I was searching online for a small bicycle thingummy-whathaveyou, and came across this on a bicycle shop website: Workshop sweepings approx 250g bag (£4.99). It is described thus:
A 1/2lb (approx) mixed bag of nuts, bolts, washers and other bits that have fallen onto our workshop floor during bike builds/repairs.
I was wondering whether there might be any scope for selling bags of my studio sweepings. A typical bag might contain:
- Eraser dust
- Pencil sharpenings
- Cat hair
- Discarded post-it notes
- Scrap paper with scribbles on it
- Very small denominations of useless currency
- The occasional apple core
- Clothes hangers (they seem to get everywhere)
If there is a demand I will start to bag it up into 250gram portions. It might take a while for me to get 250 grams-worth together (unless apple cores feature heavily) so an orderly queue might have to be formed.
The idea might catch on of course, and others of you might start to bag up 250g packs of your sweepings. We could swap them between ourselves and try to get a whole set. There would be websites, magazines, conventions etc.
If you think this is a rubbish idea do say.