J’aime Dumpsters! I spend so much time peering into them, that I have developed some handy tips on scoring the best junk, with the least amount of effort. So, without further adieu……
Comprehensive Guide to Dumpster Diving Part One!
I love to restore and refurbish furniture. If I am lucky enough, even use pieces I find on the side of the road, Craig’s list Free, or my favorite….DUMPSTERS!
- 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)
Above all, BE SAFE!
Don’t climb into a dumpster where you cannot clearly see what is in there. I truly only “go in” when I can see it is just broken furniture pieces, etc.
Don’t reach for things where you cannot see what is around it.
Don’t get in if you really think you can’t get out. Think, “Help, I have a fallen into a Dumpster and I can’t get out”.