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  1. Cheryl Atkinson says:

    Oh My! that looks like alot of fun. When i lived in CA they would have these trash clean ups and i was amazed of what people threw out. Now i live in FL and i don’t think they have these. Do you know how i would fine out? I have only been here a year. I love to pick.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Check on city websites, Cheryl. Search curbside cleanup or spring clean up. They usually coincide with trash removal days.Good luck!

  2. Wow you have quite the collection of stuff! Curious how it all turned out 🙂 Guess I will have to read more of your posts!

    1. Your comment got me thinking I should link up some of the posts with what I did with these items! Thanks for the comment;will work on that!Happy reading!

  3. Wow, did you score some treasures! I can’t wait to see a lot of these items put to use in your grad party post. Loved the extra photos you included – the climbing spider man was too funny. As for owning a vintage truck, I have my hopes on finding the perfect flower power VW Bus to claim as the Frugalistamobile. Thanks for the awesome junking adventure tips, Lora!

    1. Your welcome, Marie! And yes, many of my roadside treasures are being refreshed & used for the grad party!

  4. House of Hollingsworth Blog says:

    Are you kidding me Lora?!! People in your area throw out QUALITY STUFF. People in my area throw out broken plastic plant pots and cushions that smell like cat pee. I’m looking forward to your grad posts! xx

    1. Oh,there’s plenty of yucky stuff I drive by, but I like to hang around the older neighborhoods where the older people think their stuff from the 40’s and 50’s is “old junk” like my grandma used to call it! and yes, I’ll be doing some grad party prep posts here soon!

  5. It’s me again! Thanks so much for sharing this on the Farmhouse Friday link party! 🙂

  6. Wow! What a great haul! I sure wish our area did this. I would be out there every time loading up my truck (not vintage, unfortunately)!

    1. Yes, homeonthecorner, it’s pretty awesome that several Mpls suburbs do this every spring or fall. I also know of some smaller, outlying towns that also do it. It’s great to easily get rid of unwanted items & great to find items you “need”!

  7. Great junking tips! Thanks for sharing these with us! 🙂

    I’d like to invite you to share this at the Farmhouse Friday link party, which is live right now! 🙂 When you link up, I will share it with a direct link back to your post on all my social media, including on the DIY Farmhouse Style Facebook group, which at this writing has 154k+ members. I hope to see you there! 🙂

    Michelle @ The Painted Hinge
    http://www.thepaintedhinge.com

    1. Thanks, Michelle! Always good to hear about parties that fit my style! Will check it out…

  8. goodness, you and I couldn’t go junking together, our tastes are TOO similar. First time here. The reminder to be wary is so tough because we all want to think the best of people. I think of some of the foolish situations I’ve been in and THANK my guardian angel. Sad, but true.

    1. Susan, Thanks for visiting! I have been enjoying junking alone lately because I get to fill my van all myself;) And yes, some street smarts come in handy when on the junk hunt!

  9. You forgot the number one rule! When in doubt, take it! You can always put it on your curb when you come to your senses!

    1. You’re totally right, Lisa! Grab first, think later! I did mention in the end that you can always burn it, scrap it or like you said…put it on your own curb! Thanks for the comment!

  10. OMG! Did you ever hit the jackpot! The chairs, shutters and little desk along with everything else, wow.

    1. It was a good day, Deb! After a couple weekends like this, I used to have enough to work on for 6 months when I had the store. It was nice, but could get a little overwhelming!