What is ReUseIt?
The ReUseIt Network is an on-line forum that serves as a tool to make connections between
community members who want to help each other, themselves, and their environment. In a
disposable society where many items are discarded long before they have actually outlived
their use, The ReUseIt Network helps get things from people who have them but don't want
them to people who want them but don't have them.
Our goal is to find new uses for unwanted items that would otherwise be thrown into
the trash. The primary benefit is that it reduces the amount of reusable items that end up
in the trash with a secondary benefit of reducing the overall amount of items thrown into
landfills. Reusing items not only cuts down on goods in landfills, but also helps reduce
the strain on our natural resources by keeping useable items in circulation, reducing the
need to manufacture additional goods.
The ReUseIt Network also provides an opportunity for those looking for an item to ask
for it. Requests for items may jog the memory of someone who has an unused item stashed in
the garage or basement waiting to be used. It is a great way to help get rid of those things
which we may have forgotten, giving every member the chance to ReUseIt! All transactions
must be free, legal, and family-friendly.
How Does ReUseIt Work?
Find and join your local group to start reducing clutter in your space and helping
someone else acquire what they are looking for! Simply list the item that you wish to
give away and wait for someone to respond saying that he or she is interested in taking
the item. Some people like to wait 24 hours before selecting the person to whom the item
will be given. Others simply go with the first person who answers. How you choose is up to you.
Items don't have to be in pristine condition, and in some cases can be non-working. Some
people like to tinker with the odd appliance, refinish furniture, or need a part to make
something work. You may have just what they are looking for! This is a great opportunity
to offer or ask for things that may be out of date, out of style, or out of circulation.
We do ask that you be honest and up-front about the condition of all items offered.
How Do I Get Started?
Simply find a local group in your area and join. If there isn't a local group in your
area, feel free to contact us and we can help you establish one. It's easy to do and there are
a lot of experienced moderators here to help you start a group in your area or get your current
one linked to The ReUseIt Network.