I know some people are completely freaked out about “trash picking”. I guess I view it more like, “I would buy that if they had a garage sale, but they threw it out instead!” Two nights ago, my kids and I drove by a house that was being sold and in front was a plethora of items. You could tell it was a home of an elderly person because the items were not what you would find in Target. They were rough hewn boxes, a sturdy dresser, heavy benches, a tall skinny utility table… For me, they were things I would have bought at their sale for sure! Here’s a peek at some of the items I found that I’ve already put to use.
There was a tall skinny table — just what I’ve been looking for to go in my back room for seed trays. Last year the huge 6 foot table I used was so intrusive! This is perfect and the legs unscrew to store underneath. I might throw a coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint on it to jazz it up after my seedlings are tucked into the garden, but for now it meets my needs!!
…and a long, skinny box that’s divided into thirds that fits my seed packets perfectly! I’ve been trying to organize them well, but until now I haven’t found something that was just right. I guess God knew exactly what my little gardening spot needed.
So my encouragement is to see what others think is trash — or what someone is selling on the cheap at a garage sale, and think about how you could make it into a treasure!