Category Archives: Trashpicking Deeper

posts that touch upon the (mostly) philosophical aspects of trashpicking

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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Choices And Buying Our Big Chunk Of Land

            Trashfinds, I’ve missed you so!  Well Amy, where have you been? I’ve been committed to looking for, ultimately finding, and then BUYING our move to, work it, build it,  junk it up (in a tidy … 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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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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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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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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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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Previously Owned Gifts – What Makes An Antique Store More Acceptable?

In a previous post relating to thrift giving, I wrote about how I give gifts my way, and no longer bow under the pressure to obtain a new item that is overly-priced, will be under-used, and conflicts with my beliefs.  Occasionally, … Continue reading

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Black Friday – Is Your Merchandise Made In The USA?

I stopped by the antique store last week & mentioned that I couldn’t wait until Black Friday so I could spend time overhauling my booth.   One of the owners said, “Really?  I thought being the great deal seeker, you’d … Continue reading

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A Sacred Chest We Wouldn’t Be Surprised To Find In The Trash

My boyfriend & I just spent nine days in Ireland.  First stamp in my passport!  We plan on going back  & spending a lot more time, but, the opportunity came to take this trip, we had the cash, so it … Continue reading

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