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Free: seat backs (Downers Grove, south side) - Too nice to toss… Hoping someone can use these stool/seat backs for a project. Wood is finished nicely. 3 pieces, easy driveway pickup - Downers Grove, south.
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Free: Birch ‘door’ panels (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - FREE - for a project? 32” x 12” x 1-1/2”… Not solid, but you’d never know — built by an Icelander that knew how to conserve wood. They’re super sturdy, great for a shelving project. Total of THREE. Easy driveway pickup most any time. Downers Grove, south.
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Photo of free Birch ‘door’ panels (Downers Grove, south side)
Free: Xerox 6010 Memorywriter (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Hasn’t been used in at least a year, but my neighbor says it was working. Feel lucky? Included a box of accessories. Downers Grove, south side.
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Photo of free Xerox 6010 Memorywriter (Downers Grove, south side)
Free: old school wooden clamp (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Heavy duty. Pretty sure this was used when my dad and grandfather built this house. Downers Grove, south - east driveway pickup.
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Photo of free old school wooden clamp (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free old school wooden clamp (Downers Grove, south side)
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Free: Corian solid surface (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Leftover piece, finished edges — tabletop, crafting, kitchen or BBQ station surface? Easy driveway pickup. Downers Grove, south.
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Free: plumbing pieces/parts (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Bunch of clean, unused plumbing parts... hoping someone can make use of them. easy driveway pickup. Downers Grove, south.
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Free: Wooden Dollhouse (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - handmade - unknown origin, possibly German. Lots o furniture, stairs, front door (needs to be reattached.
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Photo of free Wooden Dollhouse (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free Wooden Dollhouse (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free Wooden Dollhouse (Downers Grove, south side)
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Free: folding card tables (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Two appear to match (square, round). Contact me for address, they’ll be put outside the garage for easy pickup. Downers Grove, south side.
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Photo of free folding card tables (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free folding card tables (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free folding card tables (Downers Grove, south side)
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Free: lots o’ styrofoam coolers (Downers Grove, south side) Expired - Perfect for feral cat shelters. There’s also a large Omaha Steaks cooler (not shown). Contact for address, will leave by front door.
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Free: 8 folding patio chairs (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - DG, south. All seem sturdy, at least half need fresh webbing. Cpntact for address, will leave outside garage.
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Free: Styrofoam Recycling TODAY (Downers Grove, south side) Expired - Recycle your clean/dry Styrofoam first Saturday of every month, 9AM to noon. Western Springs Recreation Center, 1500 Walker Street.
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Free: auto cleaner (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Bug & Tar (and tree sap) remover. Vintage…? Easy driveway pickup — Downers Grove, south.
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Free: gas can (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - There’s gas in it, no idea how old it might be. Still smells like fresh gas… ? Easy driveway pickup — Downers Grove, south.
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Free: circular saw blades (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Various sizes, uses. From the household of a safety engineer — even though some look ‘vintage’, they should all be good to use. Easy driveway pickup — Downers Grove, south.
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Free: Ammonia bottles (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Attention, laundry perfectionists: One full, one partially full bottle of ammonia. Easy driveway pickup — Downers Grove, south. (Note: From the household of one of the neatest, cleanest people I’ve ever known.)
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Free: vintage slide case (Downers Grove, south side) Expired - Can anyone use this (kinda cool) old slide case? At least, I think that’s what it is… Easy driveway pickup — Downers Grove, south.
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Photo of free vintage slide case (Downers Grove, south side)
Free: Dryer sheets (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Opened, but mostly full. Reply here with pickup time (est.), and we’ll arrange for easy driveway pickup via texts.
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Photo of free Dryer sheets (Downers Grove, south side)
Free: ping pong tabletop (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Ping pong ‘topper’, in very good shape, fits large pool tables. Contact me here — with an estimated pick up time — and I’ll reply with my # so we can arrange pick-up via text. Easy driveway pickup — Downers Grove, south.
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Photo of free ping pong tabletop (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free ping pong tabletop (Downers Grove, south side)
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Free: pool table (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - 1970s Minnesota Fats brand pool table, 102” x 57”. Good condition — been under a ping pong tabletop for decades (used for sorting laundry). Please read to the end… READY TO GO: Already prepped for moving (despite what YouTubers say, it was EASY), and it’s ready to roll out the basement door to your van or truck in the driveway. Slate is obviously heavy, but it’s in three pieces — and everything’s marked so you’ll know what-goes-where when setting up in its new home. HANDY??? The existing felt is fine (no holes, etc.), but you can get new pool table felt online — in SO MANY colors… The ‘walnut’ laminate finish could easily be covered with a vinyl wrap (wood grain, metallic, stainless steel…), and the legs/base could use some updating. The construction of this top means you can create your own (sturdy) base and really make it your own. Go ahead and research “reassembling a pool table” — but, know that this ‘senior’ lady did it with zero issues. Aside from the heavy lifting of the three slate pieces, the hardest part will be stapling felt to the wood frame. Stapled on the top side, it’ll just take a little time to make sure it’s taut. Note: If you reuse the felt, you can reuse the staple holes to line things up, but don’t reuse the holes. First to commit to a pickup time gets it. Message me here — WITH YOUR PICKUP TIME OFFER — and, I’ll reply with a # so we can communicate via text.
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Photo of free pool table (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free pool table (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free pool table (Downers Grove, south side)
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Free: St. Anthony, Catholic items (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Various religious keepsakes collected over many years. Three vintage rosaries, including one small cobalt-blue piece. Petite guardian angel charm/necklace… Everything will be neatly packed for easy driveway pickup. Downers Grove, south side.
Photo of free St. Anthony, Catholic items (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free St. Anthony, Catholic items (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free St. Anthony, Catholic items (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free St. Anthony, Catholic items (Downers Grove, south side)
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Request: wardrobe box (Downers Grove, south side) Received - heavy cardboard (with or w/o hanging bar)… or just a tall cardboard box (I can rig up something). my next donation to VVA contains fancier jackets, coats and slacks — prefer to not fold/box them (wrinkles). Downers Grove, south side.
Photo of wardrobe box (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of wardrobe box (Downers Grove, south side)
Request: wardrobe box (Downers Grove, south side) Received - heavy cardboard with hanging bar. my next donation to VVA contains fancier jackets, coats and slacks. prefer to not box them (wrinkles). Downers Grove, south side. Free: popular kids’ book (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Kids are loving this series. This is used — by just one family. Downers Grove, south — easy driveway pickup.
Photo of free popular kids’ book (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free popular kids’ book (Downers Grove, south side)
Free: rolls of shelf liner (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Pristine. Some new, some used for a (very) short time. Mostly white, two tan/taupe. Downers Grove, south. Easy driveway pickup.
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Free: Landline, ethernet cords (Downers Grove, south side) Expired - One line-splitter, new-in-package; several cords of varying lengths. Downers Grove, south. Easy driveway pickup.
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Photo of free Landline, ethernet cords (Downers Grove, south side)
Free: tiny table (DIY project) (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Sweet little side table with drawer that opens from either side. Needs a few repairs (pieces inside the drawer), and a coat of paint — at least on the top. Downers Grove, south. Easy driveway pickup — message for address.
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Photo of free tiny table (DIY project) (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free tiny table (DIY project) (Downers Grove, south side)
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Free: Serenity prayer medallion (Downers Grove, south side) Expired - Approx. 1-1/8” diameter. Downers Grove, south. Message me WITH A PICKUP TIME (approx.), I’ll reply with address and leave on the steps for you.
Photo of free Serenity prayer medallion (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free Serenity prayer medallion (Downers Grove, south side)
Free: memorial candle (Downers Grove, south side) Expired - May be personalized, only burned once. Downers Grove, south. Message me WITH A PICKUP TIME (est.), I’ll reply with address and leave on driveway steps.
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Free: Vintage tie-tack (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Tiger eye, gold, from Marshall Field’s. Message me WITH YOUR PICKUP TIME, I’ll reply with address. Downers Grove, south side.
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Photo of free Vintage tie-tack (Downers Grove, south side)
Photo of free Vintage tie-tack (Downers Grove, south side)
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Free: Vintage earrings (Downers Grove, south side) Gifted - Two pairs aqua clip-on earrings — with a matching pale pink. Maybe wear one pink, one aqua? Downers Grove, south. Message me WITH PICKUP TIME, I’ll reply with address, and leave on stoop for easy pickup. IMPORTANT: First to reply — with a pickup time — gets these items.
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