5 Places to Find Free Appliances




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Appliances can be the most expensive items in your home. Some, like a toaster, you can live without. But others, like a refrigerator, are non negotiable. If you’re in need of new appliances but don’t have the money, try these 5 places.
 

LIHEAP 

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program offers assistance with heating and cooling costs to low income households. In participating states, this program also provides those in need with free appliances. To qualify you must be below the poverty line or disabled.
 

Freecycle

Freecycle allows people to give away their unwanted items to others in their community. Simply create a free account, find the group for your area, and search the posts. You can also post a “Wanted” listing to ask for what you need.
 

Churches/Charities

Some churches have a collection of appliances, as well as clothing and shoes, for low income individuals. Others will ask for donations of appliances for you. Charities may either provide you with donated appliances or the money to get what you need.
 

Craigslist

You can find almost anything on Craigslist for free or cheap. Be sure to check that any appliance you are looking to buy is in working order before you hand over the money. Meet in a public places with a power outlet you can use, for your safety.
 

Furniture Banks

While the name of these types of nonprofits suggest that they only provide furniture, most also have appliances. Call ahead of time and ask if they have what you need available. This is convenient if you are also in need of furniture.
 
You don’t have to go with appliances just because you don’t have the money. There are people and organizations that understand the necessity of these needs and seek to help.


By: Alecia Stanton



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