Since you have read our blog faithfully, then you know Koreans are very into recycling. However, they don't seem to recycle furniture (i.e. craigslist). To be honest, I don't know where it goes. But I was told-by several different sources-that FreeMart items are up for grabs. Let me paint a picture. Good Morning Hill has several areas for trash central to several buildings. Well, if someone wants to get rid of a couch or other large item, they get a ticket and place their item in the trash area for pickup. By who? I have no idea. This is what KIS people refer to as "FreeMart". I was told by a few different people, that anyone can just take those items. So I have!
I don't love admitting to glorified dumpster diving. But look at the things we've gotten so far:
|a big comfy chair|
|This plant. (even if the plant dies, check out the pot!)|
|A nightstand we use as an end table. This was NOT empty when I took it. It was filled mostly with socks, but Ruby and Grace really liked the purse and sunglasses that were in it. I threw all the other stuff away, obviously.|
|Little table. It was pretty damaged, so I attached some trays to the top so it's stylish and functional|
|Our best find yet: this awesome bookcase.|