Earlier today I was walking around our subdivision with my family. Once around is about 0.6 miles, so it’s at least a little bit of exercise for me.
We had walked only a few houses down the first bend when we saw a gas grill and a patio furniture set lined up at the curb.
With a cardboard sign duct-taped to the table that said “FREE.” Man, I love that word!
The grill was in pretty rough shape inside, so we passed on that, but the patio furniture (four chairs and a metal table with a translucent glass top) was in pretty good shape. Some of the chairs showed some rust, the cushions needed cleaning (as did the glass table top) and there was no umbrella. The rust on the chairs wasn’t that serious (nothing that a couple cans of Rustoleum® couldn’t take care of.
So we made a couple of trips back to our house and brought the minivan over because the table was a bit big to carry back. The chairs were easy, though. (Get it?? Easy chairs? I’ll be here all week!)
The table top cleaned up like a charm in five minutes. We’ll try to knock down the grime on the chair cushions a little bit with some cleaners with bleach, but that’s probably doable as well.
All told, for a hour’s work we got a $100 patio set for free! It’s like our own personal Freecycle.