Looking for free stuff? Craigslist could be a great option! Here are tips to find Craigslist free stuff “near me” right now.
If you know anything about me, you know that I love a good freebie. After all, it’s in the title of this blog. So I’ve spent a fair amount of time figuring out where I can score free stuff near me—Craigslist and Facebook happen to be great options!
Psst! One of the flaws with getting free stuff on Craigslist (or Facebook, for that matter) is you generally have to go pick it up. If you’d rather snag freebies by mail, I’ve got you covered! Here are tips on how to score the best freebies by mail and 4 ways to get free stuff by mail.
Bonus: Want to explore freebies on Facebook first? Here’s how to use the Facebook Marketplace “free stuff” tag!
Okay, back to getting free stuff on Craigslist near me! It’s actually easier than you think….
The first step to finding free stuff near me Craigslist listings is to navigate to Craigslist. (Duh, right?) You can do this by Googling “Craigslist [your city name]” or by going to Craigslist.org and filtering down to the city nearest you.
Once you’re on the Craigslist page for your city (or the nearest major metro, depending on where you live), you’ll find free stuff Craigslist listings under the “For Sale” section. Under “For Sale,” click “Free.”
At this point, you’ll be seeing a list of free stuff on Craigslist “near me.” Depending on where you live, this list could be pretty long. No worries, you can narrow down your results by using the filters on the left-hand side. These filters include but are not limited to:
- Has image
- Posted today
- Delivery available
You can also narrow the Craigslist free stuff near me results by typing keywords into the search bar at the top of the page. For example, if you’re looking for a free couch, you’d type couch in the search bar.
Tip: Craigslist isn’t always the best returning synonyms of what you’re searching for. So if you’re searching for something and not getting any results, try to think of other words the poster may have used. For example, if you’re looking for a free couch, try words like sofa and sectional as well as couch.
If you can’t find any free stuff Craigslist listings that get you excited, you may want to check other nearby cities. Depending on the freebie you’re after, a slightly longer drive could be worth it. You can see results from nearby locations in one of two ways:
- Use the filters on the left-hand side to expand your search area.
- Back out to the main Craigslist page and choose a nearby city from the list on the right-hand side.
Hack for Getting Craigslist Free Stuff Near Me
One problem with hunting for free stuff near me Craigslist listings is that good stuff tends to go fast! You may find yourself responding to listing after listing only to get no response from the poster at all or the dreaded “I’ve already given this item away” response. This can be frustrating, but don’t give up. I’ve got a great hack that’ll help you land free stuff on Craigslist near me.
Follow all the steps above to navigate to the “Free” section of Craigslist. Apply any filters or search terms to narrow your results. Once you have those search results exactly how you like them, click the “save search” link to the right of the search bar.
If you do not have a Craigslist account, you will need to now create one. Once you have created an account, you can save your Craigslist free stuff near me search. This will allow you to easily navigate back to your search without having to reapply filters.
However, you can also create search alerts. This is real hack. When you create alerts, you’ll get an email whenever a new post fitting your conditions goes up on Craigslist. This will enable you to act fast and not miss out! 🙂
More Ways To Find Freebies
Craigslist and Facebook aren’t the only places where you can find fantastic freebies. Here are some of my other fav resources!
- Find Free Stuff Near Me Today: 7 Ways to Snag Freebies Right Now
- Internet Freebies: Your Comprehensive Guide to Free Stuff Online
- Free Stuff for College Students
- Fun Free Things to Do Near Me
- 61 Legitimate Kids Birthday Freebies
- New Parents Save Money With Freebies for Twins or Multiples
- How To Get Free Stuff On Amazon