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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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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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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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I Was Just Admiring Your Yard (and other excuses to use when trash picking)!

      My recent guest post on ThriftCore (http://thriftcore.com) helped remind me that many people’s approach to trash picking isn’t quite as brazen as mine.  After I’m talking to someone about a great score or trash picking day, I often have them tell … Continue reading

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Four Thrifty Tips For Hopeless Procrastinators

(two recent trashfinds – cool record album art!) MY PROCRASTINATION USED TO COST ME $1,600 A YEAR. I’m a pretty frugal person.  I don’t make much money (by choice), but I have an abundance of time, great benefits, and by … Continue reading

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Spending Time Outside Of Our Comfort Zone

This past weekend, my boyfriend & I mingled with a good friend & his friends at a ‘pre-concert’ gathering (two things I’m really not into – large crowds & tailgating….). While we had an ok time, all I could think … Continue reading

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Being Selective With Trash Shopping

I was talking with my boyfriend about how I’m going to have to shop for a new baby mattress (what I use as a dog bed) and realized I view trash picking the same way as many do going to a … Continue reading

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Trash Finds, Flea Markets, & Customer Service

(Normal flea market stuff – just a small sample of what we had. I really have to remember to take pictures BEFORE things get going) We participated in our first flea market as a ‘vendor’.  Despite the soaring 100° heat, … Continue reading

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