Nextdoor is a free online platform which connects people with their neighbors, with agencies, services and businesses in their neighborhood. It has grown incredibly fast over the last few years, and has become a very popular way of finding things and information in the local neighborhood – you can find out lots of things and even get alerts when there are emergencies etc.
It is also very easy to find free home medical equipment in your area, and as you will see in my first search I found a bedside commode straightaway.
Free used medical equipment near me on Nextdoor
To do a search for free home medical equipment on Nextdoor, simply go to the website – nextdoor.com
If you are not a member, you just fill out the fields that you will see in the image below, and sign up – it is all free.
If you are a member, just log in – It is indicated in the image below by the green arrow in the top right-hand corner.
Enter your email address and password to log in.
This will load the home page of the Nextdoor website. It is very similar in look to Facebook.
If you look in the menu on the left-hand side, you will see one of two menu tabs –
- a menu tab “For Sale & Free”
- a menu tab “Finds”
I don’t know why, but some people have the “For Sale and Free” tab, and others have the “Finds” menu tab, but it is the same thing, and they will both take you to the same page with all the listed items.
You can see that in the two images below.
Click on the “For Sale & Free”, or “Finds” menu tab, and it will load the “All Listings page”, as you see it below.
You will see in the new menu in the left-hand sidebar, that there are three filters, one of which is the “Free” filter, and you can see all the free listings in your neighborhood.
The items which are free are clearly marked “free” in place of a dollar amount.
You can see all of that in the image below, and you will see that I straightaway found a free bedside commode !
There is also a filter for broader local area, so you can widen the search.
If you find an item that you want, just click on the image, and you will be able to message the person who is offering the item.
One last point with all online free stuff – if you don’t know who you are getting the item from, so it is a good idea to arrange to meet somewhere which is not your home, and to go with another person to get your item.
Where else can I find used medical equipment online near me for free ?
You can also find free used medical equipment locally online on –
- Facebook groups and Marketplace
I have written quick illustrated guides on how to get free used medical equipment on each of the above websites/online listings –
I’m Gareth, the author and owner of Looking After Mom and Dad.com
I have been a caregiver for over 10 yrs and share all my tips here.