- OFFER: baby clothes OR mop head OR rocker/recliner OR just about anything else (Location)
- WANTED: women's size 8 boots OR music stand OR queen size bed OR whatever (Location)
Members who are interested in what you have to offer reply to your email and you arrange a time for them to pickup your whatsit. Or if you spot an offer you're interested in, you reply to that person to see if it's still available, and if they pick you (because other people may be emailing about that whatsit, too), you ask when you can pick it up. All very easy. It can be as secure as you want, too--you can always arrange to deliver your Freecycled whatsit at a neutral location rather than at your house.
Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (bless 'em!) and membership is free. To sign up, search Yahoo! Groups with keywords "freecycle" and the name of your town, or go to the main Freecycle website at http://www.freecycle.org/ and either type your city & state in the search box or click "Browse Groups" above the search box.
It's a great way to get otherwise-useful crap out of your house! And, hey, if there's not a Freecycle group in your town, maybe you can start one. Go to Freecycle.org to find out how. :)