Winter Is Ending
It is February, in the southwest, in specifically Tucson. February means moderate temps in the day and pretty chilly at night depending on your exact elevations. Even on occasion, a little snow, very little, since we average less than half an inch a year. One thing it does mean is spring is around the corner (do we get a spring?) and everyone will be cleaning out garages, heading back to their native state (affectionately known as snowbirds) or possibly selling the home and moving to cooler climates before May arrives. Either way, Winter is ending and people are cleaning up or cleaning out…and for those who scrap for a living, hobby, or just extra income..this could be harvest season.
Winter Is Ending
With winter coming to an end, many people see that as an opportunity to clean out garages or extra storage space in their home. Generally the first to go are used small tools that were meant for the garden, but someone realized a xeriscape (landscaping that reduces the need for water) was not for them. Therefore leaving many hand held small tools and other landscape equipment headed to the junk pile.
Interior lighting fixtures are one of the most popular things to dump from a home when either redecorating or just making interior changes overall. As written about before, excluding the exterior shells of lamps and fixtures, the wiring and wiring harnesses internally can make for nice pieces to sell. Just make sure you strip and prep all of your wiring appropriately prior to taking down to the scrap yard. No scrap yard will spend the time to strip wiring for you, that is on you as part of prep work.
Old awnings are usually torn down in spring to make room for either new ones, or for patio coverings. Most awnings are aluminum based, but there is quite a bit that comes with a home. The best bet, is to offer a free hauling service for people DIYing these projects.
These are just a few ideas for pre spring cleaning scrap projects, that take little time to prep for.