In the pantheon of popular shopping days, the only one to rival the day after Thanksgiving is quite possibly Northeastern’s annual Trash2Treasure sale at the beginning of each school year.
This popular shopping extravaganza is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Curry Student Center. Students are advised to arrive early. In past years, particularly eager shoppers have started lining up before sunrise. The event will offer a wide variety of items—from storage bins to sports equipment to dorm essentials—donated by students when they moved out at the end of the spring semester.
All of the items are sold at a discounted price, with the money raised going to the student groups represented by the volunteers who help make the event happen. Every year Trash2Treasure also aims to promote non-wasteful lifestyles and educate students about proper ways to dispose, recycle, or reuse items they no longer want.
In addition to the sale on Sunday, there will be a first-ever silent auction on Saturday, Sept. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Curry Student Center ballroom, where higher priced items will be up for bid. Also new this year, shoppers can use Husky Dollars at checkout, in addition to cash. And even if you can’t make the Trash2Treasure event, you can follow along on Northeastern’s Snapchat account.
We took a look at some of the more unique items donated to Trash2Treasure. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the things up for grabs at the silent auction and Sunday’s sale. Remember, we said unique. This list isn’t necessarily representative of the more practical items that will also be available.
For the baseball fan: A miniature version of Pedro Martinez’s Baseball Hall of Fame plaque.
For the bag lover: A bag from Free People
For the music lover: A guitar
How can you say no to a pair of unicorn slippers? Interestingly, Trash2Treasure does not solicit shoe donations, but shoes are among the most significantly donated items.
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