There’s one kind of shopping trip that involves a plan, a shopping list and self-discipline. And then there’s a trip to Junk Rescue, which comes to NoDa Oct. 31.
Forget about a plan, because who can plan on finding an almost-working candy vending machine for $30? Or a stockpile of mannequin legs? Or a piano with a 10-foot long stuffed snake draped over it like a sultry lounge singer?
There’s no predicting what you’ll find. Maybe you’ll find the perfect lamp for $5, or a knob for that drawer in the kitchen. Or a broom.
The merchandise is organized in the warehouse by price: $1, $5, $10, $20. Hardly anything costs more than $30.
So where did all this stuff come from? Junk Rescue empties houses and offices, sending most of the contents to be recycled. But they hold back some items for the public sale, which takes place the last Saturday of every month, starting at 8 a.m.
Junk Rescue is at 628 East 27th Street in NoDa, right across 27th Street from Amelie’s. It’s in the same parking lot as Salvaged Beauty NoDa, which sells vintage household items, toys and clothing.
Salvaged Beauty NoDa holds a community swap meet the last Saturday of the month too, starting at 9:30 a.m. At the Oct. 31 Community Swap Meet, Salvaged Beauty’s taking the event up a notch, with live music, free pumpkin spice coffee and pumpkin decorating.
Photos: Jody Mace