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20 People Who Lived The ‘One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure’ Proverb


20 People Who Lived The ‘One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure’ Proverb

The kind of treasures that you can’t find anywhere else!

Just because they ended up in the trashcan doesn’t mean they don’t have value anymore. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and many antique, vintage items might be what you need and want if you give them enough polishing, caring, and cleaning.

These people shared some of the most unexpected treasures found from dumpster diving and picking up secondhand items from the sidewalk. It might not be an activity for everyone, but maybe that sofa left on the sidewalk just needs a new upholstering to fit in your living room!

“Last summer, I found 2 China teacups, and last night I found the matching saucers in a different city!”

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“This 30+-year-old Monstera Deliciosa would’ve gone to the dump. Working at a moving firm has its benefits!”

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“Found this pink beauty in the bulk trash and he’s found his forever home.”

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“Doubt they work, but they look cool.”

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“These aren’t my size or style but they look unworn so I saved ’em.”

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“Was able to save all these succulents from going to a landfill.”

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“Claimed TWO of these unused designer armchairs ($500 apiece) from an IT firm that had no space for them and sent them to the fill.”

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“‘83 Fender Squier (Japan export version). It just needs a new 5way switch ($10) but I guess the owner couldn’t be bothered? With case and a pick!”

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“I was just at the recycling center and a bloke was about to put this in the scrap wood skip!”

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“I found this ring in the dumpster on Monday! Had it appraised yesterday and found out it’s a handmade gold ring from the 60s-70s! Its 14k gold band is worth $200+ (stone is glass). I also found those tiny hands with it.”

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“Found in the dumpster after someone moved out.”

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“A rocking chair that was sitting in the trash pickup area.”

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“I found this $90 dress in perfect condition in an apartment dumpster. It has no damage, rips, or stains and is in my exact size and one of my favorite colors.”

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“Curbside find! This couch was too cool.”

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“Went out for my first dive ever and found this awesome recliner/rocker. Brand new, still in box!”

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“Found 2 outdoor chairs in the trash area of my townhome complex. Painted and reupholstered!”

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“32 ft ocean kayak dad scored at an apartment dumpster.”

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“New to diving, but I hit the jackpot today! This perfect condition NES with 1 controller and Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt was right on top.”

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“Found this Akai Synth in the trash on my birthday!”

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“Found in a box of books by the curb.”

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