10 March, 2008

Craigslist Giveaway

After reading how Jennifer at Tiny Old House traded her washer and dryer through Craigslist, I thought I'd use the Web site to try to get rid of some of the junk left behind by the previous owners. So I posted this TV stand. We had specifically mentioned it on the list of stuff we didn't want to see left in the house after we closed, and it made it as far as the back porch but not all the way out. Grrr.

Although covered in dust, it's in decent enough shape. We just can't use it, don't want it, and don't want to throw it away. So I listed it under free stuff and put it outside by the garage, declaring "first come, first served." Within five minutes, I had eight e-mail inquiries, and within an hour, someone pulled up and took it away. Craigslist so rocks.


Marilyn said...

Craigslist is great for that, Joanne.

Before moving, we gave away an old twin bed the same way - and right after moving, we were drowning in huge, flattened cardboard boxes. A friend suggested posting a "use our boxes" ad on Craigslist, and it worked - within hours, people pulled up to "recycle" our clean moving boxes and packing paper. A great idea!

Joanne said...

What a great idea! We were debating if we were ever really going to use our boxes and paper again. I think I'll try that.

Jennifer said...

Awesome! I'm always giving stuff away... found a home for 2 beat up hollow core doors, even!