Not Pig Pickin’ time either……I haven’t been posting as much lately I guess I am overwhelmed with work, the quiet of football being over and the fact that the holidays are right around the corner. I guess this time of year catches a lot of us off guard and the next thing we know the holidays are upon us and the local stores are hanging up tinsel and garland and I am stuck thinking once again the months have flown by and I’m not ready. But no this isn’t a holiday post from me just yet. The subject matter this morning is “Dumpster Diving” or “Trash Picking” You know I was watching Cody Lundin the other day and he said something that I found fascinating and what he said on this particular episode is that “Mental Disgust” often hurts people because they can’t get through their own mental issues and overcome hurdles and obstacles that they need to do to reach their goal. I feel like people tend to think “Oh that blanket was found in the dumpster therefore it is disgusting.” I am going to write out a list of items we have found in dumpsters and let me know how disgusting it is that I saved all that money! Many items we find brand new and then we turn around and sell the items at yard sales. So let me take you on a journey of Dumpster finds we use in our house proudly and no negative connotation with us and our kids luckily don’t have that notion either! This is only Part 1 of my Dumpster Diving Series so stay tuned you won’t believe all of the extremely nice items we have found!
By the way this is just a few of the items we have found we have found many more and put them to use, donated them, or passed them on to other friends and now our daughter has moved out so sometimes we send items her way. I think too that many people have the negative connotation picturing a filthy dumpster but some of the best finds that we have discovered have been right on the side of the road.
Here are some pics of not our best “pickin” finds….but some of the more recent ones!
The first one is a little 4 Cup Kitchen Aid Coffee Maker – We actually do own a Keurig a gift to us from my in laws however when we run out of Keurig Cups or we can’t find them on a great sale this little coffee maker comes in so handy! I also have the refillable Keurig cups but sometimes I just want to make 2 cups of coffee in one shot.
The next items is a wine opener we found which if you have a bad wrist and can’t use a traditional cork screw comes in very handy. Also I was surprised to see how high these were in the store.
Let’s face it who doesn’t like the price Free? This next item I have shared with all of you before which is the pot rack my husband “The Viking In My Life” made for me out of a ladder. I love this piece and it’s so convenient!
The last item is just a ChikFil A coffee thermos….he found us two of them but recently I could not find my nice pink tupperware one anywhere and this one did the job nicely! No complaints from me I was happy to have a thermos and not have to run out to the store to get another one.
My husband also found some brand new stuffed animals an entire box of them and we were able to share them with our neighbor whose mother in law is going to fill up shoe boxes with them for the holidays!
So don’t be embarrassed to pull over and pick something up on the side of the road…in this economy there is no shame in being resourceful and creative! If your already a picker I would love to hear about some of your finds please comment and share I always love to hear from all of you!
Have a great Saturday!
- Farm Table (dumpsterdiva)
- Using Pallets To Build A Canning Pantry Cupboard (oldworldgardenfarms.com)
- How We Avoided Debt On One Income (canadianbudgetbinder.com)
- My dumpster diving map (garbagefinds.com)
- How To Dumpster Dive, Eat Free & Fight Waste (shareable.net)
- Katherine’s Family Goes Pumpkin Pickin’ (q104.cbslocal.com)