There is a great little neighbourhood scheme called ‘Next Door’ which I am a member of.

Yes, despite being really socially anxious around people I don’t know I also desperately want to be a part of my community. This city may not be where I was born, but it is now my adopted city and I want to be a part of it.

So I joined Next Door, and people in my local area can post notices, or warnings, or ask for advice such as ‘Recommendations for a reliable gardener?’ and generally I just use it to keep up to date with what is going on in my neighbourhood. A couple of weeks ago my neighbour’s car was broken into and I advised them to post a notice on Next Door so the locals could be aware, and potentially come forward if they see anything.

Anyway, I discovered on Friday that there is an advertisement’s area of the website, and I saw that someone a few streets away was advertising a collection of about 20 mixed gift bags, all for free.

As I had 4 bottles of booze to wrap in bags, I requested the gift bags immediately and collected them on Saturday morning. I met a neighbour, I saved some money, I helped my neighbour recycle/declutter, what’s not to like?

I have saved myself at least £5 on the four bottle bags alone.

I just have to remember to take off the already used labels!!!!

Published by flodebtfreediary

Hello, I write about food, debt, saving money, mental health and social anxiety.

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  1. That’s good. I recycle gift bags and got a few from poundland this year.


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