Archive for January, 2012

Trash Pickin’

That’s what we called it when I was growing up. Now it’s called dumpster diving, or curb shopping, or any one of several other descriptive names. I just call it fun. Garage sales are in this category too, and it’s one of my favorite things to do.

Last weekend our neighbors across and down the street moved out, took their house with them.

Before improvements

They had added a nice porch, wrought iron accents, hanging plants, and some other nice touches. The best looking house in the neighborhood. And now it’s a bare lot over there. But to get back to the trash pickin’..

They put several children’s toys out by the trash barrels, and hubby asked if we could take them for our 3 year old great-granddaughter if they were dumping them.  Being nice folks they said yes, so we hauled several items home including a small battery powered 4-wheeler type vehicle, a large plastic toy box, an activity table, and a small ride-on 3 wheeler, the kind that is pushed with the feet.  Serenity will have a great time next summer. What kind of repairs are needed? Mostly soap and water, and battery recharging for the 4-wheeler. No, she won’t be allowed to ride it alone, unattended.

kiddie 4-wheeler

trash-picked toys

So, trash pickin’ can be a frugal fun thing to do. Wish I could do it more often.

okiewife, always looking for treasure in other people’s trash.


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