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Offer: wooden folding chair (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - A bit worn but perfectly functional. It's not obvious right away how to fold/unfold it -- see photos. You lift the back of the seat and kind of keep going the way it lets you go 'til you reach the 5th photo, then tilt/push the seat towards the back and it's fully folded, as in the 6th and 7th (last) photos. Easy porch pickup, between Davis & Teele Squares. Let me know what day you'd like to pickup
Photo of free wooden folding chair (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free wooden folding chair (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free wooden folding chair (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free wooden folding chair (Davis/Teele Square area)
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Offer: countertop compost bin (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - This small compost bin is for collecting food scraps and transporting them to your main compost. It's countertop or could sit on the floor or be hung by the handle It's about nine inches on a side, the top has a space for a filter, which allows air circulation while helping to reduce odors. I have two new filters to go with it, so you don't need to buy any right away. I noted on the filter bag where to purchase more of them when eventually needed. It's in good condition, I got one that hangs on the wall more securely so I don't need this one anymore. Easy porch pickup, between Davis & Teele Squares. Let me know what day you'd like to pickup.
Photo of free countertop compost bin (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free countertop compost bin (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: aloe vera soothing gel, unopened (Davis/Teele Square area) Expired - It does have other ingredients in addition to aloe, it's meant to moisturize, eg after sun exposure, etc. It's fine I just have more than I need.. Easy porch pickup (between Davis & Teele Squares). Let me know what day you'd like to pick up.
Photo of free aloe vera soothing gel, unopened (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free aloe vera soothing gel, unopened (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: screwdrivers (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - two flat screwdrivers, one #2 phillips, three #1 phillips (not sure how that happened!), Easy porch pickup, just let me know what day you'd like to pickup.
Photo of free screwdrivers (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: interesting gourd (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - Hard-shelled, kind of bird-shaped gourd is about 8-9 inches long, shown with ruler. Easy porch pickup, just let me know what day you'd like to pickup.
Photo of free interesting gourd (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: ball of yarn (Davis/Teele Square area) - about six inches in diameter, as shown with ruler. Perhaps you have a playful cat, or can use the yarn? Easy porch pickup, just let me know what day you'd like to pickup.
Photo of free ball of yarn (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: Ten ice packs (gel filled) (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - Ten identical ice packs, each about 6 x 6 1/2 inches in size. Throw them in your freezer and then they'll keep your picnic lunch (or other stuff) cool! They work great, I just have too many of them! Easy porch pickup. Let me know how many you want (preferably all, but will give away in parts too), and what day you'd like to pickup and I'll put them out and email the address.
Photo of free Ten ice packs (gel filled) (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: 3-drawer lateral file (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - Anderson Hickey lateral file, old but solid, high-quality, and still works well. Functionally excellent. Cosmetically ok, has some spots on the front that don't look like they'll wash off, and a couple of scrapes on the right side top (see photos). Setup for forward-facing hanging files, three sections in each of the three drawers. Locking, with key. I also have a pile of pendaflex hanging folders if you want them. VERY HEAVY -- I took the drawers out and it was still almost 110 pounds *without* the drawers. I didn't weigh the drawers but they're not too difficult to carry. Dimensions are 42" wide x 18" deep x 40 3/4" high. You'll need two strong people to carry it downstairs from the 2nd floor. Please wear masks when you come in to the house. Let me know what day and possible time(s) you'd like to pickup, and I'll confirm the time and email the address (Davis / Teele Square area in Somerville).
Photo of free 3-drawer lateral file (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free 3-drawer lateral file (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free 3-drawer lateral file (Davis/Teele Square area)
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Offer: ergonomic desk chair (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - Chair has four adjustments: height and angle of chair; height and angle of back. Good condition except for a very small tear in the fabric (see photo). Let me know what day you'd like to pickup and I'll put it on the porch and email the address.
Photo of free ergonomic desk chair (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free ergonomic desk chair (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: Two bookcases (one promised) (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - Two bookcases (one now promised for noon pickup today), each is 36" wide x 12" deep x 48" tall. Three adjustable shelves and two fixed shelves each. They're identical to the one in the photo. They're on the front porch now, mostly protected, but rain is predicted later so I'll throw something over them if need be. Picking up soon would be good to avoid weather problems. Let me know when you'll come by and I'll email the address (Davis/Teele area). Thanks!
Photo of free Two bookcases (one promised) (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: bar-height or drafting stool (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - Older height-adjustable stool. Easy porch pickup. Let me know what day you'd like to pickup and I'll put on the porch and email the address.
Photo of free bar-height or drafting stool (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free bar-height or drafting stool (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: old wooden stools (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - Two wooden stools, old but 100% functional. One 26 1/2" tall, the other 28" tall. Easy porch pickup. Let me know what day you'd like to pickup and I'll put them on the porch and email the address.
Photo of free old wooden stools (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: Sleep Number mattress -- queen/dual (Davis/Teele Square area) Expired - Clean and in excellent condition, this is a queen-size (60x80x9") Sleep Number 5000 adjustable firmness mattress. Dual air chambers allows each side to have its own "sleep number" firmness level. Two inches of foam on top of the air chambers, plus the padded mattress cover, make it surprisingly comfortable, and it doesn't feel much like an "air mattress." We originally set this up as a guest mattress but iIt's barely been used and has been sitting for years . We like it but just haven't used it and are reorganizing so it needs to go. I'll disassemble it for you for transport; it's pretty easy to assemble and re-inflate. I'll add photos to the listing when I have a chance. Easy porch pickup, just let me know what day you'd like to pickup and I'll put it on the porch and email the address. Offer: Plastic plant pots (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - Lots of plastic pots -- see photos. Easy porch pickup; let me know what day you'd like to pickup and I'll put on the porch and email the address (Davis/Teele Square area).
Photo of free Plastic plant pots (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free Plastic plant pots (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: vacuum bags/fltrs-Riccar&Simplicity (Davis/Teele Square area) Expired - Our old vacuum cleaner died; this is good stuff if you have a Riccar or Simplicity canister vac, or another kind that uses these "type H" bags. The bags work for Riccar 1400, 1500, 1700, 1800 Series and Simplicity S38, S36, S24, S20 and S18 Canisters, perhaps others. I'm not sure how many of those models also use the same filters, but we used them in our Riccar 1400. -- Nine bags total (an unopened pkg of 6 plus 3 more).. Bags are 6 1/8 by 10 7/8 inches when flat. -- Two "secondary filters" approx 3 3/4 by 5 1/4 inches, go inside the compartment with the bag. -- Three "post filters" approx 2 1/2 by 7 inches, go in the back of the vacuum where the exhaust comes out. Everything new and unused, looking for someone with the right machine to use them! Easy porch pickup, let me know what day you'd like to pickup and I'll put on the porch and email my address.
Photo of free vacuum bags/fltrs-Riccar&Simplicity (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free vacuum bags/fltrs-Riccar&Simplicity (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: Lysol disinfectant (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - Two partly-used spray cans of Lysol, more than half full. These are years old but still have pressure and plenty left. CAVEAT: shake well and only use with *lots* of ventilation. I tried using one of these once when Covid first started, and breathing too much of it made me ill. I wetted the surface down with it and let it sit a while, but I'd forgotten to shake it and I was in an enclosed space with no ventilation. Easy porch pickup, just tell me what day you'd like to pickup and I'll put on the porch and email my address.
Photo of free Lysol disinfectant (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: small microwave oven (low power) (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - Exterior size approx 13" cube. Interior is 11" x 11" x 6 1/2" high. 400 watts microwave output. Easy porch pickup We got this for an office microwave in the 80's and it's had very light use since then. Simple operation and works fine. Not too powerful, but it's compact and convenient as long as you don't mind it taking longer than a larger or newer model with more output power. Let me know what day you'd like to pickup, and I'll put on the porch and email our address.
Photo of free small microwave oven (low power) (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: thermal fax paper (Davis/Teele Square area) Expired - If you're still using a thermal fax machine, I've got a sizable roll of paper for you! New, never started roll is 8 7/16" long, 3 1/2" diameter, with a 1" diameter hole. If the 3 1/2" diameter is too large for your machine, or if the 1" hole is the wrong size, you can re-roll part of it onto an empty tube that fits your machine-- I've done this before with an old fax machine and it worked great. Easy porch pickup, just let me know what day you'd like to pickup and I'll put on the porch and email with address to confirm it's there waiting for you.
Photo of free thermal fax paper (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: Magazines: Natl Geo, Utne, Wired (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - Three smallish boxes (see photo), National Geographic (1 box +more of these), Utne, Wired, Scientific American, Mindful, The Sun, maybe others. Easy porch pickup, just let me know what day you'd like to pickup.
Photo of free Magazines: Natl Geo, Utne, Wired (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: Magazines (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - Three small boxes (see photo), National Geographic, Utne, Wired, Scientific American, Mindful, The Sun, maybe others. Easy porch pickup, just let me know what day you'd like to pickup.
Photo of free Magazines (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: air pillows & foam packing peanuts (Davis/Teele Square area) Expired - I have four trash bags of air pillows and one bag of styrofoam peanuts (remember those? :-). Can anyone make use of these packing materials? Easy porch pickup, let me know how much you want and what day you'd like to pickup and I'll put on the porch and email our address. Offer: step-stool chair (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - This is a clever chair that turns into a step-stool by simply flipping the back of the chair forward. It's a little clunky, and I'd recommend a cushion, but it works just fine and we no longer use it. Easy porch pickup. Let me know when you'd like to pick up and I'll email with our address and to confirm it's on the porch ready for pickup.
Photo of free step-stool chair (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free step-stool chair (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: large low chair (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - A fun chair we've had for a long time but have no more need/space for it. Reminds me of my college days :-). Seat is about 6" off the floor. It's about 25" wide, 25" deep, and 23" high to the top of the back. Padding is thin , it's not cushy. Easy porch pickup between David & Teele Squares. Let me know what day you'd like to pickup and I'll email our address and put it on the porch for you.
Photo of free large low chair (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free large low chair (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: small 5cuf fridge, avail ~Feb 10-12 (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - This little fridge has been in continuous use since about 1985, continues to work fine, and surprisingly is not a terrible energy hog. It's five cubic feet, manual defrost, with a small top freezer. The freezer is not cold enough to freeze things quickly or well, or to keep ice cream hard, though perhaps it would do a little better on the coldest setting. Given its age it's in fair shape; could use cleaning some scotch-tape residue off the door etc. Overall size approx 20" wide x 22" deep x 34" tall. We have a larger fridge scheduled to arrive Feb 9. Assuming the new one arrives and works, the old one can be picked up sometime after that. Porch pickup, between Davis & Teele Squares. I'll wait a few days for responses, so please ask if you're interested. I'd love to give it to someone who could really use this.
Photo of free small 5cuf fridge, avail ~Feb 10-12 (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free small 5cuf fridge, avail ~Feb 10-12 (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free small 5cuf fridge, avail ~Feb 10-12 (Davis/Teele Square area)
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Offer: bookcase (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - 36" wide x 48" tall x 12" deep, three adjustable shelves, showing some wear (especially the top) but 100% functional. Porch pickup - let me know what day you'd like to pickup and I'll put it on the porch and email our address. We're between Davis & Teele Squares
Photo of free bookcase (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free bookcase (Davis/Teele Square area)
Photo of free bookcase (Davis/Teele Square area)
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Offer: Electronic dictionary + word games (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - Electronic Scrabble dictionary, with word games. Could be fun for a young child who doesn't yet have a cell phone (or do they all get them at birth now? ;-). It's old, and the Scrabble dictionary is no longer the most current, but it works perfectly and includes three word games with settable skill levels: (1) Jumble challenges you to find the word whose letters have been rearranges; (2) Mystery Word is a little like hangman; (3) Word Deduction lets you guess words of the specified length, and tells you how many letter are included, plus how many in the correct position, until you have enough info to deduce the word. Includes four replaceable AAA batteries. Easy porch pickup, we're between Teele & Davis Squares. Let me know what day you'd like to pick up.
Photo of free Electronic dictionary + word games (Davis/Teele Square area)
Offer: Air conditioner, 5000 BTU (Davis/Teele Square area) Gifted - 5,000 BTU Sharp AC, model# af-500x. EER 8.0, so not nearly as energy-efficient as newer models, but it's in good condition and worked well when taken out of service a couple of years ago. Having done without our "extra" AC for the last couple of days we're ready to give it to someone who can use it! Porch pickup, between Davis & Teele Squares. **LET ME KNOW WHAT DAY MORNING/AFTERNOON/EVENING YOU'D LIKE TO PICKUP** Request: wired/corded land-line phone (Davis/Teele Square area) Expired - Looking for one or two old-style wired/corded phones that plug in only to a phone jack and work without AC power (some old phones have an AC adapter but still work with fewer features if not powered, which is fine). Any style, number of lines, etc is fine, as long as I can plug it in and it works! Anyone got one or two of these still lying around? Thanks! Offer: Epson ink cartridg S020093/S020187 (Davis/Teele Square area) Expired - Four ink cartridges, new in package. Epson S020093 / S020187. Our old printer died a while back and I just found these. Easy porch pickup, let me know what day you'd like to pick up. Offer: Epson S020093 / S020187 ink cartrid (Davis/Teele Square area) Expired - Four ink cartridges, new in package. Epson S020093 / S020187. Our old printer died a while back and I just found these. Easy porch pickup, let me know what day you'd like to pick up.