Need to furnish a new apartment? Equip your office? Buy a wedding gift? What if you could do it all for free?
Turns out, you can. All you need a little gumption, a strong stomach and a decent dumpster. Still, digging through other people’s refuse can be a hard sell, which is why we’ve brought in a pro. Matt Malone, an IT consultant in Austin, TX, has financed his startup, gifted his friends, decorated his house and outfitted his office—all with stuff from dumpsters.
His hotspot for the best items? Self-storage facilities. Read on for Malone’s top tips and best finds. (Disclaimer: This journalist walked away with a Pier 1 vase and several picture frames.) → Keep Reading