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March 2, 2013

Calendars, Candy and Clothing

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 12:49 am

Such a huge haul tonight. Several boxes of candy bars. Many were the new type with no GMO ingredients. Over a dozen bottles of water. One facial buff new in box, shampoo and deodorant.

A few weeks ago, we found 4 boxes of calendars. 2013 calendars. Several we’ve used ourselves, several we’ve given away and a few others will be mailed to close friends and family.

That same night. Next store, a huge box of Vogue patterns. ALL new in the trash. I sew and have been wanting to start sewing again for a while. Bought some nice fabric on sale and now I have a beautiful new dress I can wear out for the night.

I’ve been wanting to redo my wardrobe and get out of the jeans/tshirt/loose T-shirts I’ve been wearing and wearing dresses more. Now I can!0301132228








  1. Wow that was truly a HAUL..how cool. Many people are going back to sewing because prices are so high. I only hope materials are going to be cheap enough too. My mother sewed most of her married life. It sure helped with 3 kids make money go farther. I never got the hang of it..too bad for me. Hope your Spring goes well.. 🙂

    Comment by CAROL — March 2, 2013 @ 7:09 am

  2. Holy crow! That’s alot of snickers and calenders.

    Comment by Ryu — March 5, 2013 @ 10:40 am

  3. 130 cans of olives last nite from ALDI dumpster. “Discontinued item”.Exp. date May 2016

    Comment by Boleslaw B. Gruby — March 6, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

  4. Here’s a link to olive loot :

    Comment by Boleslaw B. Gruby — March 6, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

  5. Carol, it was a great haul. I just finished a dress for myself. Actually in hotter temps dresses are far more comfortable than shorts. I’m making dress #2 this week. My grandma made me learn to sew when I was 14. I’m SO glad she did. It’s a skill that has served me quite well. From making alterations on clothes that cost me nothing to making new curtains or even pillow cases for my home.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — March 6, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

  6. I know Ryu. It’s totally crazy. Those are going into tins for further storage. These candy bars are a great SHTF food and barter items. Since they’re unopened, they’re great for giving to folks. Today I visited the salvage yard to sell scrap. The receptionist and the clerk up front got a new calendar. They really liked them.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — March 6, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

  7. EXCELLENT! It always warms my heart to see such a good haul. Good for you! Olives are also a good SHTF food. Worse case scenario olives could be eaten alongside beans and rice. Thank you for the video as well. It’s a work of art. I love it!

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — March 6, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

  8. It always amazes me what you can find in dumpsters. I own a Kansas City Dumpsters rental company and my favorite part of my job is bringing my dumpsters back to my shop and dumping them out and going through them. Everyday at my job is like a treasure hunt and i am thankful i get to do something i love. Last week i picked up a dumpster i had rented out in a rich part of town and found a snap on tool box loaded with snap on tools and many other tools as well. On tope of that there was about $200 worth of scrap metal in it. Great day great score. I will definitely keep you all updated with anymore nice scores.

    Comment by Joshua Sickles — March 14, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

  9. Good for you Josh. The tools were a great score. One can never have enough tools. I would love to have your job as well. I’d be in hog heaven every single day.

    Please keep us updated on your scores. We all love to hear a good find.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — March 15, 2013 @ 12:16 am

  10. wonderful finds, esp, the patterns

    Comment by tess — March 18, 2013 @ 11:52 pm

  11. The patterns were a great find. The majority of them were donated to charity. But I still took quite a few for myself. It’s time for a wardrobe change anyway.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — March 20, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

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