A lot of people do it.
And, unfortunately, a lot of people, don’t. Why one wouldn’t is beyond me…
Anyway, I am someone who does. I love recycling, repurposing and general re-use of good quality items. Why not right?
My town has a brilliant concept – it’s called a swap trailer. It’s a place where townspeople can drop off unwanted but good items, for another townsperson to take home and use. Brilliant.
The photos you see above are some the recent finds I’ve scored over the past few months…to see more treasures, go here.
The swap trailer is conveniently located at our local transfer station…so people can drop off their recycling (cardboard, cans, bottles, etc.) their trash as well as their unwanted stuff.
I love our swap trailer (aka freebie barn). I have found some great things over the years, so much so that the NYTimes took notice…it’s still surreal that my house was in the NYTimes…
Regardless of who takes notice or not, it’s a resource which is beneficial for people of all income brackets as well as the planet. Simple. Brilliant. Fun.
Try starting a swap shop of sorts in your town…you just never know what you may find!
I love that idea – I would love to see something similar here.
I’m so glad to know you like it too! It is such a great resource on so many levels…for so many people…(: Here’s hoping the idea catches on!
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