Get and Give Free Stuff with the FreeCycle Network

Home Stager

Is it time for you to do some de-cluttering?  Here's a great way to get rid of stuff you no longer want or need!  

Check out your local Freecycle network.  It's a non-profit group of millions of people giving and getting all kinds of stuff for FREE in their towns.  The best part is keeping your unwanted items out of landfills. Go to to find a Freecycle Network near you. 

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Karen Bernetti is a Real Estate Stager, Former Realtor®, Author, Speaker, and Owner of Staging4Smooth Transitions - specializing in assisting seniors with their downsize moves and offering Home2Home Transitions seminars. Karen is also the Social Media Manager and Administrative Coordinator for Prudential CT Realty, in Madison, CT and Co-creator of the Ready2Sellin30Days System - an interactive multi-media program teaching do-it-yourself homeowners EVERYHTING they need to know about preparing a home for sale. Stay up to date on the latest staging and home decor trends by visiting Karen & Ann's Home Sale Success Blog.  


Comments (10)

Margo Currie
Exit 1 Stop Realty - Saint Augustine Beach, FL

Thanks, Karen. You can believe I'll be checking Freecycle out as soon as I log off AR.

Jun 30, 2011 01:33 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Karen - Great reminder about this! I've talked to some of my clients about it, and they've had very positive experiences using it.

Jun 30, 2011 01:34 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Karen- i'm going to check this out!  It's way past time that we become responsible for the "stuff" we collect and buy and not dump it off in the Landfills.   Tweeting your post!

Jun 30, 2011 01:44 AM
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

Thank You - Thank You and Thank You!   Wishing all of you a very happy July 4th holiday weekend! 


Jun 30, 2011 01:47 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Karen, thank you for the website, I did not know that such a website existed.

Jun 30, 2011 03:51 AM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Karen, I hadn't heard of this group, but will certainly check it out. 

Also, I want to sign up for 101 tips for preparing your home for sale.... but couldn't find where to click.  I'll go to your newsletter section.  But, if not, please let me know how to sign up - I just know it's going to be very valuable, worthwhile information and can't wait to read it.

Jun 30, 2011 04:23 AM
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

Karen....great suggestion.  I've "purged" a lot of things from my home via Freecycle!

Jun 30, 2011 04:56 AM
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

Freecycle sounds like a great organization.  I'm checking it out.

Jun 30, 2011 03:35 PM
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

George - last time I checked there were a couple of groups here in CT

Juli - it's not on our website just yet, still working on that AND the digital ebook version as well.  Thanks for signing up for our newsletter - we'll let you know as soon as this is ready to go - we're almost there. 

Christing - you know what they say about one's person's trash ....

Kay - I hope youfind one in your area


Jul 03, 2011 06:27 AM
Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

Hi Karen - I am a big advocate of FreeCycle. There is no faster way to get rid of stuff--I've had people pick up stuff within a half hour of posting!  No packing, no loading it in your car--just open the garage door and they haul it away!

Jul 05, 2011 01:39 AM