Websites such as Craigslist and Freecycle let users post items they wish to give away for free. Freecycle is designed especially for these transactions. Both sites allow users to list items as classified ads; however, each has a different process for user registration and item listing.
As of 2015, you can post free items to Craigslist by visiting your city's Craigslist page, selecting Post to Classifieds in the top left corner, and then choosing the For Sale by Owner listing option. Next, choose the Free category for your ad and fill in all required information. You are not required to have a Craigslist account to post a listing.
Post free items to Freecycle by first using the search box on the site's main page to find your local Freecycle group. Create a free account and join the group. This makes you eligible to post listings on the group's page. Post a listing by selecting the Make a New Post tab at the top of the page. To offer a free item, select the It's an offer of an Item option under What Type of Post is This. Request free items from the group by selecting the It's a Request for a Wanted Item button.