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The app Nextdoor was launched with the idea of connecting neighbors and communities behind it, and it has blossomed into its own social media experience for neighbors and citizens of a common city. Within the app, you can share information about local events, ask for information about local crime, and give your neighbors a heads-up on your yard sale coming up. However, most people do not know that Nextdoor can also be used to locate a wide variety of free items, but recent Nextdoor review articles have shown an increase in popularity of this app feature. For example, if you need free furniture, look no further than Nextdoor’s Free Finds feature.
Free Finds on Nextdoor
As the pandemic kept more and more people at home, many decided to tackle the task of clearing out closets and minimizing clutter as a personal project. As a result, people began using social media as a way of offering the items up for free or for sale to anyone who might want them, as opposed to simply throwing them away. Many social media groups like Facebook have local “Buy, Sell, Trade” groups and the Marketplace to sell items, but Nextdoor has its own way of facilitating neighborhood swaps.
Much like Facebook’s Marketplace, app users can list an item as either free or for sale within the app itself, posting a picture and description of the item and setting up a meeting spot to trade the item if someone wants it. Free Finds searches the listings set to “free” in the price, allowing users to find a host of items, including furniture. To make use of this feature, follow the steps below:
Become an Insider
- Open the Nextdoor app.
- On the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, tap the price tag icon “Finds” in the middle of the bar.
- At the top of the screen that will come up, you will see selections for “for sale,” “free,” and “categories.”
- If you select “free,” it will take you to a general page of items listed for free in your area.
- If you select “Categories,” you can select a wide variety of items grouped together, such as appliances, clothing, electronics, and furniture.
- If you are looking for furniture, select “furniture” under “categories,” and then select “free” at the top to further filter it down.
If there are free furniture listings in your area, they will then show up on your screen. In addition to looking for items in this targeted fashion, a search in the app for “curb alert” can also yield free items, including furniture. A user issues a “curb alert” when numerous items have been put on the curbside for trash pickup, usually due to moving or having to clear out a house. This is most prevalent around the beginning of each month, as rental properties turn over renters.
Nextdoor is a useful app that is free for users who need not only information about their community but also a means of locating free items and cheaply priced secondhand items as well. Citizens of communities worldwide who use Nextdoor have found many creative ways to use the app to support each other’s needs, not just in offering free items to neighbors, but also in providing free food from gardens, and invitations to block parties where neighbors come to know each other, as many Nextdoor review articles have pointed out. Download the app today and connect with your neighbors, and see who might be tossing out a sofa that would look good in your living room.
1. Are there limitations to users using Finds on Nextdoor?
You must be a verified user in order to interact with anyone selling or offering an item on Finds and Free Finds.
2. How long will listings remain up on Finds?
Those who post items to Finds are reminded of their listings once a week and asked if the item has sold or been claimed yet. If it has not, the poster can indicate this, and the listing will remain active. If it has been claimed, the poster can indicate this and the listing will come down. A lack of response from the original poster will result in the listing coming down automatically in 72 hours.
3. Do you have to be a member of Nextdoor to browse the Finds and Free Finds?
Those using the app will need to be registered. However, those accessing Nextdoor from a browser can browse the “Free Finds” (not Finds itself), but will need to join in order to interact with the listing.
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