Freebies and Bargains

If you are starting off in the United Kingdom and are on a shoestring budget, there are many places on the net that have some great freebies and bargains.
Free cycle

To save you having to spend time looking all over the internet for some freebies and bargains, we have sourced them for you so that you can find them in one place.

Join our Facebook group Heart to Hand

The Heart to Hand group was created to help those who have just moved from South Africa to the UK and are starting off with nothing and also for those who kindly have unwanted items to gift for free.

Feel free to post in the group if there are any items you are needing and maybe someone will be able to help you out.

Or look out for the posts where people are gifting unwanted items.

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Charity shops

Charity shops are a type of social enterprise. They sell mainly used goods such as clothing, books, music albums, shoes, DVDs, toys, and furniture donated by members of the public, and are often staffed by volunteers.

Charity shops are able to reuse or recycle more than 90% of donated clothing.

Over 90% of donated books and 85% of donated electrical goods reduces landfill, by boosting re-use and recycling.

Charity shops help to reduce waste that ends up in landfill

Online charity shops

Freecycle websites for Freebies and offers

Whether you’re looking for free furniture, baby stuff, collectibles, kids’ clothes, or even free books and cd’s, you should find all these items plus loads more on freecycle websites and freecycle Facebook groups

Freecycle groups on Facebook for Freebies

Freeloved for freebies and bargains

Freeloved is a website where you will find people giving stuff away for free.

In this section of Freeloved you will find adverts from people who are giving stuff away for free!


Look for free items on the free stuff page of the Freeads website.


Take a look at Reyooz for second hand office furniture and equipment from corporate clearances, which not only saves you money but also helps to save the planet.

Freecycle network

Take a look at the freecycle network,  a grassroots & entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving and getting stuff for free in their own Towns.

Trash Nothing

The trash nothing site is simply an alternate interface for existing freecycle groups

The site was designed to make freecycling easier 

If you are looking for free stuff or have stuff to give away, have a look at the Trash Nothing website.


Olio mobile app for food-sharing, aiming to reduce food waste. It does this by connecting those with surplus food to those who need or wish to consume such food. The food must be edible; it can be raw or cooked, sealed or open.

How to get free (or cheap) food

Local eBay Deals Mapper

Pick-up only items are often cheaper, as there are fewer bids. This tool finds and maps those near you