I just wanted to write a little post about the up coming free day!
If you live in Winnipeg or around here you need to check it out! I do it both in spring and fall and always find all sorts of great stuff!! It's great because we're just "starting out" (new house) and it helps out a lot without having to buy all sorts of things.
The way it works is people, starting Saturday morning (May 14th) put stuff out on the curb that they no longer want and anyone came just come by and pick it up. It runs through till Sunday night but I find that most of the good stuff is Saturday morning into early afternoon.
I've gotten a lot of garden stuff, some clothes, lots of kitchen things (including a blender, salt stone lamb, ipod dock, bowls, plants, utensils and a set of hand blown ice cream bowls) and lots of books!
It's a good time! You should at least go for a walk around your area and see what people are putting out!
(The fall one is usually around September 10th or 11th FYI :)