Jeremy just got off the phone arranging to pick up a railing tomorrow for our upstairs renovation. He's been looking at the Re-Use Center and local building supply stores and it was going to cost around $180 to get a simple 4 to 5 foot long railing for the top of the stairs. Crazy! A quick visit to Craigslist produced a perfect match for us, at only $10.
This started me thinking of all the other things we'd gotten from Craigslist over the past year:
- all the brick pavers for our path;
- plywood for our chicken coop;
- wooden crates/boxes that we used in our root cellar;
- fabric for sewing projects;
- our rain barrels;
- our temporary refrigerator (which we sold back to craigslist after a month!);
- an outdoor light (which we have yet to install!);
- tools like our sawsall, sander, compound mitre saw, table saw, drill, socket sets, clamps, wheelbarrow, shovel, shop light;
- our new claw foot bathtub (which lives in the garage till we get to the bathroom remodel);
- and a Christmas present or two which I can't talk about yet.
I'm just sure I'm missing a few other things. I should also say how thankful we are for Savers and Value Village, the Re-Use Center, and various friends, family, and strangers who have passed things on that they didn't want anymore.
Yay for re-using, re-gifting, re-selling, and recycling!