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Topic: Where is your everyday-place to find free stuff?  (Read 14135 times)
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SuzanneMedrano
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2014 07:05:36 PM »

I'm lucky by San Francisco. We have SCRAP (Scroungers Center for Reusable Art Parts) where you can literally find anything, but you have to be patient if you are specific in what you want. They ask for a modest donation. If you look them up online you can find links to places across the US like this (hopefully you are by one) --
http://www.scrap-sf.org/creative-reuse/creative-reuse-resources.
Glass, lace, zippers, tiles, old board games, buttons, leather, yarn, fabrics, old cards and calendars -- it's a candy land. My husband has even found exotic wood for his guitar making, so he doesn't mind taking me.

We also have FabMo a wonderful nonprofit that gets discarded designer samples of anything you can think of to remodel your home, and makes them available, again, for a modest donation. I get my wallpaper from here for gift tags and paint samples for die cut flowers. They have been trying to get FabMo distributions sites set up in other areas. So much of 'last years stuff' just gets tossed by the design centers, so just ask.
At the hardware, store it is easier to clear out all the paint samples and set up a new display with the new colors and everything in order.
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