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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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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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Cultivator Of Controversy We Never Discuss

       I LOVE selling items I found in the trash for a few reasons.  Getting a little extra cash is actually one of the least reasons I do it.   I love that I rescue something from utter destruction, keep … Continue reading

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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

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Those That Got Away…

Now that I’m singing the gospel of trashpicking to whomever wants to read this &  not just to those that encounter me on a daily basis, all kinds of previous trash-related ventures are popping into my head.  I remember a coworker calling me … Continue reading

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My first trashpick – 1978….

Lots of people do different things to find that ‘feeling’, that rush of energy that kickstarts you into being. Some people conquer mountains. Some run marathons. I pick trash. I can remember my first trash find. We were visiting my … Continue reading

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