Green Living – Don’t Bin It, Swap It!

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Spring might be making a late appearance this year, yet I am ready for some decluttering. Beyond Ebay, charity shop and car boot sales, why not try to swap or give your unwanted items making sure as little as possible ends up in landfill. You can also save or earn some money in the meantime. Here is a list of places that can help:

Freecycle: grassroots movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. They are many local groups.

Freegle: similar to Freecycle with 376 local groups in the UK.

Bigwardrobe: go swishing/swapping and  get a whole new wardrobe for free. You can also put your clothes up for sale or buy. Great for pre owned designer clothes that still have some life in them.

Swishing: get advice on how to run your own swish or find a local event where you can swap your clothes for free.

Preloved: buy and sell, Preloved is packed with second hand bargains.

vskips: instead of hiring a real skip you upload your unwanted items to a virtual skip for other people to search and claim. vSkips is completely FREE to use, so you can protect the environment, reduce landfill and save money at the same time.

Read It Swap It: online book swap club. Great for all bookworms out there.

Swap It: UK based, this is an online swapping & trading community aimed at a young audience (6 to 18 years old). Members earn virtual currency swapits for every item they swap. Great to swap CDs, games, consoles, books, gadgets and toys.

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