13 Images That Prove One Person’s Trash Really Is Another Person’s Treasure

Image Credit: stoopingnyc

We’ve all heard about garage sales (or yard sales or tag sales, depending on where you might live in the country), and surely we’ve all visited a pawn shop or a thrift store or had something handed down in our family through the years. They’re a cheap way to find something we need that’s new-to-us, and they’re also ways for us to rid ourselves of things we no longer need.

People in NYC have taken this concept to the streets with a practice called “stooping,” where they simply set things out on their stoop with a sign saying it’s free to take – and these 13 pictures of things people are stooping might have you hankering to take a walk through the streets.

Or, they might have you wondering why anyone would want something like that.

That’s the beauty of people, and of stooping, right?

13. I would want some arms to snuggle into.

It’s super cute, though.

12. Four matching chairs.

In great shape, too. I bet they didn’t last long!

11. Just needs some strings.

And someone to love it.

10. That is one gorgeous coat rack.

It even has the umbrella bin at the bottom, too!

9. This is adorable.

I’m not a bird person but still.

8. I would have snagged this for my kids.

Who doesn’t love Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots?

7. Simple and clean.

That’s what you need in a small NYC apartment.

6. Not family friendly.

Peep that middle one. Lol.

5. That’s a statement piece right there.

A nice shiny one.

4. I bet there was a fight over these.

They are gorgeous!

3. It looks like something off the Friends set.

That probably makes it pretty old. Ha!

2. If you’re into vintage…

Don’t forget to cover it with plastic.

1. How modern.

This honestly looks nearly new.

You should never trash something without giving someone else the chance at it first, because you just never know!

What’s your favorite thrift store or garage sale find ever? Tell us about it in the comments!