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Mum Earns $1,000 Per Month After Quitting Job For 'Dumpster Diving'

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Mum Earns $1,000 Per Month After Quitting Job For 'Dumpster Diving'

A mother of four has sacked off her job entirely in order to sift through bins, and now she's earning $1,000 (£726) per week as a result.

OK, so this job isn't for everyone, and you do have to get your hands dirty for it, but - as they say - one person's trash is another person's treasure.

In the case of 32-year-old Tiffany She'ree, that saying is certainly true.

The mum from Texas was working as a canteen server until 2020, but has since ditched that profession entirely after she realised that there was good money to be made selling thrown away items that she finds by diving in dumpsters and selling her finds at garage sales.

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She'ree, who has amassed a following of 2,000,000 people on TikTok, says that she's actually been dumpster diving for a few years now, but has managed to turn her slightly bizarre hobby into a valuable cash stream.

Tiffany on one of her dumpster quests. Credit: Media Drum World
Tiffany on one of her dumpster quests. Credit: Media Drum World

She said: "I'd never heard of or thought about dumpster diving before I randomly saw a video on YouTube of these girls dumpster diving.

"When I saw the haul they came back with I knew I had to try it for myself."

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She delved into her first rubbish bin back in 2017 and came up with a haul of skin care products and a whopping $1,200 (£872) worth of make-up.

Not bad for a first go.

Ever since then, her and husband Daniel Roach have been hunting hidden discarded treasure together.

Not only are they able to make a living this way, they've also managed to find a load of things that they've kept in their own house, too.

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The valuable finds are then sold at garage sales. Credit: Media Drum World
The valuable finds are then sold at garage sales. Credit: Media Drum World

Tiffany and Daniel have shown off some of the stuff they've unearthed, including a $750 (£545) coffee machine and yet more unopened make-up that could sell for fistfuls of dollars.

Basically, if you're willing to put the hours in, there's some real gold out there.

Tiffany added: "I've found bedsheets, pillows, blankets, towels, little odds and ends, even pet products like cat trees and dog cages."

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Of course, because this is the internet in 2021, her work has had mixed reviews.

Whilst many are positive about her efforts, some have even gone as far as equating it to stealing.

However, in the USA, what she's doing is completely legal.

One person's trash is another's treasure. Credit: Media Drum World
One person's trash is another's treasure. Credit: Media Drum World
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However, Tiffany points out - quite rightly - that the goods were chucked out, and - in all probability - would have ended up in a landfill otherwise.

She said: "I'm happy that I'm saving items from landfills and doing my bit to help the environment and keep the planet clean."

That's a noble cause, and if she makes a decent living that way, fair play to her.

Featured Image Credit: Media Drum World

Topics: Money, Interesting, US News

Tom Wood
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