Category Archives: trash find

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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What I Think About When Trash Picking

(above items found while trash picking the flea market) When I first started thinking about Trashfinds & how to best share my love of the discard, my fiance kept mentioning that I’d just encourage competition.  After I stopped laughing long … Continue reading

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Items Found In The Cedar Blanket Chest

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  Awhile back, I found a great cedar blanket chest (I LOVE cedar – really, what’s not to love? Smells great & helps preserve stuff!). Here is a sample of what was inside: I love when … Continue reading

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Architectural Salvage & Trash Finds At Work

Underneath the layers of paint, are a great mantel & door! My boyfriend got these from a job he was doing on a home built in the 20’s/30’s – the owner was going to throw them out! He also brought … Continue reading

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Trash Finds, Flea Markets, & Customer Service

(Normal flea market stuff – just a small sample of what we had. I really have to remember to take pictures BEFORE things get going) We participated in our first flea market as a ‘vendor’.  Despite the soaring 100° heat, … Continue reading

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Trash Picked Grandma’s Rocking Chair!

I trashpicked a friend/coworker’s grandmother’s chair. He had put it out to the curb about six months ago, and I picked it a few weeks ago at a house about five miles away from his. My co-worker works in a … Continue reading

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Taking Care Of Your Mechanics With Trash Finds

Yes – my mechanics know of my insane trash picking skills – as does pretty much anyone who I have a conversation with longer than five minutes. I found a weed wacker for my mechanic today. He put in the … Continue reading

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Getting Ready To Sell More Trash Finds

We moved the outside/porch stuff to the actual staging area of the yard sale tomorrow – my driveway is long enough it’s easier to move stuff in stages. Trying not to think about the fact that we haven’t taken ANY … Continue reading

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Trash Picking – Return On Cleaning Investment

While prepping for our upcoming yard sale, the topic of effort vs return came up. At what point do you just write off a find because the effort involved in cleaning or repair doesn’t equate to what you’ll get out … Continue reading

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