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Sunday, March 18, 2018

#sol18 March 18 Second Chances

I have a few pieces of furniture that were purchased "new" and some furniture from family. I've shopped yard sales and flea markets where I've picked up items that have had second chances!  I now live on a road that connects villages where an entirely new to me form of recycling happens on Saturdays in the spring.   

Early on Saturday mornings, someone hauls chairs, trunks, consoles, strollers or whatever else they are not longer using to the curb.  Then, they put a FREE sign on top of the items!  Cars slow and sometimes stop to look until finally, someone pulls up in an SUV or Minivan and picks up the items to give them a second chance!

While this process seems best for "bigger" items, it appears to work for whatever your want to go.  Given the amount of work, time and planning that goes into a yard sale, I have to admit I find this FREE TO GOOD HOME process not only generous but also liberating!  We all deserve a second chance at "happiness" and life outside of the attic!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it's wonderful when people share their castoffs and provide a second chance for others to enjoy them.

glenda funk said...

I like seeing free stuff on the side of the road and have occasionally offered items for free, too. Yes, we all deserve second chances, and upcycling is a perfect way to give new to the old.

Patty Palmer said...

It's so interesting that you posted this today as I also posted "Second Chances" for my slice! While you are writing about giving pieces of furniture second chances, I wrote about giving people second chances! Such a strange coincidence!

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of second chances for people and furniture. Repurpose and spruce up our furniture and our minds. Thanks for reminder!

Lauren Dietrich said...

I agree- so much better than having a yard sale! I've done this many times. It always works!

Julie Johnson said...

So true! The same goes for my new neighborhood. You put anything you're ready to part with at the end of the drive and before you know it, it's gone to a new home. :)