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Don’t You Have To Have A Voucher To Shop At A Thrift Store?

    Mr. Trashfinds revealed to me that before we met, he had never shopped at a thrift store.  I laughed, pretty much in disbelief, and then realized he was absolutely serious.  He’ll wear clothes that have landed on the side … 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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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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Black Friday – Is Your Merchandise Made In The USA?

I stopped by the antique store last week & mentioned that I couldn’t wait until Black Friday so I could spend time overhauling my booth.   One of the owners said, “Really?  I thought being the great deal seeker, you’d … Continue reading

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Public Education – Saving Taxpayer Money With Trash Picking

In a previous post, http://wp.me/pZyJ6-4v, Shopping The Trash Through Sales Circulars, I wrote about how I rarely buy new. However, I do occasionally enjoy ‘pricing’ items that I’ve found in the trash. Generally, I do this online, comparing new & … 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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Pricing Trash Finds To Sell

Every week I find awesome trash, but I enjoy various levels of used – yard sales, flea markets, thrift stores, family pass-on’s, etc. My tendency to collect has reached a pretty logical path – for whatever items I don’t give … 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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TRASH PICKING HOME DECOR

Finding ‘stuff’ is always on my mind.  I think of the why’s & how’s that items wind up in the trash, or abundantly available used.  I always consider what to keep, what to sell & what to give away, otherwise, I’d be … Continue reading

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Corporate Trash

My ultimate goal is to get to a point where I use things I would otherwise waste (like food wrappers, packaging, etc…) to make cool handicrafts & what-not (this would involve me, my boyfriend, and the middle of nowhere).   Until … Continue reading

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