With the piles of plastic dinosaurs and Lego strewn all over our little house, there’s no denying the higher percentage of trash over treasure.
My wardrobe is overflowing with unworn clothes, some with still price tags on them, showing my penchant for spontaneous purchasing.
Not to mention my overindulgence in notebooks. I blame #Typo.
Lately, I’ve been on a mad hunt for a typewriter But as I googled and surfed through Gumtree, it was crazy seeing the price mark up on something “preloved” or “retro”.
Typewriters are apparently back and you can grab one for a whopping $300.
Er, no thank you.
Yet, my buying bug got the better of me. What was a blah Monday morning into a wonderland trip to the Recycling Centre in Sydney’s inner west.
I seriously had not seen so much junk over such vast space.
Towers of plastic bottles, boxes of buttons, endless shelves of old books and magazines.
Rummaging through the piles of dusty fax machines and word processors, I found her!
I wonder if she helped create the manuscript of a famous crime novel.
Maybe a jilted lover bashed away a letter of heartbreak.
Or as I found in the leather case, a list to nut out mundane strata scheme issues.
Someone’s trash is another’s new baby. Or perfect prop (Watch this space!)
Do you shop for trash? What’s the oldest most preloved item you’ve ever bought?
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