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Less is more: finding the freedom in frugality

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Christina Salvi, a coordinator of Freecycle New York City, organizes items at a FreeMeet, Nov. 4, 2006. Freecycle groups organize FreeMeets to give away goods. (Photo by Dave Sanders)


Spring-cleaning FreeMeet in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 17, 2008. (Photo by Dave Sanders)


A happy customer leaves a FreeMeet at New York University with a bag full of other people's unwanted items. Freecycle groups have been gaining in popularity. (Photo by Dave Sanders)


Freecycle members at the Autumn Clutter Harvest FreeMeet at New York University, Nov. 4, 2006. (Photo by Dave Sanders)

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Tough times inspire vows of frugality and “freecycle” groups.