Wednesday, August 11, 2010

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

We live on a street that's often a cut through to other parts of Decatur and Druid Hills. It's not a busy street but a decent number of cars come by.

Sometimes we leave things out for the garbage truck that disappear within hours — long before the garbage man comes by.

Sometimes, Dan and I make fictional bets about how long it will be before items are lifted from the trash pile.

This time it was the old/traditional ceramic chandalier that was up for grabs.

Merchandised atop a stack of empty ceiling fan boxes.

I put this out at 7pm yesterday — and gone this morning when I woke up to get ready for work.

Other treasures that people have taken from our trash pile:
  • A yellow ceramic sink (circa 1950)
  • Dusty/dirty/old off-white carpet, removed from our living room
  • An old, painted wood door (removed from the entrance to our daylight basement)
  • Possibly asbestos ceiling tiles - yikes!
  • A framed black and white photo of the Brooklyn Bridge


Traci said...

Same thing happens at our house! We've left all sorts of odds and ends from the renovations - things that you'd never think would be useful to anyone - and all of it has been taken. I usually take anything that I think someone might want to Goodwill, but apparently leaving it at the curb works just as well :)

Kb_Mal said...

Easier than Goodwill, right? Love it!

Mego said...

Ever heard of freecycle? My pal had someone take a hefty fridge off her hands

Kb_Mal said...

I have heard of Freecycle but haven't used it yet. Sounds like a neat site/organization. So far we're having good luck freecycling things from our front lawn - almost everything gets taken - it's crazy!