Freecycle was introduced to us recently by a friend of ours that is also unloading a bunch of kids stuff. She told me that you can go online and offer to get rid of something in particular and then you wait to get an email from someone that would like to take it off your hands. That way it gets used again and isn't thrown into the dumpster. You can also put up wanted adds and see if anyone has it laying around the house and wouldn't mind getting rid of it. So far I've gotten a space heater, a bunch of cookie cutters, replacement Nuby sippy cups, unopened boxes of baby cereal, and our newest find was a brand new helmet and knee pads. I put up a wanted add for a space heater because Chloe's fingers were icicles in the morning and someone gave us a really nice one from Costco. The other wanted add was for a toddler helmet (Etta's birthday present is a tricycle) and this guy gave us a brand new one! I've also given away things that come up that we have and don't need anymore. It's a win win situation.