Category Archives: trash picking

Doing The Right Thing (Or) No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Let me relay a story from a few years ago about a yard/estate sale that Mr. Trashfinds and I were shopping at.  While running errands, we saw signs posted for this particular sale, and we arrived while they were still … Continue reading

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Scrap Wood OR Nice Rustic Pine Mantel?

This ‘rustic’ pine mantel is by no means, what Mr. Trashfinds considers a good representation of his ability or the quality of his work.  Or, as he put it, “Geez, I just slapped it together with scrap wood”.   The … Continue reading

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Don’t You Have To Have A Voucher To Shop At A Thrift Store?

    Mr. Trashfinds revealed to me that before we met, he had never shopped at a thrift store.  I laughed, pretty much in disbelief, and then realized he was absolutely serious.  He’ll wear clothes that have landed on the side … Continue reading

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The Sky Is Falling!

(please bear with us while we go through redoing the past couple of months) Well, the sky really isn’t falling, but it’s been a trying couple of days for Trashfinds tech-speaking. Had a website snafu, have since figured out the … 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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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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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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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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