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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 Easy Way To Find Good Trash Finds

    (pictured above is a mod Barbie house found in the trash – the plastic roof is really brittle, but, the panels are still beautifully vibrant & in great shape!) Are you a budding trash picker but a little hesistant … 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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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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Picking Trash After Yard Sales

Despite trash picking since I was a child (read about my first trashpick here: http://www.trashfinds.com/?p=5), it wasn’t until a few years ago that I discovered the push-it-to-the-curb-after-the-yard-sale bounty of stuff. Or, as a good friend of mine calls it, “the … Continue reading

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Superstitious Trash Picking & Collecting

Like many other ‘sports’ (uh, way of life..), trash picking or general collecting is not immune to some individuals having, I guess I’ll say ‘superstitions’. For instance, baseball players who are convinced if they change their socks, they won’t play … 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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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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The Pursuit Of A Good Trash Find

While my love of the free find drives me, as a collector, I explore avenues aside from trash picking – auctions, yard sales, flea markets, estate sales. Sure, I love the thrill of the free trash find, but more than … Continue reading

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Architectural Salvage & Trash Finds At Work

Underneath the layers of paint, are a great mantel & door! My boyfriend got these from a job he was doing on a home built in the 20’s/30’s – the owner was going to throw them out! He also brought … Continue reading

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