Tuesday, June 3, 2008

One Man's Trash

I told my husband awhile ago that I was thinking about getting our daughter a play kitchen either for her birthday or Christmas. So we've been checking them out in the stores, comparing prices and so forth. They are a bit pricey so we hadn't purchased one yet. Well, the other day I was very surprised when he came home with one. He said he saw it out in the trash when he was driving by so he stopped to check it out. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, we just need to clean it up. I have seen kitchens in worse shape at yard sales. It just completely amazes me that someone would throw away a perfectly good kitchen play set. Haven't these people heard of craigslist or even Salvation Army?

Have you ever gotten something you wanted this way? I had heard stories from people before about situations like this, but this is the first time I've experienced it. Do you ever throw away something that is in perfectly good shape just because you don't want it anymore?

I hate the idea of throwing away something that is in perfectly good condition. So we always try to pass it on to someone who can use it, list it on craigslist or donate it. How do you get rid of the items you no longer need or want?

1 responses:

ohhollyf said...

I've thrown stuff in the trash, just worn out, from the usual.
The usual would be asking a friend, freecycle or as u mentioned Sal. Army ( but i end uo buying more while there). LOL