i wrote a post a while ago about free stuff - i LOVE free stuff. but it has to be useful and that can be a bit of a trick - takes practice ;-) in the city, i used my bike:
i now have truckdura which has far more capacity, though truth be told, i will always be more proud of the bike, nonetheless - this is the cargo hold:
a week ago, i went to get some tires for the garden. twice a year, there is a heavy garbage pickup and the spring one is about 3 weeks away so there are piles of junk (treasures) accumulating at the side of the road... this is what i brought home:
here it is, out of the truck:
first off, here are some shelves for seedling on our porch after kymber re-pots them, this was an awesome find as i was slated to build something similar out of scrap wood and brackets... time and effort SAVED!! ;-)
here are some odds and sods... i always collect metal mesh shelves from old fridges etc. for the greenhouse - they will make awesome shelves for plants that don`t block light or collect water after misting - have TONS of these! there are two aluminum running boards form an old truck which will make great shelves for outdoor use. also an old tackle box which will be super for small parts in the basement (screws etc.), a milk crate (which one can never have too many of ) and a shovel head, only missing a handle.
here are two doors, the top one is a great storm door that needs just a bit of TLC, again for the greenhouse. the bottom one is a real find, it has a double-paned tempered glass window that is shattered on one side... the same size as the one i broke!! with one pane left in this door, i get free replacement of what would have been a very costly piece of glass!!!!!
and finally, 35 tires of various sizes... i cut the sidewall out of 31 of them at the curb to save space in the truck.
the next day, in a fit of lunacy, i went to the tire store in town and got 38 large tires. i cut 34 of them on site as well (i can only fit 18 not-cut tires in the back at a time). i had to take the sidewalls with me ( the recyclers on contract with the tire store will only pick up complete tires) but no matter, there are many uses for sidewalls... but that's a later post ;-)