Ellen, Kevin and I had a great adventure last night on the eastside of Ridgewood. We had our first experience with "picking"....checking out what people had left out for curbside bulk refuse collection. We never dreamed we would have the kind of success that we did.
Here is a photo of what we picked up...
Manly kitchen (complete with grill) and picnic table:
Awesome push-along (for now) tricycle by Radio Flyer:
Four construction truck toys, including a battery-operated excavator (far left) that has a scoop and arm controlled by levers:
Art easel with white board on one side and chalkboard on the other:
Kevin also picked up a three drawer dresser for his girlfriend. It is already loaded in his car, which makes it difficult for photos. But it's pretty nice!
(The toys and table were in need of some cleaning, which I did this afternoon. I'll probably get new knobs/drawer pulls for the dresser to update it a little. A little elbow grease and time is a small price to pay for the items!)
Besides being a success in terms of getting quality items, we had a good time (probably laughed way more than we should have) doing it. I'm looking forward to heading out the west-side of town next week!