AT DC: Look! DC Communities Exchanging Goods

AT DC: Look! DC Communities Exchanging Goods

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Maxwell Ryan
May 4, 2008

One man's junk is another man's treasures. This certainly holds true in the DC area. On a recent drive through Takoma Park, MD, we noticed how residents leave unwanted goods on their sidewalks. It's worth driving through the neighborhood just to see their homemade signs and discarded items. Our favorite free siting was the...

huge spray-painted "free" sign placed beside an old sink and child's play stove. Some families let their kids set up lemonade-style tables to sell family castoffs (photo shows a set-up in progress).

In our last few DC apartment buildings, residents organized book exchanges in the common areas. We've gladly exchanged many books this way.

Does your community exchange stuff? What's the best free item you've ever grabbed from the street or your community room?

- Rachael Grad

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