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  1. General Chat
    A good film about dumpster diving for food. Dive! (2010) - IMDb I have some household items that I have dumpster dived, but I have not dived for food. I got the DVD from my library (ILL), of course.
  2. Green Living
    I saw a documentary on netflix recently called "Dive!" on what you can get out of dumpsters... organic produce, etc... I may make my maiden voyage tonight. We have 2 grocery stores and a walmart (not a supercenter but they do have some produce...) I am so scared and excited! Can anyone share...
  3. Secondhand Shopping
    Great deals, especially the saw!!! Congrats!! Lynn
  4. Secondhand Shopping
    I just moved into a new apartment and need to furnish. In this complex there is always someone moving out. So far I have added a couch and end table to my furnishings at no cost. Kind of fun so far and this weekend is the end of the month so I will be keeping my eyes open. Anyone else have...
  5. General Chat
    Today i was driving my grandsons home,my daughter asked if i could stop and see if i can find any boxes. Most stores crush them now. Stopped behind biglots and few other stores but found none. So up head was krogers. I pulled up there was a frail old man digging in the dumpster. Of course my...
  6. Secondhand Shopping
    glad i have good friends--a friend of mine said that the warehouse was throwing bar soap away and if i wanted some i better hurry-glad i did i got 234 bars of soap in the doxs -dove,dial,zest and caress plus about a dozen bottles of sauve shampoo -most was already gone but i don't mind getting...
  7. Secondhand Shopping
    Ok, I realize not everyone does the Dumpster Dive thing...but being raised by a family that didn't have much, I learned that things other people cast off can be repaired, reused, recycled by our family! On a recent trip to the dump to get rid of our household trash, I saw some furniture and...
  8. General Chat
    As I have written before I obtained a container to hold garbage from my basement purge I am hoping to move so cleanout was essential I live in a large development and I was concerned people would illegally put trash in my dumpster You have to pay extra over 2000 pounds. I neednt have worried...
  9. Secondhand Shopping
    Last night after picking up a perscription, I headed to my favorite dumpster that I visit to get boxes and packing materials for shipping purposes (ebay). By doing this I have not had to buy any packing materials or boxes for over 4 years except for tape. Without further adooo, lol...I got...
  10. Secondhand Shopping
    so we didn't get in the trash cans but DS 11 and I found a few things in and around the trash cans at the swap meet yesterday.PPL throw things away they don't wanna hall back when they leave. Heres our finds: Old style "pump" thermos- seems to work 4 "name" rulers with 2 in each pack-always...
  11. Secondhand Shopping
    We have to take our trash to dumpsters down the road and this is what I came home with Saturday. 1 pr. mens quilted hunting overalls bracelet microphone computer game Vivitar camera TI solar scientific calculator Tom Petty cd 2 skeins yarn family Knitter-minus instructions denim purse monoply...
  12. Frugal Living
    we had stopped to get the screen door that we saw because we need one for the hen house and this is what we came away with. screen door 5 pieces of wood 5 straw baskets of different shapes and sizes 2 duracell batteries still in package 6 make up cloth bags still with tags silver jewelry...
  13. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    Does anyone do this? Last night we had to go to the store. We were putting our trash out. We noticed that the neighbors were moving and were putting a lot of trash out during the day. So last night, I glanced over and there was a perfectly good, 3 foot tall plastic storage drawers. I...
  14. Frugal Living
    This is fascinating! Don't miss watching the video at the bottom. Would you do it? http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/2007/08/teach-a-man-to-.html
  15. Freebies
    It's power button is broken but I dis-assembled it over the phone with the help of an electronics savy friend and with a little hunting I should be able to find a button for an easy fix... no wires or sodering involved.:cheer4: This is a frugal first for me. I have gone dumpster diving many...
  16. Secondhand Shopping
    I Have known this for a while bit a lot people don't know , BigLots nomally have open dumpsters , and throw away anything that is returned without a bar code , I have found tents , Couch covers , Bedroom linens and comforters , food , broken jewelry and toys. So check a BigLots Dumpster Near you. :)
  17. Secondhand Shopping
    I just want to know if anyone has done this and if so, what kind of things did you find? I want to do this as I have done this before but a few years ago but since then we've moved (bought a house) and dont know the "nicer" section of our city's trash pickup days ... I mean it's alot easier to...
  18. Secondhand Shopping
    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Health/story?id=1407046
  19. Secondhand Shopping
    DH and I both volunteer at the local senior center. People are always putting things in the dumpster to keep from having to pay to have them hauled off. On Tuesday as we took the trash out we noticed that someone had set a HP Pavilion CPU and a copier/fax/printer in the dumpster. DH took them...
  20. Discount Stores
    So, today I was out and about and one of the chores I needed to do was find some sturdy boxes to store some stuff in. As I pulled into Aldi's I could see some banana boxes sticking out. Yeah! My lucky day! I could kill 2 birds with one trip. Went to pull the boxes out of the dumpster, and...
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