Scavenge Like a Professional

Scavenge Like a Professional

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Stephanie Kinnear
Jun 19, 2009

Most of us have scavenged a thing or two — a coffee table abandoned on a curb, a perfectly good trivet sitting in the free pile at a garage sale, etc. But how many of us take our scavenging seriously? How many look to scavenge first, buy second? If you're interested, here's how to take your scavenging to the next level ...

Last week's issue of the East Bay Express (our local alt weekly) was dedicated to the art of scavenging ... the whole issue! If you live in the Bay Area, we recommend that you treat this issue like your own personal guide to scavenging. Actually, no matter where you live, it's a great resource.

The feature, "The Scavenger's Manifesto," by Anneli Rufus (co-author of the book The Scavengers' Manifesto), is a good place to start. It's a think piece on the philosophy behind a life of scavenging — it'll either inspire you or send you running in the opposite direction.

The move on to the next feature, and learn about Diva Eve a nonprofit that holds swapping events for women (and sometimes men).

Then work your way through the rest of the articles. By the time you're finished, you'll be ready to scavenge more seriously (and effectively).

Image: East Bay Express

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