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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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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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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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Refusing To Buy What Will Be Found For Free (…eventually).

I’ve had a washing machine issue going on for at least a month (ok, closing in on two).  Fortunately, the issue is one I’m willing to work around until I locate a nice, free one.  If push comes to shove, there … Continue reading

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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

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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

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TODAY’S TRASHFINDS 5/27/10

Had a pretty decent haul today (pics below).  Found a cement lion yard statue; the top of a ‘bean counter’ table; a nice cement base for a birdbath; a fiberglass urn that’s separated from the base (if I decide to … Continue reading

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