‘Buy Nothing’ Facebook groups are great because everything is free! You can find a ton of free goodies, from children’s toys to clothing to furniture, all from your neighbors. Haven’t heard of one before? Here’s what they are and how to join them.
First, go to Facebook and search ‘buy nothing.’ Make sure you select Groups:
In the photo above, you’ll see that under groups you can also search city. Type in your city as well because this works based on your location.
After you do your search, you’ll see which ‘Buy Nothing’ groups exist where you live.
The idea originates from the Buy Nothing Project: Buy Nothing: Give Freely. Share the bounty. Post anything you’d like to give away, lend, or share among neighbors.
So if you want to participate, find a group in your area and ask to join. You may need to fill out some information to be admitted. After you join the group you can share things you want to give away or you can see things your neighbors want to donate.
You will need to comment or message the person about any item you’re interested in, and often multiple people will comment so sometimes it may be hard to get something unless you see it first.
There are other groups as well like BUY-SELL-TRADE, if you want to explore more options in your community.