But, it almost pains me to see this stuff go to the landfill.
So, if it looks decent, I have been grabbing it.
Much to my husband's dismay.
Luckily, I easily am able to donate it to a different thrift store (that does so much good) or give it away on Craigslist.
I washed up this cute little shirt, bumper pads and crib skirt.
Imagine my surprise when I found the beautiful green bumper pad with rabbits (and matching crib skirt) were from Pottery Barn.
Do you know that Pottery Barn sells their bumper pads for $99?
Which is why I've never owned one.
This one is in excellent condition.
And oh so cute.
But I don't have a use for it so I'll have to find it a new home.
This critter cage is going for free on CL today.
Because I don't do critters.
Two nice sized pieces of hardibacker board (spell checker is saying that I didn't spell that right), just like the stuff that we pay $18 a sheet for at the hardware store.
I was totally excited to get these nesting suitcases!
I knew immediately what I wanted to do with them.
I told Corey of my plans and he looked at me like I was going crazy.
Which is a valid concern, after all.
But, he still loaded them up in our rig.
Which is one of the many reasons that I love him.
This beautiful suitcase was not only in pristine condition (with the key too) but it was full of baby stuff.
Including a beautiful velvet dress with lace trim.
All this stuff came out of the dumpster on two different diving occasions.
Plus all these games and puzzles.
We still haven't put all the ones together from the last diving trip.
A little kids workbench and kitchen too.
Which I will also give away on CL today.
All kinds of dishes.
Sadly, many of them I don't even bring home. When they are tossed into the dumpster they break and chip.
My kids have had so much fun playing the games and putting the puzzles together.
Sometimes, not all the pieces are there.
So, we take them back to the burn pile move on to the next one.
At least we aren't out any $.
In this last batch were some really cute toddler toys.
All bright, clean and working.
So why were they in the dumpster?
I don't know.
I kept the V-tech ones, wiped them off with anti-bacterial wipes and Lily has been playing with them all morning.
If you look at the french doors in the background you will see Hannah's artwork.
Not cool and if she wasn't so cute she would be in serious trouble.
All this good stuff in the trash has really got me thinking.
Which isn't always a good thing.
If there is so much stuff being given away to thrift stores that they can't sell it.
Because no one wants it...
Why is more stuff being produced for sale?