Freegle Direct Categories

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Categories are used so that members can just look for the type of post they are interested in. Hopefully  the statistics that can be harvested can also be used by Freegle when applying for grants.


This is how the categories were worked out from a year's information on a community which does not allow pets.

Children & Baby 523 12%
Clothing 123 3%
DIY 334 8%
Furniture 467 11%
Garden 245 6%
Household 499 11%
Leisure & Entertainment 760 17%
Miscellaneous 369 8%
Office 587 13%
Pets 135 3%
White Goods & Electrical 342 8%
Total 4384 100%

What goes where?

This is what was put where, when choosing the categories  to give you an idea. You are free to disagree. For instance you may feel a member would look under DIY for a garage door.

Children and Baby items

Booster Seats, Car seats Children's Games
Clothes & Shoes Toys
Equipment: Walkers, sterilizers, bottles, safety gates, fireguards,
Furniture. Chairs, cots, beds, tables, desks,


All adult clothing and shoes including accessories and fancy dress.


Bathroom stuff which needs fitting Doors Dust Sheets, Windows
Bricks Drives, flags, bricks etc. Shelves Sheets of Aluminium
Cement, plaster, grout Flooring, wood, lino, tiles, Tools
Chicken wire Light fittings Work gear Roofing Materials
Curtain poles Locks Work tables


Beds Ottoman WallUnits
Bookcases Shoe racks Wardrobes
Chairs Stands Umbrella/Coat
Cupboards Settees
Drawers Tables
Futons TV/Video cabinets


BBQs Garden Heaters Sandpits
Compost Hedge Trimmers Sheds Water Butts


Garden furniture Lawnmowers Strimmers
Garden Vacs Plants Swings/seats
Gates Pots,containers Truggs
Greenhouse Potting tables Turf


Bed guards Clothes:Dryers:Hangers:Ironing boards etc. Fire Surrounds  Mattresses Locks & Padlocks
Bedding Conditioner, fabric spray, tablets Fireside Sets Mirrors
Can Crusher Cooking Utensils Food/Vitamins Pictures
Candles Crookery,cutlery,dishes Hangers Other boxes/storage
Carpets/rugs/underlay Curtains Head Boards Smoke alarms
Cleaning material Door knobs Manual sewing machines Tea trolley


Adult Games Swimming aids
Arts & Crafts TV's Remotes
Bikes & Equipment Freeview boxes Photography stuff Videos
Books/Magazines/comics Fishing stuff Radios 
Camping gaming table Records and players
CD Players & bits Head sets, earphones Sky dishes ect.
Computer games and machines HI FI stuff Sledges
Disco light ect. Jigsaws adult Snooker tables
DVD.s * players MP 3/4playes Sports equipment
Exercise Machines Musical instruments Speakers


Beauty products.Hair, makeup, epilators, perfume etc.  GPS/SatNav4 Wine& beer making  7
Bike Carrier   Jewellery 5 Wood-for-burning
Medical Equipment
Car Stuff. Battery, carboot stuff,mats,ramps   Oscilloscope 
Christmas and party stuff Picnic Hamper
Coal Bunkers  Raffle Prizes 
Conservatorys  Recycling Plastic Bags/Batteries etc.
Contact lenses
Disabled equipment  Solarium 
Dustbins  Suitcases/ Bags 
Flags  Tyres 
For Sale Board  Umbrellas
Garage Door /section/roof  Various Mixed
Gas cylinders Vouchers 
Generator Watches/keys 
Gong Wigs 


Bits for computers/laptops Laptop bags Telephones
Cables Mobiles Typewriters
Computers/laptops Modems Routers
Computer Desks Monitors Shredders
Computer chairs
Printer ink and bits
Fax machines
RC servos
Filing trays, files, cabinets
Sizzex Machines
Laminators Stationery


Animals Rodents Cages/hutches/tanks/fishbowls Toys and Equipment
Birds/Bees/Insects Beehives Chicken coops
Fowl Animal bedding Animal foods

White Goods & Electrical

Boilers Bread Makers Ice Cream Makers Toasters
Cookers Coffee Makers Irons Trouser Press
Dishwashers Electric sewing Machines Kettles
Dehumidifiers Fans Knitting machines
Fridges Fires/Heaters Lamps/bulbs
Freezers Food preparation machines Liquidizers/blends
Microwaves Foot massagers/Spa baths Overlockers
Spin Dryers/Dryers Electric grills Popcorn makers
Vacuums Hair dryers Slow cookers
Washers Hotplates Steamers

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