I wrote this to go with the stoves on another thread, but I suppose it fits better here.
Tip:If there’s a college town near you. find out when the change of quarters/semesters is. The last week of each term, new graduates, full of hopes and dreams of big paying jobs will haul all of their grandparents stuff out to the curb for the trash man to haul away. Mowers, grills, furniture, appliances, clothes, books, bowling balls, you name it…Most of the time it is stuff that the parents inherited from the grandparents when they downsized or died. The youth took it to college and since it is usually of an older generation of stuff, and since they just want to start all over again, they often just get rid of everything. After all, with a new college degree in history or women’s studies they are going to get a great paying job next week anyway, right?
Take a van or truck…and a trailer. Keep what you need. Give to others what you don’t. Have a yard sale. or find a good charity/thrift store to help out.
It’s actually a fun outing. Like a treasure hunt.