Sunday, October 20, 2013


We are ready for our remodeling to begin tomorrow. 

This morning we were trying to figure out what to do with two cheap white clothes cabinets in the master bedroom. Our builder is going to make a walk-in closet from our hallway, so the cabinets were not needed anymore. My hub took off the doors, and I lifted out the shelves. Then what?

We thought about calling a thrift shop to ask if they wanted to come pick up the free cabinets. Then my husband thought about Marktplaats (a sort of Craigslist).  So Hub took the following photo and put an ad online in Marktplaats.

Within 20 minutes three people had reacted to his ad and sent him an email message that they were interested in his FREE cabinets. He contacted the first "customer" and within 10 minutes the man was ringing our doorbell.

The guy was alone and could dismantle the rest by himself.  Then my hub helped him load the planks, walls, etc. into the elevator and bid him farewell. 

Cabinets are gone! It was that easy!


Mrs. Micawber said...

Somehow Marktplaats sounds much nicer than Craigslist! Hope the rest of your remodel goes this quickly and smoothly. :)

Linda said...

Keep your fingers crossed! Linda

Liz Burton said...

We have a similar site in the UK called Freecycle it's great for passing on unwanted items, as well as getting great things for free!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Excellent! That made it easy.

Linda said...

Putting it out on the street works, too. But this method is easier and not so "junky." Linda

Linda said...

That was the easy part. We are deep in dust today. Glad we covered almost everthing with plastic!