Posted: 12/06/2016 at 22:08
I've not used freecycle, but a lot of mother in laws furniture went that way. When I got married the first time, the only new thing we had was a bed. everything else came via family. It seemed to be a good excuse for someone to have a new fridge, remodel the living room, get a new dining suite etc. As I got on my feet and had new, the still functioning stuff went to another member of the family. (big family, my mum was one of seven and I have 18 cousins.) Its odd going to a relatives, and seeing the table that was donated to me as a student in Manchester, came home in the back of a morris minor, went to my first house, then to my sisters, and then to a cousin.