Tag Archives: flea markets

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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Utilizing A Trash Picking Cart

  When we get the opportunity to trash pick my favorite flea market [Mr. Trashfinds wants to know what I mean by ‘we’ – yes, I’m the catalyst, but he makes finds also…he’s just not a volume picker like I … 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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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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Thanks For The Free Garden Supplies!

Check out our small, container garden – all trashpicked except for the vegetable plants!   I have a green thumb but I’m extremely, uh, in lieu of lazy, I’ll say lackadaisical, so I bought the plants  at a local church … 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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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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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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Metal Monday! Vintage Roll Top Bread Box

  We found this metal roll top bread box trash picking a flea market a few months ago.  I was going to pass on it, but my boyfriend convinced me to take it with the idea that, “I bet you … Continue reading

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