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March 12, 2013

Late for the Super Bowl party

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 9:44 pm

Had a hunch to stop by an obscure place we frequent. Glad we did. Found 37 containers of brand new paper plates, about 75 packages of dinner napkins and 2 penants for the Super Bowl. They had been marked down very cheap, but still weren’t selling, so off to the trash they went.

In addition we found in another dumpster 4 bottles of smart water, several vitamin protein type energy drinks, and about a dozen or so new Pez containers.

The napkins and paper plates I’m keeping. They’re good for when you’re on a picnic, have company over or just don’t want to do dishes. The penants I’ll give to a sports fan.

I still had quite a few bottles of mousse and hairspray. So my teenage neighbor and her friends are now the recipients of my largesse.

The rest of the calendars and new patterns were given to charity.

A few nights ago we were dumpster diving and we heard a large thud on the other end of the mall. I know that sound by now. That’s the thud of a large object hitting the bottom. Sure enough, we waited until management left and there was a case of sparkling bubbly wine. I was impatient when I got home and took off the safety seal off one bottle. Wrong move. About an 1/2 hour I heard a POP and bubbly was everywhere. Oh well. Cleaned up the mess and still had 3/4 of a bottle left. Had it with dinner the other night. Quite good I must add.

Additionally we bought a wood burning stove on sale. A good price too good to pass up. We tested it out and it works fine. We put sand on the bottom as instructed. Sand we FOUND diving. Amazing isn’t it? You could cook on top of that stove. Things like this are needed in case of a power outage OR other weather crises that could cause modern technology to stop temporarily. For every person that is prepared, that is one less person that is dependent on the government, Red Cross or any other agency when things turn sour.0312132031c








  1. So, if I send you a list and shipping cost, you’ll mail me stuff?

    Comment by xdelta1 — March 12, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

  2. Sure!

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — March 12, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

  3. Beautiful old stove!!

    Comment by maureenmartin5 — March 14, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

  4. ANother good haul. Great job, UDD. You’re becoming a professional.

    Comment by Ryu — March 14, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

  5. Why thank you dear. It’s actually a new stove we bought on sale at a local hardware store. It had been on the shelf for a while and no one bought it. Once it got down to a ridiculously low price, I grabbed it.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — March 15, 2013 @ 12:13 am

  6. Thank you Ryu. Dumpster divers, for the most part, are pretty street smart. I learned a long time ago to honor my intuition. When I get a strong hunch on something, I usually hit big.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — March 15, 2013 @ 12:14 am

  7. lovely stove,

    I bet next time you’ll let the bubbly settle down, LOL

    Comment by tess — March 18, 2013 @ 11:54 pm

  8. Would you be interested in selling 4 stacks if the 2013 Super Bowl plates? Let me know… Thanx__BT

    Comment by Brian Trent — January 18, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

  9. If you are interested in selling se plates my email is:

    Comment by Brian Trent — January 18, 2014 @ 6:23 pm

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