The Free Things Box (FTB) is a freebie box that’s placed in front of the house as a friendly means for recycling small, still useful objects. Many people have a lot of stuff that’s still in good order and don’t want to throw it away. The FTB allows residents to find new homes for these items, locally with their neighbors. The design of the FTB is simple with the front side featuring a window for a quick look, an opening on top, and a sloping lid that can be closed at night time to keep out unwanted guests. There are just three rules that need to be followed when using the FTB: 1. It is only kept open during daytime; 2. You can only take things you can use; and 3. Only one thing can be taken at a time. Watch the video above to learn how to build one of your own or download the building plan here. The Free Things Box can be made for about 50 dollars.

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