Have you signed up for freecycle.org? It's awesome. It's basically online classified like Craigslist, but everything is free! You connect to different groups, so I connected to three counties that are by my home and work. Some of the stuff is great. Furniture. Plants. Art. Chain-linked fences. Pianos. Kids' stuff.
I know some of the blogs I visit have posts about saving money. Here's a sure way to save money -- with free stuff.
Check it out.