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I am new to dumpster diving, but I wish I had started earlier! I was driving along in my car, and I spotted a beautiful bookshelf in a color I wasn't crazy about. I was about to drive by, then I realized that I would have to buy one when I moved into my new apartment in 2 months. Why not just paint it. I opened up my trunk, and put it in there. When I got it home, I realized that the color was actually perfect for my room. I was psyched. Then I started looking to my left and right more on trash day, and the following week, I found a matching night stand. The same color! Different block! Oh happy day!

Since I am moving to a new apartment, I know that we need a couch and other living room furniture. I live in Boston, college student capital of the US. I think I will wait until the Sept. 1 trash day, and pick up some nice things. :) Thanks for the idea!

Have a great and productive day! Happy diving!

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