So last week I missed my Thrifty Thursday post and I apologize.
One of my favorite things to do is drive around on trash day(yes this sounds a little on the weird side I know) and see what treasures I can find. I have had many great finds.
I have filled my backyard with great toys for my kids; Little tikes Large Cube Climber, Step 2 Climber, 3 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe cars,and A Step 2 Playhouse are just a few of the things that I have found, cleaned up and added to my children’s backyard play ground.
My son’s toddler bed was found on the side of the road I found a step 2 fire truck bed one time and my son loved it.
My son’s dresser was originally found on the side of the road and with a few coats of spray paint and some new hardware it looks brand new. I wish I had a picture what it looked like before but this is what it looks like now It wasnt in awesome shape when I got it but It didnt match the look I was going to be going for in my younger two’s bedroom. So once I was ready to redo their room it didnt take much to make all the furniture match.
2 of the 3 toy boxes we have in the house have been found on the side of the road(the other one I got at a yard sale).
I do not go picking threw people’s trash cans or anything like that but I have friends who have also gotten some great toys like the little tikes climbers off the side of the road. People throw out tons of things that they just do not have any use for. There are things that I do not pick up off the side of the road like clothing, mattresses, couches stuff like that because I do not like the thought of bed bugs or anything like that but I have never bought my kids any of their outside toys with the exception of their new bikes they got for their birthdays. Everything else has been found on the side of the road.
Now I know not everyone is comfortable picking something off the curb and putting it in their car but it has really saved us a ton of money and my kids have some great outside toys that I would not have been able to afford to buy them brand new.
Have you ever found anything really awesome off the side of the road?
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