Urbandumpsterdiver's Blog

November 17, 2012

Candles and Kitchen Items

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 10:15 pm

Found some good stuff tonight. Jalapeno shaped salsa dishes and dish sponge holders, tons and tons of candles, children’s toys, glasses, paper plates and many other fun things.

I keep most of the candles. With the crazy weather we’ve been having, candles are a good thing. It can make a huge difference if the power goes out.

My husband for the first time yesterday, did his first delivery of food to the poor. We have a local church that helps many of those who have been addicted to drugs or alcohol. When he pulled up with the food, the parishioners were stunned. He told her someone here must have been praying for food because God commanded me to deliver it. We gave them about 70 loaves of bread. They can use that for sandwiches, french toast, PBJ sandwiches, etc. Every little bit helps.

Readers, please read one of the blogs on my link, Surviving the Middle Class Crash. This lady has some great recipes for your own homemade soap, household cleaners and dried onions for seasoning, just to name a few. Lisa Ling interviewed her quite a while back. She has a great blog.

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4 Comments »

  1. Wow, great haul. I stockpile candles too – mostly because I love them but we have a lot of power outages at our new home on Vancouver Island in the winter due to wind. I am prowling thrift stores and in the Spring and Summer garage sales to keep a good supply. As always, impressed with your kindness and generosity to others. Although the food you find is free It takes time and thoughfullness to pass it on to others.

    Comment by Cheapchick — November 18, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

  2. I bought some candles this week. The response to Sandy really helped wake me up. If FEMA let NYC go like that, NYC being the crown jewel of the US, those of us in the provinces are screwed.

    Comment by Ryu — November 19, 2012 @ 11:20 am

  3. Dollar General usually has candles on clearance right after the holidays are over. I got a lot of Halloween candles for virtually pennies on the dollar. Yes those of us in the provinces are very screwed, that is why prepping is a lifestyle for me.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — November 24, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

  4. Wow good for you!!!

    Comment by Lisa Smith — November 27, 2012 @ 6:53 pm


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