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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)

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

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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)

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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.


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