Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: In the middle of nowhere
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I don't know how ethical this is, but now that I'm on the subject-and since I'm supposed to be cleaning, I might as well open this can of worms.
I live an hour away from the college town where I grew up. Every spring the college people move, and my sister and I spend almost an entire month dumpster diving. You don't actually have to get in the dumpsters lol. The curbs of our college town are PACKED to the max with computers, tables and chairs, lamps, couches, clothing etc...that people should have taken to Goodwill.
It is our favorite time of year.
I don't get to have a life per say, but come dumpster diving season, I'm out of here.
We load up our seven kids (between the two of us) and pack our vans full.
When having that many kids gets old, we each take one.
Then we have the most mega blow out garage sale you've ever seen and make hundreds of dollars every day.
I've also been saving up in my basement for two years now all the stuff that we as a family don't need anymore.
I can't wait!!!
I have my sister and her family stay with us for two weekends and we have a blast.
Since our girls are 13, we get almost all their school clothing this way too.
You'd never know because our girls are the best dressed in the school.
College girls throw out boots, jeans, sweaters, dresses....unbelivable stuff.
Our dd's think it's Christmas time. I should post some pics of the stuff we get.
My mom who is ultra right wing used be horrified. Now she comes too.
Just so you know...YOU ARE MY NEW HERO!!!!! I soooo wish I lived in a college town!
I have a funny early shopper story. When I was placing an ad for a garage sale I had, I had been noticing that a lot of people say "no early birds" or "early birds bring coffee", etc. In my ad, I said "early birds bring donuts". Wouldn't you know...30 minutes before our garage sale was to start, a couple showed up with a box of donuts. Naturally, I had to let them start looking early.