Monday, April 21, 2014

One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure

When Son Donald moved back home last year he brought his small collection of free weights.  He also returned the old weight bench I'd gleaned from a trash pile for him about five years earlier. He put everything in the basement, and when the weather was too hot/too cold or we didn't feel like going to the gym we'd use them.  However, the bench was rickety and missing a leg extension attachment on the end.  (Which was the same condition it was when it came into the house, so no surprises there.)

Last fall Hubby Tony noticed one of our neighbors had set out a weight bench with a big "FREE" sign on it.  It was much nicer than the one we had, so he brought it in the house.   We put the old bench in the unfinished area, where it was in the way any time I needed to get something off the shelves.

Twice a year our city has a bulk trash collection. The spring one is this week.  Guess what we're setting out to get rid of?

Old bench
New bench

























Five years ago today: Appeal To The Masses

6 comments:

  1. this is great recycling! We once threw out an old weight bench, nothing wrong with it and it was gone from the curb overnight!

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    1. I've gotten several nice things from people's trash piles. Also had several nice things disappear from ours.

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  2. Freecycling? I'm sure some one will make use of the old one. Still useable.

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    1. D'oh! Freecycling or Craigslist didn't even occur to me. Sometimes I wonder about myself....

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