I trash pick.
I’m not even ashamed of it – unless I get caught by the owners of the trash, that is. The TRUTH is – I love it. I talk to anyone and everyone about it because I ❤ Treasure Hunting. If the treasures are among the unwanted and thrown away – so be it.
It’s incredible what people throw away.
Recently my neighbor died. (Read about that here.) His adult daughter came and cleaned out his apartment. She bagged up everything, marked it as trash and left. I’m not gonna lie – I dug through every single bag. The result was, I now have six large black trashbags of good (some new) clothes to go to a charitable thrift store that supports an organization I love.
I had four bags of good men’s pants, shirts, blankets, and socks that I handed out to the homeless last Saturday.
I have enough stuff for an entire yard sale.
I also found actual money; brand new, in the package AA batteries, several ebay-able items and enough kitchen wares to stock a kitchen.
Unwanted. -Not by me.
And since we’re on this topic – this is one of my most favorite blogs: http://garbagefinds.com/2014/04/23/public-relations/