Category Archives: Tips & Strategy

Utilizing A Trash Picking Cart

  When we get the opportunity to trash pick my favorite flea market [Mr. Trashfinds wants to know what I mean by ‘we’ – yes, I’m the catalyst, but he makes finds also…he’s just not a volume picker like I … Continue reading

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One Easy Way To Find Good Trash Finds

    (pictured above is a mod Barbie house found in the trash – the plastic roof is really brittle, but, the panels are still beautifully vibrant & in great shape!) Are you a budding trash picker but a little hesistant … Continue reading

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Free Overlooked Yard Sale Advertising

I just wanted to share a little tactic I do when I’ve planned & set a date for a yard sale.  After I get a permit (yes, many towns require you to buy a permit for a yard sale…that’s not to … Continue reading

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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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Trash To Treasure OR Trash To Pleasure!

I read an article recently that addressed how to discern your usable, sellable yard sale stuff from stuff that should really be trashed. The article was designed for re-use people wanting to make money from a yard sale, talking about … Continue reading

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A Wedding, Really? Ugh.

[above picture is a 12 oz *Estwing hammer my fiance gave me for Christmas despite our ‘no gifts’ agreement.  He got an excuse to check out tools & I got a Made In USA hammer that’s the perfect size for … Continue reading

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Feline Friday – TrashFinds Cat Inspectors

Welcome to TrashFinds ‘Feline Friday’!   Our cats are always so involved with inspecting trash finds & helping decide if they’ll be keepers, that I usually have to take a number of pics since a cat tail, paw, or head … 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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