Facebook is a fantastic way to keep in touch with your friends and family, but everybody already knows that.  What you might not know is that there are a staggering number of truly outstanding groups and communities on just about every conceivable topic lurking in hidden corners of the giant social media platform.  Here are a few you might not have known about, but should consider joining if the topics pique your interest:

Pallets, pallets, pallets!


This is a closed group, but you can get in by request. An absolutely fantastic display of a multitude of projects that people have completed, using nothing but freely acquired wooden shipping pallets.  If you have any interest at all in the DIY movement, this group is a must-join.  Even if you’re not, taking a look at some of the photos of the finished projects is well worth your time.  It’s unbelievable what people have been able to build with this readily available material.



There are actually a few different groups bearing this same name, and all of them are well worth your consideration. These are fun groups because it’s amazing the little time saving shortcuts you can pick up, just by casually browsing through member postings.  Some really remarkable tips and tricks.



Again, there are a couple of different groups bearing the name, and they’re all pretty fantastic. You’ll want to gravitate toward the groups with the highest member count in order to get a good mix of upcycling ideas.  The amount of creativity on display is simply dizzying, and you’re sure to get a number of great ideas for things you may have lying around your own home.

Cute Kitten Pictures


Because honestly, there’s no such thing as too much cute! Join this one to guarantee at least one smile a day.  It’s a glorious collection of insanely cute kitten pictures.  While this one won’t do anything to change your life, it’s certainly worth a look.

DIY Ideas, Crafts, Projects, and More


The group’s name might be a mouthful, but it’s packed with solid, practical DIY ideas that will keep you busy for months to come. This is another one of those groups that, even if you have no real interest in DIY projects, it’s well worth exploring just to see the awesome display of creativity.

Free Stuff (Your County)


This isn’t a single group, but rather, a collection of groups that are organized by county. It’s the Facebook equivalent of Craigslist’s free section, and you never know what your neighbors might be giving away.  Definitely worth checking into.

Awesome Free Kindle Books


There are so many Kindle books available that it can be a nightmare to sift through them all and find something you’re interested in.  This group makes it a lot easier, because you can get the opinions of other Facebook members who have read them.  If you’re an avid reader, then this is definitely the group for you!

There are thousands of other groups, covering just about every topic imaginable.  If you haven’t taken much time to explore them, you owe it to yourself to do so.