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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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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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Remember When You Found A Live Mouse In Your Pocket?

As I’ve had more than one mouse-related conversation this week, I thought I’d share one of my favorite stories – that just happens to involve a mouse.                   (picture of a plastic mouse found in a trashpicked box with about … 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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Why I Love Mosaics (Or How I Accidentally Break Things).

Here are a few pictures of china I recently found at a flea market. The first picture shows what the plates looked like before I owned them for all of five minutes. Really. Dropped the bag & broke three plates … Continue reading

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Establishing A Trash Picking Limit

< While I am aware trash picking dazzles & mesmerizes me, I really try to keep a lid on coming across as too much of a fanatical ‘join us’ ambassador. Yes, the topic comes up daily with me & virtually … Continue reading

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Pros & Cons of a Crowded Booth

I’m not one for presentation [note at the date of this posting, still have generic banner for site], or for what I call, the bells & whistles. It’s not that I don’t have an eye for it, or understand the … 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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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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