We typically Freecycle things we don't need, offer them to a friend, take the to a swap, or keep them in the attic until we do need them. I like the idea of repurposing, but for me, this usually just consists of using junk mail as scrap paper or using glass pickle jars to store my own soups. I'm not actually handy or crafty, and neither is my husband.
Here are some items that no one on Freecycle wants, I am confident none of my friends would want, and which I can't imagine us ever needing, ourselves. Can you tell me what you would do with them?
Two clothing racks, about five feet wide each, that constantly fell apart, bent in places, and had to be repaired with duct tape. They are not completely unusable, if someone has light clothing, doesn't mind things being a little ugly, is willing to add another roll or two of duct tape to each one, but we have already replaced them with a permanent pole in the room where I keep my clothing. I was just sick of picking all of my clothing off the floor and adding new duct tape. I am inclined to send this to a landfill, as terrible as it sounds.
An coffee maker (not especially nice-looking, but works), to which we broke the glass carafe. We searched for a replacement carafe, but did not find one, and bought a stainless steel coffeemaker, instead. We actually accumulated two of these carafe-less coffee makers, and managed to move on on Freecycle, but this one isn't budging. I'm inclined to just put it in the attic and try to Freecycle it again later, or possibly look for another carafe for it again later, if the stainless steel one stops working.
Two chipped mugs. We have plenty of non-chipped mugs, and I don't like putting my mouth on the chipped rims. Apparently, everyone on Freecycle feels the same way. I am inclined to trash these.
All suggestions are welcome, but I would especially love suggestions that didn't involve me taking on a big project. Thanks!