You're probably thinking what I was thinking the first time I heard this too. "What? Who just gives stuff away? I bet these things are in terrible condition!" And, let me be honest, some of it is, in the harshest of terms, junk. But, if you're willing to sift through posts and pictures, its so worth it! John and I are a testament to Craigslist and here's why....
John and I came out here with what we could fit in our cars, seeing as how a U-Haul was going to be several thousand dollars. Now, we both drive SUV's but still, that's not a lot of room for 24 years worth of things. So, needless to say only the clothes, shoes and computer could come, and even then my car was packed to the brim! (I'm not going to tell you that I had 4 boxes of clothes, 3 boxes of shoes, and 2 boxes of scarves/purses!) Hey! Do not judge! Anyway, we slept on the floor for a week, then my mom mailed me an air mattress (she's so sweet!) and I totally felt bad because John was still on the floor! So, I jumped on Craigslist one day and saw a bed for free. I drove as fast as I could and sure enough there it was, in all it's glory, a bed... for free! This started the craze. We have now completely furnished our ENTIRE apartment for FREE!! I'm pretty proud!
Ok.. So neither of these came from Criagslist but they were both free so I thought
it counted! The TV we found outside our apartment and the stand was also found on the street, just a few blocks from our apartment.