Monday, January 7, 2013
Home Plundering the dumpster
Plundering the dumpsterChecking the dumpster has become a regular affair for me. It's also been a good exercise of balance climbing the busted up, bendy metal, blue chipped ladder, and scaling my way across a veritable I-Beam to get to locations where some juicy remnants may be ripe for the taking.
Today I snagged 4 boxes of tile. Two boxes of each actually. An excellent day in the dumpster because who knows, maybe one day I will want to replace a cracked piece difficult to match. But heck! There may even be enough there for tiling who knows what? I even found some backsplash tile, not much though, that must have gotten tossed in the mix. I know I didn't order any backsplash, but I snagged it anyway, just in case I choose that style for my future kitchen renovations.
Of course the real creme-de-la-creme was snagging some vinyl siding. In fact there is another box of it sitting on the ground waiting to be used to finish up the front of the garage. I know for certain there is more in that box than will be used, so I've got my eye on it! Who knows when the next hurricane will blow a couple panels off. Heck! I may even use it to cover a dog house, or someday tool shed.
What's most interesting though, is all the crap neighbors throw in there too. My dumpster was especially popular over x-mas. From Christmas trees, office chairs, wrapping paper... I even found a gutted deer lobbed over the edge.
We humans certainly are a thrifty bunch... always seizing an opportunity when eyes aren't looking ;)
Blessings to your treasure finding dumpster plunders.