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leaving ch and looking to rid of things

My family and I are leaving switzlerland in about a month and looking to unload our things. Does anyone know of places to get rid of english books, kids toys and games, baby clothes, kitchen things, and other stuff, thanks for your help.

We live in Fribourg
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Re: leaving ch and looking to rid of things

You could try either of these places:

Emmaus (Perolles): http://www.emmaus-arce.ch/fribourg_f.htm
Coup d'Pouce (Schönberg): http://coupdpouce.ch/supermarches/coup-dpouce-fribourg/
HIOB (Granges-Paccot): http://www.hiob.ch/index.php?page=355

Or you could post some more info here!!

...If you have any furniture or electrical appliances (especially a freezer!), let me know as I am on the hunt
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Re: leaving ch and looking to rid of things

HIOB are very good for getting rid of items in good condition and they will collect if needed. I would try and get them to take your items a couple of weeks before if you can as they will decide when they come to pick up which stuff they will take so you may need to find an alternative way to get rid of the rest.
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Re: leaving ch and looking to rid of things

other than HIOBs, is there any standard way that we can dispose off the things?
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Re: leaving ch and looking to rid of things

Make a list, post a thread on here and people will come collect. Effortless, really.
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Re: leaving ch and looking to rid of things

In addition, if you have any furniture you want to give away for free, just leave it on the pavement outside your home with a "Gratis" notice on it and it will be gone by the end of the day
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Re: leaving ch and looking to rid of things

Thanks. Will that not be an issue if I just leave it on pavement outside my house just with GRATIS or do I need add any special vignettes etc?
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Re: leaving ch and looking to rid of things

Zum Mitnehmen / Gratuit / Libero: Things found on the street

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How can I get rid of unwanted furniture?
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Re: leaving ch and looking to rid of things

In Basel, the Anglican Church has a bazaar every year. So does the Steiner School, but the Anglican Church is English-speaking. They will take goods they can sell. In addition to HIOB, I hear the Blue Cross Brockenhaus i Reinach will come collect. I too have lots to get rid of. If anyone is looking for something in particular, contact me privately.
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