I've done some 'dumpster diving' in my day to get some good stuff. I never cease to be amazed at the stuff people just throw out. Best dumpsters were those for thrift stores. Once I scored a perfectly nice silk blouse, no stains, no tears, nothing wrong with it. And place we lived for a few years, the dump there you could go and buy still good appliances/furniture people dumped really cheap. Right now I'm just enjoying the fact we've got alot of people moving out of our neighborhood(they're elderly and have health problems and wanna be closer to family/doctors). Already scored 2 beds, an entertainment center(should be getting another one soon), a tv, some kitchen jars(like for sugar and stuff), a potato baker, planter pots, wrapping paper(for crafts), and various other goodies all for free.