FREEYA is Where Stuff Goes to Live

Issue #11
For our final look at decorating with Freeya, we're exploring the play room. We challenged ourselves to decorate a few rooms by sourcing everything for free. Once we had our items we called upon the illustrious Rena Lenari of The Jazz Up to work her magic. We hope you now believe how much you can do with FREE! A cozy home does not have to break the bank! Read more below.

Spring Cleaning Giveaways with FREEYA!

It's time to free every thing! In honor of spring and summer approaching we are giving out cheers, motivation and inspiration to get all of our respective homes cleaned up.

We kick things off THIS WEEKEND, 3/10-3/12, just in time for Daylight Savings. Imagine having your coffee outside in the daylight on Sunday morning? Or dinner on the deck at dusk? Let's get ready for these longer days by cleaning up our outdoor game. Post your patio furniture, bbq grills, twinkle lights, tiki torches and everything in between.

All posts made between 3/10 and 3/12 will be entered to win a $100 gift card to your hardware store of choice! (That's right, post multiple things to be entered multiple times). See official rules for details.

Clean up and clean out! Coffee anyone?

Future Spring Cleaning Giveaways:

  • Spring Training! Post your unwanted sports gear between 3/24 and 3/26 and be entered to win a $100 gift card to Play it Again Sports !
  • Kitchen Clean-out! Freeya wants to know what's hiding in those kitchen drawers! Post your unwanted wares between 4/7 and 4/9 and be entered to win a $100 gift card to a home goods store of your choice!
  • Kondo your Closet! That's right, we're ready for your forgotten threads. Jeans don't fit? Bag 'em up and post them between 4/21 and 4/23 and be entered to win a $100 gift card to Muji!
Rain, rain we're not scared of you! Grab some of our purple bags and you can set your Freeya items out with confidence. Use the Come Anytime option to set it and forget it.

Room Refresh - The Play Room!

Rena Lenari of The Jazz Up, wraps up her advise with one of our favorite spaces in the series.

A Play Room is one of those spaces where you've got a lot of freedom. Let's be honest, it's going to get messy everyday. So, it should be simple and easy to tidy up or at least not too cluttered when it's a mess. Decorative baskets, bins and even this canvas tent are places where you can tuck away clutter when play is done.

Family room? Play room? This space was big enough to house play time for everyone in the family.

In my opinion, a play space is best when it works for all ages. Parents or older siblings may appreciate a quiet nook to retreat to while younger kids play nearby. We anchored this area with an existing Nugget couch and brought in new-to-us art and pillows to make the space super inviting.

We anchored this section of the room with our existing Nugget Couch. When it's not being used as a tiger fort, it makes a great spot to read, play video games or just contemplate your rose garden.

At the end of the day, even a play room can be nicely decorated. Remember to look at the objects as a whole family—they'll have a connection where one thing supports the other in its form, function, or both. Decorating with that in mind, even in a space as free-form as a play room, gives us a feeling of harmony.

Sometimes you have a big open space—use what you have to create smaller spaces with a special purpose.
Openness is an important element in creating a useable play room/family room. It invites us to imagine play in different ways.

And with that, we bid farewell to our decorating series. We hope you've enjoyed seeing these rooms unfold—I know we have! Here's a recap of the magic you can create with free!

A living and dining room that are friends, not twins.
A very small nursery that feels both calm and joyful.
A coffee table where life can pour out and still feel peaceful.

Thank you so much for following along with us. Like what you've seen, but still feel like, 'I can't do this on my own!' be sure to get on Rena's schedule! She's truly a dream.

Did you Know?!

  • Freeya relies on information from users to keep the live feed up to date. You can help your neighbors by confirming your pickups before they expire. This helps things to run smoothly, and avoids other folx trying to pick up items that have already been picked up 🤗.
  • You can get advance notice when an item from any of your saved search alerts becomes available. The Freeya Pro Membership allows you to save multiple search alerts, and as a pro member you'll be notified when they hit the feed.
  • Be sure you're on the latest version of the app and check out these and other pro-member features! Fun fact: Annual Freeya Pro Memberships come with $59 to spend on Freeya merch and supplies .
Did you confirm your pickup?! Save your neighbors the frustration of heading to an item that's no longer there!

Spotlight on: Mimi's Zero Waste Pantry in Seattle!!

Freeya has partnered with Mimi’s Zero Waste Market in Seattle to bring you a variety of — free kits available in the app — to reduce waste in your home. This week it’s the ZERO WASTE PANTRY — MOVIE NIGHT with popcorn recipes for movie night.

Mimi’s Zero Waste Market is giving away another ZERO WASTE PANTRY KIT with beautiful tri-colored popcorn, along with two toppings for you to try in reusable containers to add to your zero waste pantry: one, medium wide mouth mason jar and two tall spice jars.

Don’t have a popcorn maker?—set up an alert on Freeya!! But until that turns up, here's a little recipe for creating a snack on your own!

  • Pop kernels on a stove top in olive or coconut oil — in a thick bottomed sauce pan on medium heat add a few kernels, when they pop add 1/3 cup of kernels. Cover with a lid and remove from heat for 30 seconds. Return to heat — once you hear that popping sound — shake it! When the popping slows, remove from heat, shake on your favorite toppings and enjoy!
  • Feel like living on the edge? We hear you can also make your own microwave popcorn in a brown paper bag! Nuke kernels for 2 1/2 minutes and recycle or compost the bag after you’re done using It. CAUTION: This is not a Freeya vetted method.

Movie Night starts at Mimi's and ends in your Zero Waste Pantry!

What version are we on?!

  • iOS 1.1.1 and Android 1.0.9 (you're gonna want to get in on this version!)

What's Coming Next?!

Keep your eyes open for upcoming business partnerships in Portland and Seattle. And of course, get yourself entered to win in our first Spring Cleaning event, happening this weekend!

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