Dumpster diving and thrifting are often looked down upon, but many people don't realize how amazing it is to not even spend a dime on what can be considered treasures. Have you ever found a 14k gold band ring in the trashcan? Or spend less than $100 on a classy dress for a black-tie party?
We absolutely love how you don't need to break a bone for these treasures. The rocking chairs that still look amazing, the healthy and old Monstera plant, and even the designer chairs! Scroll on and tell us which one is your favorite haul!
#1 "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."
#2 "Went out for my first dive ever and found this awesome recliner/rocker. Brand new, still in box!"
#3 "Found in a box of books by the curb."
#4 "I was just at the recycling center and a bloke was about to put this in the scrap wood skip!"
#5 "A rocking chair that was sitting in the trash pickup area."
#6 "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."
#7 "These aren't my size or style but they look unworn so I saved 'em."
#8 "Curbside find! This couch was too cool."
#9 "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."
#10 "Found this pink beauty in the bulk trash and he’s found his forever home."
#11 "Doubt they work, but they look cool."
#12 "‘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!"
#13 "Found in the dumpster after someone moved out."
#14 "This 30+-year-old Monstera Deliciosa would've gone to the dump. Working at a moving firm has its benefits!"
#15 "Found 2 outdoor chairs in the trash area of my townhome complex. Painted and reupholstered!"
#16 "Found this Akai Synth in the trash on my birthday!"
#17 "Last summer, I found 2 China teacups, and last night I found the matching saucers in a different city!"
#18 "Was able to save all these succulents from going to a landfill."
#19 "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."
#20 "32 ft ocean kayak dad scored at an apartment dumpster."