity, New Waverly, and more...

Freecycle is a place online where you can post items you would like to give away.  You can also find items you might need or you can post a small ad requesting whatever that item is.  For instance, I was able to inherit two two drawer filing cabinets for my office.  When I was getting ready for my move to Texas I was able to "freecycle"  many things that I knew I couldn't bring.  I was able to get lots of boxes and packaging materials for my move and then I promptly freecycled them when I was all moved in...

How can anyone lose with freecycle?  It's good for our landfills because things are getting reused instead of dumped. People who could use that old couch, rug, desk or chairs..well, you name it and it could be on freecycle... It is good for people who can really use something for free and of course good for you if you want to dispose of something.

There are rules for freecycling so besure to read those...you can't post anything illegal, of course...do read the rules. And there is a certain ettiquete you must follow...like honoring your appointment when you are picking up...bring your own truck and helpers when picking up heavy items because most people won't help lift or deliver...


Anyway....check it out...it's an idea whose time has come...good for you and me and good for the earth!  www.freecycle.org


Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Alisa---I never heard of freecycle.com so thanks for sharing.    

Nov 14, 2010 08:24 AM
Alisa McKeel Willson
Appraisal Pros in Texas - Huntsville, TX
Certified Res. Appraiser

Michael, I've benefitted from freecycle many times and feel like it is such a good thing for everyone.

Nov 15, 2010 12:13 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I have never heard of them, but will check it out! Thanks so much! 

Nov 22, 2010 10:43 AM