One Man’s Junk Is another Man’s Treasure

July 4, 2016

Have you ever heard this saying? It is an old one, dating back to who knows when. I did some looking into this phrase and found several different versions dating back as far as the 1700’s. Basically the statement to me means turn something negative into a positive. I use the philosophy went trying to dispose of something without going through the hassle of paying someone to remove it. This has worked tremendously well at the lake cabin during the summer months. Seems we always recycle through the years everyone’s furniture or old Televisions. We recently upgraded from an old tube TV to a flat screen.  First question that comes to mind well the old one worked well what are we going to do with it?

Now I am thinking the barter system is a good one, but you have to seek out that person that is looking to barter or trade for something you like. So you benefit if it is a service you’re looking for and not adding to your pile of stuff only to have it sit longer than you want it to. Sounds too much like work to me……

No problem haul it out to the front street put a FREE TAKE ME sign on it and within the hour GONE! We have not once had anything left sitting for more than an hour at any time. Now it may not seem like it’s worth anything to you it will make some persons day to find a treasure that you have written off long ago and possibly escape a landfill for a few more years. I have often wondered if I kept all this stuff how someone in my family will one day think I am a hoarder of some sort.  My advice to them….Take what you want, then put it all on the street and put a FREE TAKE ME sign on it. Or have you ever heard of a garage sale EVERYTHING MUST GO……..FREE… could start a new trend …

Brian Wood

Over 40 years of retail experience. Managed and Merchandised for a large Grocery Chain for 22 years in the grocery sector. 13 years as an Area manager for third party merchandising and direct to store ordering company. 5 years in the liquor industry as an operations manager with a major Liquor store chain. This article is my own opinion on things that I observe or have observed throughout my career.

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