One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure
I drive around in neighborhoods and picking up free stuff at the curb... I clean it up, fix, repair, sand, stain or paint the items. I list it on the Marketplace and other sites. I have sold on eBay and craigslist.
I made nearly $7000.00 last year on stuff that folks threw away. Cannot believe what people throw out... I call it Trashing for Treasures… I have picked up more free lumber for my "handyman do list" projects than I do at the building supply stores… My friend is a whiz with the electric saw… We made birdhouses, plaques, tables, and more with free wood.
BirdbathI even picked up a nice concrete bird bath and a metal glider for my yard… I took it home, set the birdbath up in the front yard, cleaned it up and spray painted it, filled up with water and planted flowers around it. I cleaned up the metal glider and spray painted it. It was a nice addition to my front porch.
I even get in on someone cleaning out their rental houses, grandmother’s homes, people moving, etc. People set lots of good stuff at the curb. It's free for the taking.