One Man's Trash...


Yes, I’m a trash picker.

Well, not exactly a trash picker as in someone who goes through Philadelphia city trash cans; picking out cigarette butts or half-emptied bottles of beer and wine.

No, I’m more of a trash picker as in someone who, if I spot something in the trash area of my apartment building that’s REALLY incredible, I will most definitely pick it out and give it a new home.

You see, that's my way of being green and recycling.

And let me tell you folks, since I’ve lived in this building, I have found some super items that other tenants have disposed of. I live in a building with a lot of college students who when they vacate after graduation, just toss things.

Things like:

-A Hewlett-Packard printer/scanner. I couldn’t understand WHY someone threw that out because it was like BRAND NEW. I’ve had it for over 4 years and it still works. Btw, I'm a huge HP fan.

-A Eureka vacuum cleaner that looked as though it had just come off the sales floor. And at the time I found it in the trash area, I NEEDED a new one. I've had this vacuum cleaner for 2 years now and it still works great.

-An Emerson microwave oven that looked as though it had NEVER been used. I got that about 2 months ago. And it’s funny because my old microwave died, so I was just getting ready to buy a new one.

I’ve also picked up some really nice lamps and wall art.

Now there are certain things I draw the line on picking trash.

Such as a mattress.

Ewwwwwwww! God only knows how many people slept on it and what they DID.

Or worse...BED BUGS.

Nope, sorry, no previously-owned mattresses for me – or things like bed pillows.

Well, as luck would have it, Tuesday afternoon before I got into the elevator to go to my apartment, I spotted a suit coat on a hanger, which looked as though it had just been dry-cleaned because it still had the clear plastic bag over it.

I picked it up and lifted the plastic to see what it looked like, and OMG…it was faaaabulous!

The coat was of a rich, deep bluish-black color, that had a slight sheen to the material; handsomely tailored from a company called MIVO. And not only did the hanger contain a coat, but also a pair of matching pants. AND…it also had a brand new tailored white shirt!

I quickly looked at the measurement of the coat, but it didn’t have a size tag. However, I could tell that it might be a good fit, just from the shoulder width and overall cut.

So do you know what I did? I recycled it!

And when I got into my apartment, I tried on the coat and guess what? It fit like a glove; almost as if it was custom-made. The pants fit me in the waist but the length was definitely too long. But who cares because I can always have them altered. And the shirt was a slim fit in MY size.

Here, take a peek...


Whoever previously owned it must have been OCD because the coat and shirt were spotlessly clean.

And do you know what’s hysterical? I’ve been looking to buy a new suit coat, but have had the worst time finding my size.

It's ironic, because it seems that whenever I'm searching for something, the object just APPEARS in the trash.

Gee...I wonder if that'll work when I start looking for a boyfriend to have a deep and meaningful relationship with.

Perhaps I'll just wake up one day and there he'll be.

In the TRASH...

...is another man's treasure!


Have a delightfully trashy weekend everyone!
X

54 comments

  1. Ron, I read your post with amazement but you should have seen my grin at the end. You must have the luck of the angels to find so many workable and usable things. I can't believe someone threw that lovely suit away. Heehee now I'm trying to fix on the scenario... lovers tiff, failed interview, stolen goods. I'd get those trousers shortened pretty quick if I were you. It's a fabulous looking suit though and just right to attract a decent looking guy. Hmm if multi-storeys contain such excellent trash I guess I'd better consider moving.


    Weekend is upon us, have a good one x

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  2. WOW! I can't believe you found all that! Although they do say college kids do pitch brand new items their parents bought them because they are too damn lazy to move it back home! I'd kill my kids if they did that!

    I can't think of anything I've ever picked up in the trash. I do remember my old neighbors picking up four really nice wooden benches from the trash behind a local Ice cream store one time. We were shocked at how nice they were.

    Have a super weekend, Trash Man!

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  3. Snazzy suit, sir. Why someone would give that a heave is beyond me--but so be it! I'll just be glad for your treasure.


    I'm not so fortunate to be near a trash bin where college students are dumping the stuff they didn't use. (oh, the good intentions of parents....LOL) I do, however spot things set out for the trash fella's and wonder if snagging it and saving it from the evils of the landfill would be a good call. Of course, by the time I convince myself that it'd be 'okay' to retrieve the item in broad daylight, with witnesses.....(oy.) the item's been plucked by someone else.....or, it's well on the way to it's new home at the landfill.
    One of these days I'm just gonna slam on the brakes and DO it!
    Or....I'll go to the door, ask if they mind my salvaging the item and THEN do it!
    OR....I'll just keep showing up at garage sales and flea markets cuz I'm a wuss! ROFL

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  4. hey ron, i am not made at you for looking in the trash. in my hood on bulk night and in other areas, people drive around with trucks looking for items people discarded and usually there is nothing wrong with them and they're not broken. the previous owner simply got something new and toss the other one. i have put out working items and no sooner than it hit the ground someone was there to get it. makes me happy someone can use it.


    now tell me THAT suit in that picture is NOT what you found. heck no, i would grab that myself. it's gorgeous.


    i don't think you want your man from the trash, unless his pants are stuffed with money.

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  5. Haha this is hilarious! I do not go as far as trash picking but I think if something jumped out at me, like that gorgeous suit you found, I would certainly snag it. I guess the trash in my area just isnt nearly as interesting as yours!

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  6. I can't believe what you find in the trash!



    To be honest with you, we don't have anywhere for trash here. It all goes to the huge tips for recycling and clothing usually goes to the charity shops. If anyone puts stuff out like that, it's called 'dumping' and is against the law. We are only allowed to fill our black bins with household rubbish, our blue bins with paper and anything else we must dispose of in the proper manor.


    We have often put things out, on our front wall, that are in good condition, and someone always takes it. If they didn't, we'd have to take it to the tip and throw it, to be crushed.



    We also have a lot of 'Freecycling' web sites, where people give stuff away. I'm telling you, that most of it, I wouldn't give house room to though.

    I can't understand why people throw out good as new stuff, but good for you that they do ;)

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  7. Sounds like the universe knows what you need and your size. Since the pants were too long I think the universe is telling you that you need to wear stilettos, lol!

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  8. WOW that suit is beautiful! Are you sure it had been put out for the trash Ron and not just put there whilst it's owner was taking more shopping to their apartment???? I think you must live in a very 'well-to-do' apartment block if people put things like that in the trash! LOL Anyway well done to you. Piccie of you wearing it now please. x

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  9. Ron, once again you made me laugh. You have the most hilarious sense of humor! I just about fell of my desk chair at the end of this post. Too funny.

    And I have to say that the suit coat and shirt you found in the trash is so sharp. Nice find! It looks like a very expensive suit too. I love the color and texture.

    Yes, I would never trash pick a mattress either. Ewww. But I have found some nice pieces of furniture in the waste area of an apartment building I used to live in several years ago.

    Thank you for always starting my morning with a laugh or something to think about.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Ron.

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  10. Good morning Valerie!

    "but you should have seen my grin at the end."

    Tee, hee....I just COULDN'T resist.

    "You must have the luck of the angels to find so many workable and usable things. I can't believe someone threw that lovely suit away."

    I know, can you BELIEVE that suit? I have found some of the most awesome things in the trash area where I live.

    "I'd get those trousers shortened pretty quick if I were you. It's a fabulous looking suit though and just right to attract a decent looking guy."



    HA! Yes, I will either have the pants altered or try to do it myself.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a lovely weekend!


    X

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  11. Hey there Bijoux!

    Isn't it a GREAT-LOOKING suit? I couldn't believe someone tossed it!?!?

    " Although they do say college kids do pitch brand new items their parents bought them because they are too damn lazy to move it back home! I'd kill my kids if they did that!"

    They have even pitched A/C window units, dishes, glasses, books, shelving units, etc. I could probably refurnish my entire apartment at the end of each school year from what I find in the trash.

    "I do remember my old neighbors picking up four really nice wooden benches from the trash behind a local Ice cream store one time."



    WOW...now those sound GREAT!!!! Good find!


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a terrific weekend!


    X

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  12. Rob LenihanAugust 16, 2013

    Good God, Ron, printers, microwaves, vacuum cleaners and a suit?!?!
    Do you live in a shopping mall?!?

    Maybe you should start ordering ahead--yo, I need a sofa!

    In Brooklyn all I find is the trash and nothing but the trash...and the occassional dead gangster.

    You must post a picture of yourself wearing that suit! And while you're looking around for a boyfriend in the trash bin, please let me know if you find any supermodels!

    Have a trashy weekend, buddy!

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  13. Hiya Mel!

    Thanks. Isn't it a SNAZZY-LOOKING suit?? And what totally floored me was that it FIT because I my size is so hard to find. The company that made the suit is from Asian, so that's probably WHY it fit me.

    "One of these days I'm just gonna slam on the brakes and DO it!"



    You GO, Mel!!! I'll tell ya, I have found some of the most incredible treasures that were other people's trash.


    Except...mattresses - HA!


    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady! Have a super-duper weekend!


    X

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  14. Hey there Shae!

    " I do not go as far as trash picking but I think if something jumped out at me, like that gorgeous suit you found, I would certainly snag it."



    Isn't the suit incredible? And it looks like it was probably worn twice by whoever owned it. I just HAD to pick it!


    As I shared, I have found some of the coolest things in the trash area of this apartment building.


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have an excellent weekend!


    X

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  15. Hey V Girl!

    "the previous owner simply got something new and toss the other one. i have put out working items and no sooner than it hit the ground someone was there to get it. makes me happy someone can use it."

    Yup...it's like one man's trash is another man's treasure! AND it's a great way to RECYCLE in stead of waste. And even though something might be OLD to someone else...it's NEW to me - HA!

    "now tell me THAT suit in that picture is NOT what you found. heck no, i would grab that myself. it's gorgeous."

    Yes...isn't it GORGEOUS? And you should see it up close because the texture and color are stunning.

    "i don't think you want your man from the trash, unless his pants are stuffed with money."



    Bwhahahahahhahaha!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a super weekend!


    X

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  16. "Since the pants were too long I think the universe is telling you that you need to wear stilettos, lol!"


    Bwhahahahhaahaha! Suzi, that me HOWL!! I was sipping my coffee when I read that and SPEWED!


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a beautiful weekend!


    X

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  17. Hiya Babs!

    I know, can you BELIEVE that?!?!

    " If anyone puts stuff out like that, it's called 'dumping' and is against the law. We are only allowed to fill our black bins with household rubbish, our blue bins with paper and anything else we must dispose of in the proper manor."

    Yes, it's pretty much the same here. And the only reason I was able to find these items was because we have an 'area' on the first floor of this building that has a HUGE trash disposal room that's kind of like a 'waiting area' inside the building, just before the trash guys pick it up. So if you're lucky, you can sometimes grab things before the trash men get here and dispose of it.

    We also have a recycling area down in the basement for things like glass, cans, plastic and paper.

    "I can't understand why people throw out good as new stuff, but good for you that they do ;)"



    Me either. I was so LUCKY to find this suit.


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Babs! Have a lovely weekend!


    X to you and Mo!

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  18. Goooood morning Pearl!

    Isn't it BEEEAUTIFUL? I was in SHOCK that someone was throwing it out!?

    "Are you sure it had been put out for the trash Ron and not just put there whilst it's owner was taking more shopping to their apartment????"

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, I'm sure because it's an area specifically for waste. Also, there were other items as well.

    "I think you must live in a very 'well-to-do' apartment block if people put things like that in the trash!"

    It's just that I live in an area where there are a lot of universities and colleges, so the things I find are most likely purchased by the parents of the students whilst in school.

    "Piccie of you wearing it now please."



    Yes, I may post photo wearing it in another post.


    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear! Have a lovely weekend!


    X

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  19. Hola Denise!

    Tee, hee....I just COULDN'T resist that last photo!!!

    "Nice find! It looks like a very expensive suit too. I love the color and texture."

    Isn't it faaaabulous-looking? I was shocked that someone was pitching it. At first, I wasn't even going to grab it, but when I looked closer, something told me to take it because it would fit. And it did!

    "But I have found some nice pieces of furniture in the waste area of an apartment building I used to live in several years ago."



    Me too. I also found a couple of lamps (which I still have) that are REALLY nice!


    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Have a wonderful weekend as well!

    X

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  20. Hey there Rob!!!

    "Good God, Ron, printers, microwaves, vacuum cleaners and a suit?!?!Do you live in a shopping mall?!?"

    I know, it seems that way, doesn't it? You can't believe the stuff that people have thrown away here. I'm shocked!

    "Maybe you should start ordering ahead--yo, I need a sofa!"

    Bwhahahahahhahaha! CRACKED ME UP, MAN!!!

    "In Brooklyn all I find is the trash and nothing but the trash...and the occassional dead gangster."

    Bwhahahahahhahaha! TOO funny!

    Yes, I may post a photo of me wearing the suit in another post!

    " And while you're looking around for a boyfriend in the trash bin, please let me know if you find any supermodels!"



    Rob, you're totally making me roll on the floor with laughter at your comment today!!!!


    You're HYSTERICAL!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a SUPA' weekend!


    X

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  21. Seriously, Ron, that suit was a great find! Hell, if I'd have seen it I would have snatched it too! However, I have never been so lucky as to not only find a suit like like that, but also a printer, vacuum cleaner or a microwave. Way to go, dude!

    "Ewwwwwwww! God only knows how many people slept on it and what they DID."



    You are a riot!

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  22. BenzekneesAugust 16, 2013

    How lucky can one person be? I have thought about taking things from the trash from time to time, but never had the courage. I also live in an apt. bldg. so our recycle bin gets a lot of furniture etc. when people move in & out.

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  23. Hiya Matt!

    Thanks, buddy! I felt as though I stuck GOLD when I found this suit! I am such a hard size to fit, so I was BEYOND happy when I saw that it fit me like a glove!

    *doing the happy dance*

    ""Ewwwwwwww! God only knows how many people slept on it and what they DID."

    I mean can you IMAGINE?!?! Tee, hee!

    Thanks for stopping by, Matt. Have a fantabulous weekend!

    X

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  24. Hey there Benzeknees!

    "How lucky can one person be?"

    I know, can you believe it? I never though I would ever fine clothing to wear in the trash, however, when I saw this suit AND it fit...it was like I had the LUCK of the Irish with me, even though I'm Italian - HA!

    " I also live in an apt. bldg. so our recycle bin gets a lot of furniture etc. when people move in & out."

    Isn't it something how when you live in an apartment building, the things you find that others toss?

    Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

    X

    P.S. BTW, I just discovered who you are from over at Mark's blog. For the longest time I thought you were someone else who reads my blog from your email address in your comment. I am so sorry for not realizing that you were someone else. I will stop by your blog to say Hi sometime today!

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  25. Ron, that is one gorgeous suit! Looks like something you'd seen on a model in GQ. And it looks in mint condition too.

    I can't believe all the great items you found in the trash over the years. Doesn't it just kill you the stuff that people throw away, especially how tight money is with the economy?

    "You see, that's my way of being green and recycling."



    You slay me with your clever logic!


    And yo, if you find a guy in the trash that looks like the one in the photo, ask him if he has a twin!

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  26. Hey ho Robert!

    Thanks, isn't it GORGEOUS? Yes, it IS in mint condition, which was what impressed me the most. It looked like it had been worn ONCE! The material is so cool because it has a slight sheen to it which makes the suit look bluish-black, depending on the light.

    Yes, it blows me away what some people throw out. If I want to get rid of something, I will ask a friend if they want it. In fact, I did that with an old printer I once had.

    "And yo, if you find a guy in the trash that looks like the one in the photo, ask him if he has a twin!"

    Bwhahahahahhahaha! Okay, will, and then send him to your trash bin!

    Thanks for stopping by, bud. Enjoy your weekend!

    X

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  27. What a great suit! I can't believe someone threw it out. I'm a total trash picker, too. Some people just can't be bothered to Freecycle it or give it to the Goodwill, which is so sad. But hey, I'll be HAPPY to recycle it for them!
    Good luck finding that last item. Maybe if you think on it enough. It's seems to have worked with everything else!

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  28. Bwahahahahah! That is fabulous!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏 You must have super powers or something as I just never get that lucky! An HP Printer, a vacuum that actually works...AND A new microwave. Quite a find! Not to even mention the suit! Wow! Go buy your self a lottery ticket NOW!!! Happy Weekend! Xo Jeanne

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  29. Hey Chrissy!

    Thank you. I felt like l hit the LOTTERY on that one!

    "Some people just can't be bothered to Freecycle it or give it to the Goodwill, which is so sad. But hey, I'll be HAPPY to recycle it for them!"

    Amen...me too! Wouldn't it be cool if we all just exchanged clothes with each other every year? This way we wouldn't have to buy anything, we could just SWAP - HA! Think of the money we'd save!

    "Good luck finding that last item. Maybe if you think on it enough. It's seems to have worked with everything else!"

    HA! Can you imagine that? One day he'll just appear - POOF - in the trash!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a super weekend!

    X

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  30. Dumpster diving is a tres chic these days Ron, it's all about attitude I think.
    Speaking of HP printers, I love their products too, but the ink cartridges here in Canada are often more than buying a whole new printer, that comes with starter ink cartridges, That may explain why that printer was in the trash. It should have at least been recycled though, if they didn't want it.
    Your suit coat looks great, what a find. You're an expert at this, I can tell.
    Happy Weekend, G
    www.veggiesyarnsandtails.wordpress.com

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  31. " You must have super powers or something as I just never get that lucky!"


    Yeah, it's called a "trashy mind" - Bwhahahahahahahaha!


    " Go buy your self a lottery ticket NOW!!!"


    Do you know what's funny? I'm very lucky with stuff like this (finding things when I need them), however, not with winning lotteries, games, or contests.


    Oh well, at least I can say I won a beautiful SUIT!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear lady. Wishing you and the girlz a lovely weekend! Hasn't the weather in the north east been GORGEOUS?


    X to you and the girlz!

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  32. "Dumpster diving is a tres chic these days Ron, it's all about attitude I think."

    Geraldine, I LOVE that!!! It's all about the attitude!

    "Speaking of HP printers, I love their products too, but the ink cartridges here in Canada are often more than buying a whole new printer, that comes with starter ink cartridges."

    Don't you just LOVE anything HP? I have only had HP computers and printers, and they have lasted me FOREVER. Both my desktop and laptop are HP's and they work like a charm. Never had any problems with HP.

    But yes, I agree, the cartridges are SO expensive. I used to go to a place that would refill the cartridges instead of having to buy them. However, they closed :(

    The worst printer I ever had was Epson. I will never buy another one of those.

    "Your suit coat looks great, what a find."



    Thank you. Isn't it a gorgeous suit? I feel lucky to have found it.


    Happy weekend, dear lady. And thank you for stopping by!

    X

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  33. Ron, I forgot to ask in my last comment, did you take the collage photos with your new camera? Great photos!

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  34. Yes, Robert, I did. Thanks!


    I am loving this new camera. I took those photos by hanging the suit on my shower curtain liner - HA!

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  35. Ron, someone is definitely looking out for you! I've heard it said that one man's trash is another's treasure, and you've just gone and proved that!
    You're so right about the college kids. When a semester is finished, they throw out nearly EVERYTHING! On Domer's campus, they had what was basically a HUGE garage sale; the kids would toss out what they didn't want (or couldn't haul back home with them), and the town folks (and underclassmen) would show up to pick the leavings. There were ALL kinds of things available.
    How fortunate to find just what you need WHEN you need it!

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  36. Helloooooo Debbie!

    " I've heard it said that one man's trash is another's treasure, and you've just gone and proved that!"

    Yes, isn't that AMAZING? I can't believe all the GREAT treasures I have found in the trash?!? And the suit just floored me!

    "On Domer's campus, they had what was basically a HUGE garage sale; the kids would toss out what they didn't want (or couldn't haul back home with them), and the town folks (and underclassmen) would show up to pick the leavings. There were ALL kinds of things available."

    Now THAT was a great idea...having a garage sale!!!!

    Here, because I guess we're in a city, they just toss everything.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Hope you're enjoying a beautiful weekend!

    X

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  37. I thought you might have, Ron. Again, great photos, they look like they came out of a magazine.

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  38. Ron, I once found a dresser that I took and refinished to make it look distressed. I love the look of shabby chic!

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  39. Denise that's sounds awesome. You GO, girl! I love the the look of distressed/shabby chic as well. It looks lived-in and cozy.

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  40. Wow, Ron. You hit a gold mine there! And I remember you saying how hard it is to find clothing. And then lo and behold, it's there! (Although I thought maybe you were making a joke and the owner came over and asked why you were eying up his things.) When the Lehigh students depart campus, we host a giant cleanup/donation effort where we prep their throw-aways for sale and hold a Southside MoveOut Sale (http://www.lehigh.edu/~inserve/moveout.shtml). Proceeds serve the local community. I totally believe what people throw out. I helped sort and prep computing equipment one year. Rich kids have no concept of what things cost or are worth. We make a small fortune on their garbage.

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  41. Hiya Kathy!

    Yup...it was as though I hit a gold mine! Especially that the suit FIT. The company who made the suit is from Asian, so that's probably why it fit because they are small people like me - HA!

    "When the Lehigh students depart campus, we host a giant cleanup/donation effort where we prep their throw-aways for sale and hold a Southside Move Out Sale, where proceeds serve the local community."

    I just to look at the link - that is so AWESOME! What a great way to generate money and help the community!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Hope you had a super Sunday!

    Enjoy your week!
    X

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  42. That's fantastic - you've gotten some great things. I've never found anything quite that good but I do pick things up if I see them and I could use them. I found a really sturdy cooler in the middle of the road once and still use it.


    And hey, if you do find a great boyfriend and then he tells you he's straight, send him my way please!!!

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  43. Helloooooo Secret Agent Woman!

    It's funny because I never win things like contests or lotteries, but I have the best luck in FINDING stuff I need.

    " but I do pick things up if I see them and I could use them. I found a really sturdy cooler in the middle of the road once and still use it."

    You GO, girl!

    "And hey, if you do find a great boyfriend and then he tells you he's straight, send him my way please!!!"

    Bwhahahahhhaha! Okay, I will. I PROMISE. You'll get first dibs!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Hope you had a fantabulous weekend!

    X

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  44. Herman TurnipAugust 18, 2013

    Heh...it's funny how things like that happen. It's like the recycling gods look down upon you in your time of need and grant your wishes. If that's the case, can you put in a good word for me? I could use a new Macintosh computer ;-) Heh...

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  45. "It's like the recycling gods look down upon you in your time of need and grant your wishes"

    HA! And do you know what's funny, Herman? I almost referred to this as the 'recycling gods' - I kid you not!

    " If that's the case, can you put in a good word for me? I could use a new Macintosh computer"

    Will do, buddy! However, if I see a Mac, I may have to keep it for myself :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you and the family had an awesome weekend!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  46. It is amazing what people will toss without a thought. Peanut's Daddy, while working for a company that flipped rentals, would come home with the most fantastic finds. New boots (never worn and just his size), mini frig, 6 foot Christmas tree in a box, nice decorative metal shelving. College students are the worst....or best, depending on how you look at it I suppose!

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  47. Mark PetruskaAugust 19, 2013

    When I was a kid growing up in Ohio, my brother and I made it a habit of digging through the trash in the neighborhood to see what treasures we could find. As I recall, there was quite a bit of good stuff in there, but then again this would have been from the perspective of an 8 y/o, so who knows. You've had some great finds, though!

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  48. " As I recall, there was quite a bit of good stuff in there, but then again this would have been from the perspective of an 8 y/o, so who knows. "


    HA! How true, Mark! What we considered good stuff as a kid is so different as an adult.


    Thanks so much for stopping by and catching up on my post. Appreciate that, buddy!


    Have a great week!


    X to you and Tara!

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  49. Helloooo Lisa!

    "Peanut's Daddy, while working for a company that flipped rentals, would come home with the most fantastic finds. New boots (never worn and just his size), mini frig, 6 foot Christmas tree in a box, nice decorative metal shelving."

    WOW!

    "College students are the worst....or best, depending on how you look at it I suppose!"



    You're right, I think we were all that way when we were younger. We didn't see or appreciate as we do now.


    X

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  50. AH HA HA HA HA HA I didn't see that coming! (that's what she said)


    Where in the world did you find that picture.... you crack me up! Makes me wanna look a little more carefully at the trash collectors in Corolla now!

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  51. " Makes me wanna look a little more carefully at the trash collectors in Corolla now!"


    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


    I found that photo online while Googling, "Stud in the trash."


    I kid you not!


    Thanks for stopping by, Katherine!

    X

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  52. We've put things on the trash before and then noticed people at the curb picking whatever it was up not to long afterwards. Once an old stove... it didn't even really work... but the interest in it was for scrap metal. We have a recycle yard not too far from us so on trash night a lot of people canvas the area for good finds.
    Sounds like you've gotten just what you needed when you needed it. Being in tune with the Universe is a good thing. Beautiful suit.
    And 'Dumpster Dan'... lookin' good! ;)

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  53. Hey there Mary!

    " Once an old stove... it didn't even really work... but the interest in it was for scrap metal."

    WOW! You see that! Some people will find exactly what they're looking for IN THE TRASH - HA!

    Thank you, isn't the suit faaaaaabulous???

    And yeah, "Dumpster Dan" ain't so bad-looking either!

    HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, neighbor! Have a fantabulous weekend!

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