Yard sale!

Sunday’s weather is projected to be 15 and sunny. A little wind, but nothing too strong. Sounds like it’s finally time for a yard sale!

This sale is bound to be a bit chaotic. Basically, I have way too much stuff after a full winter of scavenging. It’s not quite as bad now after the organization session above (it’s a gif, and it should move if you click on it) but there’s still a lot to deal with. My first sale often tends to be an organization session in and of itself – I inevitably weed out a bunch of stuff that I should probably have left on the curb, or at least isn’t worth trying to sell.

Also, because my storage is more or less outside some of the things get a bit dusty thanks to the wind. I’ll have to wipe down some items with a cloth before I put them out. Fortunately I’ve enlisted a friend to help me with the setup which should make everything a little easier.

Anyways, the sale will be at 4096 Coloniale (near Duluth) starting at around noon. I’ll probably go until around 6pm, or when it gets too dark, cold, or quiet. If you have any questions post a comment or send me a Facebook message!

FYI, I have lots of stuff in the basement that won’t even make it to this sale. That means my next one will be pretty good as well, if not better. So if you can’t make this one, it’s not the end of the world.

Relevant links

1. Facebook page
2. My eBay listings
3. Etsy store
4. Kijiji listings
5. Contribute to garbagefinds.com

Email: thingsifindinthegarbage@gmail.com. I often fall behind on emails, so I apologize in advance if it takes me a while to get back to you.

Yard sale @ Café Névé


I don’t usually go out of my way to promote my yard sales on the blog, but I figured I’d make an exception in this case. Tomorrow, assuming the weather cooperates of course, I’ll be selling out front of Café Névé at 151 Rue Rachel E. You can see the Facebook event here.

I won’t have as much stuff out as usual, but the things I do have will be pretty good – I purged most of the junk after my last sale. Even if you don’t find anything you like, Névé sells very tasty coffee, sandwiches, and the most decadent chocolate chip cookie I have ever eaten. It’s a great place to read a book or get some computer work done.


Junk seems to naturally accumulate at my sales, so the occasional purge is necessary. Part of the reason this happens is because I take weird but cool things in the hopes someone else will want them, and sometimes nobody does. These mostly religious images in super kitschy frames I found in Villeray last week are a great example of that. They’re very much from a place and time (I’m guessing they fit right into a 1960s Italian home) and I appreciate that they’re artifacts from that very specific part of the past.

However, is anyone actually going to want to buy them? I have no idea. The colorful frames are pretty gaudy, though I feel like someone with an interesting take on interior design might find them appealing. The “Last Supper” print might be the easiest sell of the bunch. We’ll see – sometimes I’m surprised by these things. I’ll let you know if they end up selling or becoming part of my next purge.