Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Tribute to Craigslist

Have you ever wasted some time on Craigslist?  Let me tell you, you could start looking for things that you never even knew you "needed" :).  My love relationship with Craigslist matured when I moved to Chicago.  I don't really know why that is - probably lots of reasons: I was going to need to furnish a new apartment on a budget; this is a big city so there are lots of things listed in the Chicago area and lastly, because I have a lot of time on my hands.

I've only actually purchased 3 things off of Craigslist, but I feel like after those purchases I was convinced that this website was the

Our apartment that we live in was found by my friend Amy via Craigslist.  Good job Amy!  She found it the minute it was posted and we were the first people to see it...I'm so glad she found it because we definitely love living here!

I found our coffee and end table off of Craigslist in Lexington, KY.  It wasn't the look I was going for, but they were both solid wood and a good brand so I knew that they would be perfect candidates for a strip and a re-stain.  You can go here to see the transformation of these tables.

The last thing we purchased off Craigslist was an air conditioner unit for our guest bedroom.  We went a picked that up yesterday for a whopping deal!

Have you ever taken the time to look at the free items on Craigslist?  Sometimes (when I'm bored) I'll get on there and look at the free section to see what people are parting with.  It always amazes me that people actually take the time to take pictures of some of these items and post them on Craigslist as opposed to just taken them to the local Goodwill and donating them.  I've seen things like coffee mugs, stuffed animals, you name it!  Just today I found the following items that were just waiting to be picked up:
A basket of shoes.  Really?  Do you really think that the people who could mostly benefit from these shoes are perusing Craigslist to find them???  Just take them to the Salvation Army or Goodwill so that they can find themselves on a needy recipient!

A glass plate for your microwave - exactly what you didn't realize that you needed! :)
Baseballs...again, I'm so confused why they wouldn't just donate them to their local little league.

A cap and gown - for all my friends who are getting ready to graduate, let me know and I'll rush to this address to pick up your free cap and gown!

Take a second to check out the free section of Craigslist and let me know what crazy things you find :)!


  1. my husband is a craigslist junkie. he loves it. so funny some of the stuff people think is valuable enough to sell!

  2. I LOVE craigslist, I love having a reason to look on craigslist I love spending hours looking at Craiglist......


  3. I have been selling quite a bit on craigslist and can't believe the success I'm having. It's fabulous!!!

    I love that you said! I used to work with a girl who said that all the time and it rubbed off on me. My hubby makes fun of me for saying it! :)

  4. When we moved to Chicago the glass plate in our microwave got broken in the moving truck. When I found out it was $80 to replace it I about croaked! So I would totally be someone who looked for that on craigslist! We ended up looking at garage sales and finally found one that fit.
    There is always good stuff on there. I love it!

  5. Those listings are crazy, I'm with you I would have hauled all that stuff to the Goodwill! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I really think you need to talk your husband into a Cricut or maybe a Silhouette!

  6. OMG, I would LOVE the baseballs! They'd be FAB in a glass vase on the mantle....they are weathered and perfect


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