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June 9, 2012

Easter Candy, New clothes and toys

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 3:14 am

I had a hankering for a sundae tonight, ended up with a blizzard. Funny how sweet cravings are sometimes. So for date night my husband and I went for an ice cream cone.

Sometimes I really get a strong urge to go behind a store, even if I’ve been there the night before. Skulking behind alleys really sharpens your street smart skills and sometimes your intuition. Sounds corny, but it’s true for me.

So we stop behind one of the stores on our route and we found some serious goodies. Easter candy, socks, new underwear for adults and tots, about 10 sewing kits (all intact and new), place mats, freezer pops (those will come in handy in the hot summer) and one of my favorite, honey buns.

We ate honey buns as kids. I can remember (and this is dating myself) when they were a dime a piece. The ones we found tonight were chocolate covered. What a delight.

So tonight when we came home, we decided to have a little snack. I made one of my favorite dips. You take a small container of velveeta and a can of rotelle tomatoes and chilis. I don’t like chunky salsa so I blended the rotelle until it was a paste. My husband had never had that dip before. He loved it. It’s a good quick dip when you have chips (and we have many bags left of dumpster diving Tostitos). And for dessert? A chocolate honey bun cut in half. It was heavenly.

God has really blessed me with the insight and gift of diving. Diving allows me to save money, keep perfectly good items out of the landfill and help others with my finds who are in need.

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3 Comments »

  1. WOW some great finds..I can’t believe they had EASTER candy yet. Found locally that the dumpster is covered and locked up tight so whatever they toss it is gone and we can’t get to it. Small town here and no big major stores. Glad you got something to freeze up and use in the hot days to come. 🙂

    Comment by CAROL — June 9, 2012 @ 9:22 am

  2. Carol – I’m in a small town as well right now. I travel back and forth. But this town has some good unlocked dumpsters. I had to suss out this area when I first moved here 2 years ago. It just takes time. This was Easter candy and other goodies from April. I had a store clerk tell me that when this particular chain cannot sell it’s items it goes on clearance for dirt cheap. If they still can’t sell it, into the trash it goes. Now if only I can talk to the manager and avoid any of that stuff ending up in the dumpster.

    Remember as it gets colder, you can get meat. I believe you’re in Michigan. If a store throws out meat in the winter months and it’s 17 degrees outside, it’s safe to take it. I plan on sussing out the grocery stores around here in the winter. If I can glean enough meat out of the dumpster and put it into the freezer, it can last me all winter.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — June 9, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

  3. Good for you. Enjoy your week!!!

    Comment by Lisa Smith — June 11, 2012 @ 4:37 pm


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