So, as I look around my house thinking of what exactly the goal of this blog is, I can’t help but start doing a mental list of all the things I see that I’ve pulled from the trash – drop-leaf table I’m currently sitting at; chairs; microwave; various wall decor, lamps, etc….. As I’m currently in a bit of a have to organize/consolidate state, I haven’t been going out cruising the trash. That doesn’t mean if I pass something I could use driving down the road in the normal course of my day I don’t pick it up, I’m just not currently (past three weeks) cruising before work in the morning. Yes, this is something that is as much a part of my routine as there are some people that go to the gym. It’s odd, but I find I get a little cranky when I have to hold off on trash days. All my own doing as I’m a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to organizing my place.
I’ve recently stepped up my collector legitimacy by opening up a space in an antique co-op (I do actually buy cool things at auctions, yard sales,etc). Up ’til now, I’ve pretty much just had a few yard sales a year to help clear out & make way for even more workable/useful/not-a-dam-thing-wrong-with-it/easily re-habbed ‘trash’, or passed things off to people/co-workers who ‘make a request’. Yes, I take requests. Things are easily found if I have a heads up of what people need & they can wait a couple of weeks. It may sound like I’m using an awful lot of gas driving around, but I live close to lots of cookie-cutter developments that are pretty much on top of each other…not my thing, but it does make for good picking…..