Category Archives: Finds & Scores!

One Item That Won’t Be In The Yard Sale

  It’s finally that time!  We’re going to have our first big yard sale of the season on Saturday & I’m giddy with anticipation of reclaiming some space.  Every year about this time, I hit what I call ‘Critical Mass’, and … Continue reading

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Thanks For The Free Garden Supplies!

Check out our small, container garden – all trashpicked except for the vegetable plants!   I have a green thumb but I’m extremely, uh, in lieu of lazy, I’ll say lackadaisical, so I bought the plants  at a local church … Continue reading

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The Trashfinds Great Coupon Experiment

When most people refer to shopping, including the average thrifty/frugal person, they mean going into a store to exchange money for new or used items.  Shopping for me mostly refers to people’s curbs & retail dumpsters.  ‘Shopping the trash’ is … Continue reading

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Remember When You Found A Live Mouse In Your Pocket?

As I’ve had more than one mouse-related conversation this week, I thought I’d share one of my favorite stories – that just happens to involve a mouse.                   (picture of a plastic mouse found in a trashpicked box with about … Continue reading

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Taking A Walk & Finding Stuff

(the saw blades new in package were a pretty cool find in the middle of the road) We took our dog for a walk yesterday, enjoying the very Spring-like weather. My fiance´ lives along a frequently travelled road & whenever … Continue reading

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The Hunter & The Vegetarian – Two Trash Pickers Fell In Love

(Image courtesy of LuckyBluebirdArt – Etsy shop here!) My boyfriend hunts & fishes. I’m a vegetarian. Since we tend to socialize more around the holidays with all the parties & gatherings, the topic comes up – A LOT.   I’ve … Continue reading

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Metal Monday! Vintage Roll Top Bread Box

  We found this metal roll top bread box trash picking a flea market a few months ago.  I was going to pass on it, but my boyfriend convinced me to take it with the idea that, “I bet you … Continue reading

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Trashfinds Has Inspired

Anybody who comes into contact with me for ANY period of time will learn that I am a proud, enthusiastic, trash picker.  I received a great compliment from a coworker, who has known me for a few years, and has … Continue reading

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Cultivator Of Controversy We Never Discuss

       I LOVE selling items I found in the trash for a few reasons.  Getting a little extra cash is actually one of the least reasons I do it.   I love that I rescue something from utter destruction, keep … Continue reading

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My Car Keys Are In Your Trash Picking Cart

     (1-box of kids trinkets; 2-broken things for mosaics; 3-a few random finds) We had a great day trash picking the flea market this past Sunday – the pics are just a small sample of our finds (the REALLY … Continue reading

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