Originally Posted by Amy SF
Sorry, but the whole idea of climbing into a dumpster and sorting through garbage makes me wanna
Here's what I've found in the garbage:
-A 5 drawer dresser in great shape.
-A fantastic dark wood 1930's style wardrobe that we've turned into our entertainment center. It's got amazing sculpted wood legs and a curvey top.
-A 4'10" dark wood glass door cabinet with shelves in it that we use as our clothes cabinet. We put lace behind the doors and it's beautiful.
-A bedside 2 drawer table from the 60's, with a terrific yellow paint job. It goes great with our blue lamp.
-A sculpted gold painted oval mirror that looks like a million bucks. It had a broken part on one side, but we fixed it and looks great with our other "free" furniture.
-A chrome legged, red topped table vintage 1950's. Fantastic. Great shape.
-Countless other things.
Now, granted, these things are next to the curb, not inside a dumpster. I would, however get into a dumpster, knowing what great stuff people throw away.
I can't explain how great it is to find amazing free stuff in the garbage.
We've furnished 2/3 of our apartment with free stuff, and we have better furniture than most parents do, after they paid a fortune for what they have.