One Person's Trash is Another's Yadda Yadda
April 1, 2016 4:57 PM   Subscribe

I was taking a walk and found that somebody had left four bags of women's clothing on the curb labeled "FREE CLOTHES" alongside a futon also presumably free. The road is kind of off to the side, and doesn't get that much foot traffic by nyc standards. I want to report this find in a way, to make it more likely that it will go to somebody who could make use of it. Is this a good idea? If it is, what would be a good way to do so? Have considered craigslist, FB neighborhood post, freecycle forum(?).

If it matters, clothes are in XS, good condition, and varies. There's a black button down, a corset, a poly/fauxfur jacket, and others.
posted by coolname to Grab Bag (5 answers total)
I feel you probably stumbled upon a disgruntled ex's revenge. Try and see if someone has lost all their good stuff?
posted by chiquitita at 4:58 PM on April 1, 2016

Best answer: A lot of people move on the last day of the month, which was yesterday. (I spent part of yesterday in traffic counting cars driving by with mattresses tied their roofs. Seven!) The owner probably moved out and didn't want to keep the futon and clothes.

I'd just post to CL under For Sale > Free.
posted by mochapickle at 5:20 PM on April 1, 2016 [2 favorites]

Best answer: Post it as a curb alert on Craigslist.
posted by soren_lorensen at 5:28 PM on April 1, 2016

Response by poster: Ah, I didn't even know that a curb alert was a thing. Done!
posted by coolname at 5:44 PM on April 1, 2016

Nextdoor is probably more visible than Craigslist for a curb alert, although I suppose it depends on the neighborhood. If you post it on Nextdoor it will get picked up pretty quickly in my experience.
posted by Violet Hour at 10:57 PM on April 1, 2016

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