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A worldwide movement that’s just landed in Queensland’s south-east is helping people furnish their home with near-new items for free.

A worldwide movement that's just landed in Queensland's south-east is helping people furnish their home with near-new items for free.

Neighbours are using social media to swap goods and appliances with no cost involved.

Lora Danielson of Brisbane suburb Wynnum said everything in her home was free.

"An outdoor set, all my crockery has been given to me, glasses," Ms Danielson said.

Moreton Bay woman Anne Pearson had a similar story, joining the Buy Nothing Project after searching for them on Facebook.

"It interested me because it was an opportunity to recycle and it was an opportunity to give back," she said.

Free Stuff Brisbane founder Aaron Belesky collects goods from others who donate, then posts them online – all for free.

"We get every from shoes, bikes, all your household goods," Mr Belesky said.

Current offers in south-east Queensland include everything from a haul of birdseed to a near-new Freedom Furniture two-seater lounge.

People looking to get involved can search online for "buy nothing project" or "free stuff" with their suburb name, answer the entry questions, and join.

But safety comes first with online trading, and people are advised to only sign up to freebie groups in their own suburb.

"It usually helps to ask an admin on the page, which is usually in the description of each page," Mr Belesky said.

"They can usually point you in the right direction of what you need."

Source: 9News

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