A Hobby With Benifits! $$$

You'd be amazed at the things people throw away. I have found some great antiques & made good $$$ on them!  Not to mention some other treasures!  I prefer to think of myself as goods little recycler!  There's a group in almost every community called Freecycle!  It's for sharing good useful items with others who might want them, instead of putting them in the trash.  If you care about the environment, check out Freecycle.  And give it away ...Lessen the load on our landfills!


How to Dumpster Dive Quick quiz: is dumpster diving a) a sport; b) a popular hobby for the frugal; or c) an environmentally and socially conscious way of life? The answer is all of the above. As the name implies, dumpster diving (known as “skip diving" in many parts of the world) is the process of scavenging trash—not always dumpsters, however—for useful or valuable items. Believe it or not, though, dumpster diving is quickly approaching mainstream status even in affluent countries. Whether you’re looking to furnish your home, fill your fridge, or cash in on other people’s trash, this guide will teach you the ins and outs of dumpster diving.

Remember, one man's trash is another man's treasure!

NewShoes NewShoes
46-50, F
3 Responses Aug 21, 2007

I'm surprised on how many people throw away stuff in good condition. One day I found 3 lamps with shades and still worked. I kept 2 and gave 1 to Habitat for Humanity. Then another I found a pair of jeans and 2 shirts. The shirts still had the tags on them. When I find items in the trash, I'll take them to a thrift store or freecycle group if necessary. In my area once incinerated, they're gone and useless.

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Hey new shoes, <br />
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I was garbage picking in my neighborhood last week and found a like new carseat, for my baby and guess what a brand new pair of shoes!!!! in the box!!!!!!! and some videos for the baby!!!!!your story made me smile, and I do freecycle, I just received 2 very nice swings for baby, 1 full size and 1 small travel swing. Happy diving!