Last spring, my friend Karen from Redoux shared her dumpster diving tips.
Did you know she has a degree in dumpster diving?
In fact, she has her dumpster diving MBA.
She’s sharing her tips and tricks to score free stuff because after all, one’s man’s trash is another woman’s treasure.
Take it away Professor Karen …
Le Comprehensive Guide to Dumpster Diving, Part “Un”
I love to restore and refurbish furniture.
If I am lucky enough, I even use pieces I find on the side of the road, Craig’s list Free, or my favorite….DUMPSTERS!
In order to yield the best results from a dumpster dive, you need to keep these rules in mind.
1. Bring work gloves and a flashlight. You might have to dig around a bit for something good, and you don’t know what you might encounter in the process. (sidebar, I have NEVER encountered a live animal, i.e. mouse or rat)
Did I mention Karen turns her finds into fabulousness …
like this privacy screen made from old garage doors.
Want to earn your dumpster diving MBA too?
Take the Dumpster Diving Tips Part 2 course and then move on to
Karen’s Dumpster Diving Tips Part 3 and you’ll be diving into dumpsters with the best of them.
Don’t forget to read my inside scoop on how to score the best estate sale finds?