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Thursday 19 December 2019

Do you know you can furnish your home with great quality preloved items? It is easier than ever to find fantastic bargains from people or furniture projects in your local area.

Find items at your local Furniture Project

In Essex we are lucky to have a number of furniture project shops to choose from. More and more of us are purchasing high quality items for a great price. By purchasing items from these shops you will not only be making your money go further, but supporting a variety of good causes in your local community.

Find items using Freegle

Freegle is an online platform that helps people give and get items for free in your local community. It is a great way to support local people and save items from being thrown away.  You can find almost any item using Freegle from furniture and clothes, to toys, garden ornaments and even rubble. Sign-up to your local group to give it a try today.

Visit your local charity shops

We have a fantastic number of charity shops in Essex supporting a wide range of great causes. If you are searching for a great price or are just in need of some retail therapy, then pay your local store a visit.  

Visit your local boot sale

Summer is the perfect time of year to visit a boot sale if you are looking for toys, clothes, tools or even a nice day out. Your local boot sale is a great family activity.

Search for preloved items online

We are now more connected than ever. With the world at our fingertips we can pass on almost anything. Popular social media platforms and well-known selling and auction websites make it easy for us to find someone with the item you want. You may not even need to leave home.

Essex County Council cannot be responsible for the safety or description applied to any products supplied via our partners reuse/ recycling websites. We would strongly recommend that anyone wishing to obtain goods via this route seek advice on how to check the safety of consumer items.