Score Free Stuff on Freecycle
So in the pursuit of frugality, I've recently joined a group called Freecycle. According to the site, it has over 9 million members worldwide, and it provides a great way for folks to easily reuse and recycle items. Here's how it works in a nutshell: you join for free, wait for approval, and then receive notices of what's being offered and what's wanted in your area. So rather than waking up at the crack of dawn on a weekend to hit up yard sales (which also work, but aren't free), you may score a random needed or wanted object.
I've seen bicycles, clothes, furniture, computers, and yard equipment offered on this site, but I'm still waiting for a used desk I can refinish and add to our planned home office. This is a great way to clean out your closets--since organization is also one of our new goals as a family--and de-clutter. It's also a great way to recycle things you don't want without having to lug it to your local dump. Added bonus: you're being more earth-friendly keeping objects out of the landfill! So, you can get rid of things, find things, and feel good about doing something good for the environment!
The nice thing about the daily freecycle email is that you never know what you'll see offered. You could be very surprised at what you find.