Throwing stuff away.
I try to take a peeksie every day.
Just to see if I want any of the offerings of the dumpster goddess.
Check out my goodies...
A metal chest which I have already began renovations on.
We ripped off the
Now, I'm glad I waited.
A really nice, clean Graco carseat. Thankfully it was on the top of the pile. I brought it home, checked for recalls and then gave it to a friend of mine who is very preggo.
An electric blanket, still in the package.
I was really excited about that because I was planning on buying one anyway.
No controllers which was a bummer.
Checked for controllers online and found that I could buy the ones that went with the blanket for $20.
Since the blanket new runs about $80 (I think) I was planning on doing that.
But then I found the controllers I needed at a neighboring Goodwill for $4. Brought them home, tried out the blanket and it worked perfect.
I love it when things work out like that.
It must have been game night at the dumpster because last night it was full of wrapped up games and puzzles.
We will have so much fun with these. My kids love puzzles!
And then when we are done with them, we will pass them on.
Just not back to Goodwill.
But wouldn't that be funny?
Unless they wound up back in the trash a second time.
Then that wouldn't be.
Also found were a bunch of wicker baskets all wrapped up with lotions in them. I think we picked up six that night.
A couple of them were perfect for carrying around baby dolls in them.
The rest of them we took and used to plant tomato and green pepper starts in.
I found a local charity that is run with volunteers and 100% of the profits are used to spay and neuter animals. So that is where I take my donations now.
Or, if I'm feeling lazy, I put stuff for free on Craigslist.
Sadly, after finding out that our local Goodwill executive makes over $600,000 a year (and that was after our state governor made him take a pay cut!), and seeing the amount of usable goods that end up in the landfill, I will no longer donate to Goodwill.
But, I'll still shop there.
Especially in the dumpster.