They say nothing in life is free. However, if you are the thrifty type, a bit of determination will prove that wrong. (If you have a baby, you should read my rules for Free and Low Cost Baby Items ) If you have internet access, you can find free things without climbing through Lakeland dumpster rental and picking up items from the curb. All you have to do is be connected to the internet and voila, you can now find useful things that you can get for free.
Free Vacation Accommodations:
we all know about getting a free hotel or condominium stay in exchange for sitting through a five-hour presentation where you are badgered to purchase a time-share that you don’t want or need. For many, it is not worth the time spent locked in a room with an aggressive sales person. You can however; get accommodations free of charge in you let someone stay in your home while you stay in theirs. There are several apartment swap membership sites you can use but exchangehomeoi.com is completely free of charge and allows you to swap homes in the United States. The only cost you might incur is to clean your own house to prepare it for the unsupervised guests who will swap with you.
If your kids are anything like mine, losing books in the most unlikely places, the library is far from free. Sometimes I feel like we alone have turned them into a for-profit business. However, if you get free books through bookmooch.com, you will only pay when you mail a used book to a new person when you are ready to give it up. If you get a book and decide you want to keep it forever, or if your kid loses it, you will not be fined.
Free tech support:
Tech support can be aggravating at best, and be very expensive if you give up and go find a local person to help you with your computer. However, free tech support is available at help.protonic.com. Protonic.com members provide online clients with free, high-quality tech support. (They don’t run ads on their site, but do accept donations.)
Free furniture, clothing, and home items:
Free furniture and home items don’t have to be found on the street, although two of my favorite pieces were. You can get hold of these items before they ever hit the curb by joining freecycle.org. Freecycle is an online community where users join the local chapter and let others know when they have an item that needs to go. The site can be a bit overwhelmed and overwhelming at times. My only problem with the site is that you are going to the homes of members and they are coming to yours. But you never know; you could make great friends.
If you are not too tied to brand name with it comes to makeup, skin care, fabric softener and such, you will want to try out the samples section of thefreesite.com.
You can find free items in many forms from a free copy of the Quran to a Lactose sample or a free diaper bag and Wal-Mart samples. The only downside here is that your junk mail will certainly increase. If this happens to you, here are 18 Things You Can Do with Junk Mail!