My Little Swinger

Not that kinda swinger, you sicko!  😀

Everyone knows that I frequent Craigslist and find free stuff, like mowers…  I’ve been called “The King Of FREE Stuff!” by some friends.  Not sure that is a good thing, but I have found some good deals.  😀

Recently I came across another killer deal (AKA FREE)…a swingset!

Free Swingset From FreeCycle

I found this gem on FreeCycle. (Thanks Sara for being so generous and giving away such a wonderful swing set!)

Momma and I went over to Sara’s house and had to tear the swing set apart far enough that it would fit into the back of my truck.  It had not been used in years.  It was covered with dirt and moss…but that did not discourage us.  We brought the swing set home anyways…

Momma and Grandma S cleaned this swing set up with a little bleach and some elbow grease to like-new condition.  😀

After a few hours of cleaning and reassembling the swing set it was ready to go.

Ace seems to like free stuff too!  Here’s proof…  😀

24 Comments

  1. FreeSource and FreeCycle rock! We got a ton of baby stuff on Craigslist too. Lots of moms and dads are on FreeSource/Cycle.

    One of my favorite things about being a parent is nobody calls you names for being cheap, er, I mean, resourceful.

    Ace looks like he’s having a blast. Go DadThing!

  2. Dad of Divas says:

    Very cool find! I too frequent free cycle though I am not always fast enough to grab the items!

  3. Ed (zoesdad) says:

    Some people have a knack for finding great deals. You, sir, have definitely got a knack.

  4. Greg says:

    That thing looks brand spankin’ new. Congrats on the great find!

    I too frequent Craigslist. It’s like crack.

  5. VegasDad says:

    FreeCycle rocks. The swingset is a great find. Congrats. It looks like fun. I wish I had a backyard to put one of those things in.

  6. Annie says:

    Free Is always better 😉 Looks like Ace is enjoying to the fullest!

    Hey one more things thats so unfair….Mom & Granny cleaned it & while playing why its just dad, dad & dad “Push Dad push” “Again Dad again”. So Jared you just played did not you? Gotta You 😀

    • Jared says:

      @Annie
      Hey now! 😀 I put the thing together. It just so happened that when I took the pics Momma was getting her nails done or something, so it was Dad that was pushing the swing. Momma also plays with hm on the swingset, just usually during the day when I am at work. 😀

  7. Debbie Davis says:

    Hi, what a cool find! And fun pictures! Your son is a cutie pie! This is my first time to your blog. I will be back. Stop by my blog anytime.

  8. Kim says:

    You really do get the best free stuff .. He looks like he is having a BLAST!!!

  9. How bloody old has he gotten!

    Such a different in a few months.

  10. I will have to start to check out this free stuff sites. It does seem though as you are the master of free things. I get excited when the Burger King messes up and I get some free fries. I would go BANANAs over a free swing set or lawn tractor….Awesome. You will have to share the tricks of the trade in a post one day.

    Keep up the cheapness …erhhh …resourcefulness.

  11. rachel says:

    yep… you’re going to get some curious hits on this on.

  12. Sara says:

    Jered, I’m glad you are getting good use out of that swing set. This is definitely a freecycle success story. It was used when given to us many years ago. It was definitely not free to you with all the work (elbow greese) that went into making it ‘new’ again. I thought I described it’s condition on freecycle well (“power sprayer didn’t clean it up. It may need a
    strong soap and a scrub brush, I don’t know if that will even do it”). I showed your picture to a friend and he is sure it is not the same swingset that was in my back yard. Thanks for removing that eye sore from my back yard. Thanks for the pictures. Your son is a cutie!

    • Jared says:

      @Sara
      Sara, You did describe it well. I hope my post did not make it sound like it was not what I expected… It was exactly what I expected! I never expect anything free to be perfect. If it was perfect…you probably wouldn’t have given it up for free. 😀

      Ace loves his swing set! And he could talk, I’m sure you’d be one of his favorite people right now… 😀

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