‘Frugal’ Tips That I Will NOT Try: Dumpster Diving
This blog is mainly about how I find ways to save money and I have tried a LOT of different things in the past. I read other blogs to look for tips on things I can do to reduce my expenses so that I can work on reducing debt and building wealth.
I have found a few frugal tips out that have been great and there also a few that really freak me out!!!! I decided to start a little series of Frugal Tips That I will NOT try so you can get a better idea of some of the things I think are too extreme.
One of the tips that I will not follow is Dumpster Diving. For those of you not familiar with the concept, this involves going out to the corner dumpster and looking through the trash for items that I can use. I think this is TOTALLY disgusting, especially when I think of some of the stuff that goes into MY trash so I cannot see why anyone would do it unless they were homeless and desperate.
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I can understand the concept of seeing something on the curb NEXT TO the dumpster that can be used. In college people frequently left couches or other furniture near the dumpster, usually with a sign saying ‘take me‘ so that was okay.
I cannot see myself going into the dumpster and opening a bag of trash to find something that I would want to bring into my home. Even now with all the bedbug scares I would not even pick up furniture near the dumpster….so I will leave the dumpster diving to the more ambitious ones out there.