Urbandumpsterdiver's Blog

April 27, 2012

Cosmetics and Pet Products

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I usually get some sort of inkling (maybe dumpster diving psychic feelings) that we will hit big. Usually I’m right. Now I don’t like to dig in the bottom of the dumpster. I’m afraid of making noise and quite frankly I’m too short to jump in. I may not make it back out. That’s where my long legged hubby comes in.

Our first stop was one of our usual haunts. Found an entire boxful of high end cosmetics, shampoo, conditioner, leave-in and other miscellaneous items. We had found a few items the other night, one being faux tanning spray. Well I sprayed some on my legs and it streaked. Well I tried to make it look better the next night and it was worse. Needless to say I gotta lot of stares in the store tonight, people probably thought I was weird. Luckily I really don’t care what people think of me. How I feel about myself is most important.

The next stop was a local pet shop. Found a brand new container for dog food, with a snaptop lid. I do not have pets but this type of plastic container is excellent for storing long range food like beans or rice OR other items. With the snap top lid, it keeps out the moisture.

My neighbor saw our big light on (and she knows when that’s on and we’re up late, we’re sorting out our finds). She brings her kids over (who are 2 and 4, adorable and good kids) for a night of gift exchange. Momma got some good makeup and haircare products and kids got some toys and chocolate milk. These are precious children, I enjoy it when I hear their laughter or their tiny voices.

April 22, 2012

My New Little Visitor

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 6:46 pm

Went out a few nights and had a good haul.

Several boxes of new cereal.
Boost energy drinks
1 bottle of perfume
Canned food, still in date, cans were slightly dented
A couple of bottles of wine
Snack food and crackers
Makeup, toiletries
1 tin of mixed nuts

By the time we came home, we put it away. We were just too darn tired to take pictures of the haul.

Below is a little visitor in our bathroom near some of our finds (preps) in our bathroom shelves. The shelves are 7 foot high. Today my husband was putting away some toiletries and our little friend was sleeping.

April 20, 2012


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April 10, 2012

Saturday Night Date Night

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 12:32 am

Decided to peruse our favorite haunts as it had been a week since we last dove. Because of the sheer volume of the things we find, it’s almost impossible to show them all.

Our first round meant avoiding the security guard. He may or may not be hostile, but I’d rather not have an encounter.

First dumpster we hit was a good haul. FULL of high end foundation, eye makeup, blush, concealer, skin care, etc. Most of them were testers but many were new and unopened.

Second dumpster was the jackpot. Found 1 beautiful lamp (that I put in our bedroom), 3 full spectrum lighting lamps (one will be given to my MIL who loves to do puzzles) and the rest will be for the sewing room. I can use these lights for quilting, sewing and crocheting on finer things.

2 brand new looms. These are the looms that allow you to do 1,000 stitches a minute. I can literally make an afghan in a week, versus months of crocheting one.

Last but not all least, 2 brand new chairs. One was a wicker chair. The one leg was bent. We bent it back and it sits on our patio with 2 cushions.

The second chair was a paisley print with a throw pillow. Same thing, one leg had a screw missing. This may have been a store demo chair.

We are going on a much needed vacation and road trip very soon. We’re packing into boxes food kits, hygiene kits and other miscellaneous items. On the way we will giving those away who could use them.

Dumpster diving is hard physical work. Really hard. But the rewards are worth it.

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