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‘It’s Just Too Easy To Live Life Alone’: Residents Use Online Service To Buy Nothing, Meet Neighbors

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Minneapolis (WCCO) It’s a national movement to hold onto homes and save money in the process. A bond of donation in neighboring twin cities also builds new connections with neighbors.

It all started with a simple idea. Give what you do not want and ask for what is due to you. There are three types of posts: giving, asking and grace.

After moving from Brooklyn and realizing that the neighborhood didn’t buy online, GroupsD-Stras started a nearby paragraph. The group now has nearly 1,000 members who are saving money, cracking down on people and meeting neighbors in the process.

“Let’s say you have a sewing machine and you have no idea how it works, you can ask for a lesson,” Strauss said. “I always say it’s the last good place on the Internet… everyone, I think, is just looking for some kind of connection.”

Little Strass was no longer one of his little haunts, from which he entered the home of Maura Caldwell.

“I was looking for a toy look for him and he uses it in so many ways,” Caldwell said.

Because everywhere you look, Caldwell’s house is sending other treasures.

“This bunk bed has nothing to buy from the family,” he said. “The whole place is ruined.”

Caldwell was stationed in gang uniforms that she wore to all her children. He went to the new master. And that summer, when Neiman Mira’s garden exploded, he shot his mother to play with a large crop of tomatoes, begging for a bunch to offer.

“I need your Adria, but I’ll give you some sauce,” he said. “I walk out my door every morning, and I’m waiting for the butt steps out front.”

Meanwhile, 2-year-old Jebby Kaiser is enjoying things the Neiman kids haven’t done before.

“You buy a lot of things that are just the shortest,” Kaiser said. “We’re new to Minnesota, and it’s a great way to meet our neighbors.”

And one of their neighbors, JC Cruz, accepted an offer to appear on the vintage jewelry.

“After the party I was like, ‘Maybe someone wants a bow on that balloon, I don’t know,'” Kaiser said.

Cruz used his 6-year-old birthday party to bring it home.

“We pulled out and we had two castles and a contest, and it turned out to be a beautiful October day,” Cruz said. “I don’t think people share things. . . like empty toilet paper rolls.”

For many, the group is a window into the lives of others, through the seasons.

“Life is so easy being alone,” Cruz said. “Being a part of something like this gives people a chance to connect, get to know each other and share life at the same time.”

Usually, they carved our basic, culture-bound home that was always just a step or two up.

“It’s really wonderful, and it helps us all, both men and women, to see each other and be closer to each other,” Kaiser said.

There are chapters around Minnesota. If you find or start, click here.


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