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Weird News Everyone's trash is this woman's treasure

12:20  21 september  2019
12:20  21 september  2019 Source:   latimes.com

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At least that ’ s my understanding! After a quick inspection, I was surprised to find out how sturdy this table actually was and it just needed a bit of TLC to become I’m absolutely thrilled that this table was abandoned and left behind, but it certainly was not forgotten! Thank you for stoping by. All 4 One Home!

Amber Elizabeth Stevens reaches into a dumpster for salvageable items on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in Long Beach, Calif. After one day seeing someone who Òpractically threw away their whole house,Ó Stevens committed to a life of reusing what others do not want. (Liz Moughon / Los Angeles Times) © Liz Moughon/Los Angeles Times Amber Elizabeth Stevens reaches into a dumpster for salvageable items on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in Long Beach, Calif. After one day seeing someone who Òpractically threw away their whole house,Ó Stevens committed to a life of reusing what others do not want. (Liz Moughon / Los Angeles Times)

Amber Elizabeth Stevens' studio apartment in Long Beach seems to have everything she might need. The blue front door opens to her sanctuary, a room that alternates between a living room and a bedroom. A floral curtain covers a wardrobe filled with Aeropostale jeans and Victoria's Secret loungewear. Three Dell desktops cover the top of a study table. Stacks of books sit in plastic crates perched atop one another, creating a makeshift bookshelf.

Pompeii archaeologists find 'sorcerer's treasure trove', including fertility charms

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DONT LIKE I WONT one woman ' s trash is another woman ' s treasure he' s my trash AND my treasure . As I was commenting on how it would make a great palette/storage tray for my Tsukeninko inks, another woman gave me a funny look and informed me that it was meant for deviled eggs.

It’ s possible to have trash and treasure all in one. Gilding, applying metallic leaf to your blah bits of decor, is a quick and relatively simple method to According to the instructions that came with my kit, you can use the leaf on these surfaces as well as plaster, fabric, paper, glass and “most plastics.”

The only thing that's different from the average American household is this: Stevens found most of what's here in a dumpster.

The 48-year-old, who is a freelance internet marketer, has been dumpster diving for more than 10 years. The decor in her Pine Avenue home came largely from neighborhood trash bins, she said.

Grinning, Stevens thrusts her latest find in the air. "This is Pomegranate by Marc Jacobs," she said of the $130 fragrance. "Can you believe that? I found this during one of my strolls."

Often scorned as unsafe or unsanitary, dumpster diving is legal in California, according to a 1988 Supreme Court ruling. But divers can be arrested or fined if they trespass or litter. Stevens is mindful of that, so she always cleans up after herself and sometimes after others, many of whom, like her, are appalled by the wastefulness they see and the impact of that on the environment.

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See more of One Man' s Trash , Is This Woman ' s Treasure on Facebook. I've had this project on the back burner for a while, but this weather reminded me that spring is coming and I need to get my seeds started soon.

Goodness that woman loves a thrill. That crater size hole in the maternity store floor was just too big, too long and too tempting to pretend it wasn’t there. Another treasure was the mother of Rad, the little neighborhood boy that ’ s been pestering the Botwins since their arrival. I haven’t really mentioned

Her treasure hunts begin as early as 9 a.m., and she sometimes goes twice a day.

"Most divers will go out at night or early in the morning," Stevens said. "You want to get there before the trash truck comes."

A stylish woman, Stevens doesn't compromise on her looks even during her dives. Her black-rimmed glasses sit on the bridge of her nose as she begins to explain her way of life. She'll occasionally make light of her choices. "Honey," she said, "I don't care what people think."

Her lips outlined in glossy pink and her eyelids highlighted with bronze shadow (a dumpster find), she is ready to search her neighbors' trash.

Before leaving the apartment, she picks up George, as she calls her trusty grabber tool, and a blue tote to stash her finds.

When Stevens was looking for apartments in Long Beach, her search requirements didn't include a nearby grocery store or a doctor's office. Instead she looked for dumpsters. "You can find out a lot about the neighborhood if you just look at the dumpsters," she said.

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It’ s possible to have trash and treasure all in one. Gilding, applying metallic leaf to your blah bits of decor, is a quick and relatively simple method to According to the instructions that came with my kit, you can use the leaf on these surfaces as well as plaster, fabric, paper, glass and “most plastics.”

The outfit was so versatile, sort of the gift that kept giving. Designer du jour – christy frederick. So I was fortunate enough to have an impromtu chat with her, this time luck came to the unprepared 🙂.

In contrast to the manicured front lawns of the homes and apartment buildings, the back alleys of Pine Avenue are unkempt, and the communal trash bins are overflowing. This is where Stevens finds most of her treasures. She glances into each trove and sometimes uses George to poke around.

"Aha! Look at this," she said as she grabbed a striped Hollister top from the receptacle. "Isn't this cute? Now you can go buy this at the store, but I just got it for free."

For Stevens, this way of life is not about money; it's about being "smart and resourceful."

She estimates she has saved more than $400 in her last couple of hauls alone, bringing home clothes, shoes, handbags, even a laundry basket.

Finding discarded clothes or perfectly fine furniture in the street troubles her. "To me, it's not only damaging for the environment but it's money being wasted," she said.

As she closed in on her last find of the day, a distant screeching alarm caught her attention. She raised her eyebrows and said, "I know that sound!"

It was trash trucks pulling in to collect what she had left behind and clear the path for a new cache of throwaways.

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On my more hopeful days, I’ve felt like Tom, with his “Jump to Conclusions” mat, trying to find that money-making idea that will set me free of So this is my therapy. My journey into doing whatever excites and interests me at the moment, and actually producing something tangible along the way.

Hi everyone , this game really found it´ s destiny in my trash -can!!! I tried to play it 2 or 3 times - but I disliked I only wanted to get rid of it. Of course today I woul rather give it to someone who appreciates this game as a treasure ! In my opinion it was very dull - just taking off and putting on tokens.

Stevens began dumpster diving in her early 30s because she had nothing after she fled an unhappy marriage. "And I couldn't afford to buy the furniture and everything that I needed again," she said.

On her way home one day, she found a lot of usable furniture on the curb. Two hours and a lot of pulling and pushing later, she had furnished her new home. Realizing she didn't need money to feel financially stable was a turning point, she said.

"Dumpster diving gives me a sense of security," Stevens said. "It makes me feel safe to know that there is always a way to get what I need."

What began as an effort to overcome hardships turned Stevens into an activist and a leader of a trend that has caught fire on social media, partly to teach people to save money.

Now a subculture, dumpster diving is documented on YouTube and discussed in online communities on Facebook and Reddit, where people go to exchange tips and find dumpster-diving partners.

There is an earth-friendly aspect to this as well.

The U.S. accounts for 4% of the world's population but produces 30% of the planet's waste, according to a 2018 national waste management report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a nonprofit government watchdog organization.

Ivory McCracken, 20, a junior studying interdisciplinary humanities at Oakland's Mills College, and her friends dig through rubbish to find things that can be repurposed and to prevent usable items from ending up in landfills.

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“One woman ’ s trash is another woman ’ s boyfriend.” Laura Ruby American novelist Quip made by a character in Ruby’ s novel I’m Not Julia Roberts “One woman ’ s tramp stamp is another woman ’ s declaration of undying love — until she dumps the lying SOB and is stuck with his name forever.”

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McCracken often dumpster dives in the bins behind big-box stores and is shocked to see how much edible food is wasted — so much that she and her friends can feed themselves.

Even with all the positives of dumpster diving, Stevens acknowledges the stigma of it. She rejects that. "Even the stuff that you buy from stores has been touched a thousand times before you buy it," she said. "In my eyes, there is no difference."

Concerns of hygiene and safety often crop up during online conversations about dumpster diving. Several deem it unsanitary and unsafe.

But Stevens says it doesn't have to be.

"The whole trick is you get in, get the stuff as quickly as possible, and get out," she said. "You don't want to make a mess, and you certainly don't want to hurt yourself. You don't have to get dirty if you don't need to."

Stevens washes the clothes and cleans any items she brings home.

Advertisements, Stevens said, implore people to "buy more." But she feels there is not enough information on how to dispose of something you no longer need.

Stevens' Facebook group of like-minded souls provides information and tips on where to find treasures; it has grown to a community of more than 1,000.

In telling people how to repurpose, she has found her purpose.

"I want to show people that there is a better way to live," Stevens said. "You don't have to constantly spend money to feel the satisfaction that you get when you own something new."

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