Sunday, February 7, 2010

Places To Hunt For The Best Junk: A Junk Collectors Guide To Getting Down N Dirty

Expanding Your junk Hunting Grounds

If you want to find great junk, you may need to expand your junk collecting hunting grounds.

You'd be surprised where you have not yet looked for goodies and hidden treasures. Let me know which of these ideas you have tried and how it turned out. Also please feel free to add a comment about additional ideas ...thanks.

Down N Dirty Ideas For Junking

1. Curbside trash

2. Underground (old battle fields, construction areas, historic sites).

3. Dump sites

4. Salvage yards.

5. Dumpster Diving.

6. Land fills.

7. Flood or water damaged areas.

8. Abandoned automobiles and roadways

Treasure Hunt
ing Outdoors

9 Salvage yards.

10 Beach combing.

11. Metal detecting.

12. Prospecting

13. Tag or garage sales.

14. Front porches.

15 Junk markets

Junking Spots

16. Basements

17. Thrift stores

18. Attics

19. Garages

20. Rummage sales

21. Second hand stores.

22. Store rooms.

Surfing The Net For Junk And Freebies




Click On The Link Below To Read More On Junk:

Where Do Junk Collectors Hunt For Freebies, Bargains And The Best Deals ?

Treasure Hunters Code of Ethics
(Courtesy of Robert Park).

I will respect private property and do no treasure hunting without the owners permission.

I will fill all holes and excavations.

I will appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources, wildlife, and private property.

I will use thoughtfulness,consideration and courtesy at all times.

I will build fires in designated or safe places only.

I will leaver gates as found.

I will remove and properly dispose of any trash that I find.

I will not litter.

I will not destroy property, buildings, or what is left of ghost towns and deserted structures.

I will not tamper with signs, structural facilities, or equipment

C. Dianne Zweig
is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.

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1 comment:

  1. Confessions of A Garbage Picker...I am guilty of all with the exceptions of "metal detecting" and "prospecting"...unless you consider driving around neighborhoods on garbage nights looking for treasures "prospecting" ;-)