Monthly Archives: June 2010

My Trash Picking Route Demographics

In a previous post (http://wp.me/pM4Gz-74), I brushed on my theories as to why some areas/neighborhoods/routes yield more finds, or even specific types of finds.  This illustrates how developed my experience with trash picking is…. or just how much I think … Continue reading

Posted in trash picking, Trashpicking Deeper | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Trash Picking Two Day Slump

I have found nothing the last two days. Not even anything on the top ten most frequently found trash items. Ok, one lampshade, but I can only have so many extra – see prev post on commonly found items .   I’m … Continue reading

Posted in trash picking, Trashpicking Deeper | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Pricing Trash Finds To Sell

Every week I find awesome trash, but I enjoy various levels of used – yard sales, flea markets, thrift stores, family pass-on’s, etc. My tendency to collect has reached a pretty logical path – for whatever items I don’t give … Continue reading

Posted in trash picking, Trashpicking Deeper | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Quality & Craftsmanship – Wood Furniture Trash Finds

A frequent trash finding topic of discussion is quality trash, specifically furniture. I often find beautiful, solid wood, well-made in the USA, pieces of furniture in the trash, and it can only be assumed the trasher replaced it with some … Continue reading

Posted in Finds & Scores!, Trashpicking Deeper | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Trash Picking & I Am My Father’s Daughter

One of my mom’s favorite sayings (or at least one of MY favorite sayings of hers), when referring to my dad was,” Your father would bring home piss in a jar if it was free”.  I of course, being so … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Few Trash Finds This Week

My favorite find today was a nice painting of a white house; today’s ok finds were a tall planter/umbrella holder & a somewhat hallucinogenic black velvet painting.  Also picked up a shop-vac & a garden decor wood-wagon thing & two mirrors.  Wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ten Items That Can Always Be Trash Picked

EVERY day I pass by at least one of these items in the trash – often undamaged & minor if that; at least ALL of them within a week/two weeks (and that’s just in the suburban developments in the four/five … Continue reading

Posted in Tips & Strategy, trash picking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lawn Care – A Waste Of Resources Rant

[Not exactly about trash picking, but anti-waste]. I hate lawns. I despise them. I think they are a ridiculous waste of energy, resources & time. They waste water, money & land that would be better served by planting food, creating … Continue reading

Posted in Trashpicking Deeper | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

SHOPPING THE TRASH THROUGH SALES CIRCULARS

I’ll periodically scan through stores sale circulars, so I can get an idea of what new items actually cost. Of course, it’s accompanied by me exclaiming to my boyfriend, who often shops in a real store for work-related purposes, “I … Continue reading

Posted in Finds & Scores!, Tips & Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DON’T YARD SALE OR TRASH PICK

I’m a big trash picker & re-user, and yes, while this is a HUGE part of who I am, I do have good friends who wouldn’t even consider it.  It’s not that it’s beneath them, these are just things they’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment