Sara is our host for the Sunday Writing Prompt.
Her challenge this week:
What constitutes “trash”? Dirty diapers…yes. Rotten food…should probably be composted, but yes, something to discard. What about that barely beaten sofa you upgraded? Or the vanity that still holds a breath of life, but needs a little TLC. Grandma’s attic…everything needs to go! Garage sales and thrift shops are all about turning one’s trash into another’s treasure. Even a spouse, who their significant other decided to “discard”, but became the most valuable person in YOUR life! It really comes down to perspective…
I encourage you to write about “trash” that became treasure. Base it on personal experience, or compose something entirely fictional. All is welcome
Today’s Sunday Writing Prompt is: One Person’s Trash
This has to be the unwritten law for all car boot sales. Hubby and I got a lot of stuff for our first house from those, including a drop leaf dining room table for £3 (knocked down from £4) and an ali baba laundry basket for £1.50.
Our first Christmas together we were skint and did our shopping at a Car Boot. Everyone got something, and we spent about a tenner I think. It was one of our best Christmases and we had a lot of fun finding ‘just the thing’ for everyone.
Hubby is a skip diver though. He can’t resist having a nose and seeing if there’s anything he can use. A local firm was having a revamp and dumped a lot of electrical stuff, including two daisy wheel printers. We loaded them in the car, he refurbished and serviced them, and we got £20 each for them.
On the other side as sellers, we needed to raise some money to revamp our own kitchen and replace the front fence when we were selling the cottage. We turfed out the sheds and all the cupboards and had a load of stuff that was no longer of any use to us, but might appeal to someone. We attended three booties, and raised over £600 which was more than enough to cover what we needed. We even sold our old metal front gate for a fiver!