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February 16, 2012

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 10:15 pm

Out of the muck of opened makeup and hair care products, I found a brand new makeup mirror. Retail value about $60. What a score. Brand new, not one scratch on it. Funny, I’d been wanting one for a while and just didn’t feel like paying that much money for it.

Retrieved several big bags of cat food. Between me and my neighbors there are about 6 cats who are strays who are wandering around the neighborhood with no home. Since the both of us have such big yards, the cats are constantly running free in both yards. I’ve heard a couple of cat fights the other night fighting over the food. I may have to put out a second bowl.

Next we found a box full of brand new paperback books. These books were intact and didn’t have the cover torn off. Good! Also in that bin was a brand new water bottle, many bookmarks, a cozy for my coke cans and a few good shopping bags. I usually use shopping bags as I hate using the plastic ones in the store. It does nothing but sit in the land fill and rot for many years.

I have a question for you all. How did you find this blog? I’m curious to know what traffic is driving here.

And are any of you still finding good finds?



  1. Wow…so much waste. I’m sure glad you’re rescuing it! One of these days I’ll find a dumpster diving partner and join your ranks!

    How DID I find your blog? I guess I just had a lucky day. πŸ™‚

    Comment by White Rabbit Lady — February 16, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

  2. Ran across you at Mind Weapons. I’m fascinated by the concept of cross country diving. I’m largely wheelchair bound so DD is not really an option for me but I used to scavege curb trash – got 4 functional bedroom doors
    onnce! Now I cd usemore. And you have a bubbly online persona and UDD is a pleasure to read.

    Comment by joetexx — February 17, 2012 @ 1:46 am

  3. HOW NEAT..I love it when there is actually something you CAN USE! It still amazes me what people throw away..perfectly good stuff..why they do it is beyond my comprehension. (Unless they are moving etc) I don’t have the transportation to dive for anything but I think that if I did I would be selling things at a local Flea or something. Money to be made that is for sure. I was at a blog for goodwill shopping and how she finds things there that she can resell for more or use. She used the goodwill for a whole year as a project. I think that got me to thinking and I googled dumpsterdiving and your address was number two on the list there. I enjoy reading about your adventures. : )

    Comment by Caroldee — February 17, 2012 @ 10:29 am

  4. hi, found you when I googled dumpster diving blog, you were on top, kudos πŸ˜‰

    Comment by tess — February 19, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

  5. Why thank you dear. I’m so happy you came by my blog. Come by my blog and comment as often as you like.

    Comment by Udd — February 19, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

  6. Found you by just surfing the web! Love your blog and love that you share your dumpster diving finds!

    Comment by Lisa @ Happy Girl Collectibles — February 24, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

  7. Found your link posted on another blog I was browsing. I’m also a middle age woman (with one son), and a dedicated curbside recycler, living in rural, pa. I randomly search every now and then to see if there are others doing the same, glad I did, because this time I found you!

    It all started years ago when as a new bride, my husband & I purchased our first home (an old patch house that needed alot of work), trying to get by and sinking money in essential repairs (like plumbing), we didn’t have any furniture for the living room, a week later I found a beautiful 3 piece sectional, curbside : ) .

    Since then I was hooked, and couldn’t believe there were people going without sometimes very essential stuff, when there was so much waste, I’m normally out every trash day before the truck comes through, I’ve given a ton of stuff away to others who could use it, kept what I could use, and sold some here and there for gas money. Everything I’ve ever needed or really wanted, I’ve normally found, either at the curb, or very cheaply by yard sale, or through those I’ve met over the years through doing this. The law of attraction never fails.

    Looking forward to reading more, love your blog!

    Comment by Danyele — February 26, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

  8. Welcome, Danyele, keep on commenting and posting. The law of attraction NEVER fails us. That is why it is so important to think about what we say. As it says in the Bible as a man thinketh so is he.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — February 26, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

  9. Thank you my dear. Keep on reading my blog and commenting. Welcome to the club.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — February 26, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

  10. Occidental Dissent

    Comment by Tyrone South africa — April 7, 2012 @ 5:14 am

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