See this gorgeous shelf that looks like it came from Bed Bath & Beyond……………………….
Or this couch that matches all my others and is super comfy……………..
What about our bedroom dresser (not pictured yet). This isn’t super cute but it’s super practical and guess what? All FREE! Yup, totally and utterly free and you’ll never guess how! In an effort to save money and save landfills a couple of years ago Hubby and I went out around a nice neighborhood with two things: Our van and our two embarrassed friends. Yup, you guessed it, we were off Garbage Picking. This topic is a little embarrassing (I can’t believe I’m admitting to this!) but I want you to see that not only is being frugal great for your budget but it’s actually fun and very, very green!
We drove around a nicer neighborhood (for good pickins’!) on garbage night looking for things people threw out but still had life in them. We happened upon the couch and as it was a really decent name brand, we snagged it and brought it home only to cover it with an inexpensive fabric I found being discontinued at a local fabric store.
Then we found “the Goldmine!” A house in the burbs where the couple were moving downtown and getting rid of stuff. Hubby and Friend kindly offered to “Help them” move stuff out, right into our car!!!
So, although it’s a little embarrassing, it really is a great pastime to be enjoyed with friends!!! Seriously, didn’t we get some great stuff for FREE that was headed to the landfill?
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