Mother of 4 quits full-time job to make $1,000 a week dumpster diving

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Tiffany She'ree is a 32-year-old mother of four from Dallas who recently quit her full-time job to focus on a new career: dumpster diving.

She'ree makes about $1,000 a week searching through mostly commercial dumpsters from the stores like Victoria's Secret, Bed Bath & Beyond, Party City, and Ulta, reported the NY Post.

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She searches for merchandise these stores throw away because they couldn't sell them for any reason, and she then sells them herself.

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She'ree left her job as a canteen server in 2020 after being able to steadily earn $1,000 a week. She has since garnered over 2 million followers on TikTok, where she conducts most of her business.

“I’d never heard of or thought about dumpster diving before I randomly saw a video on YouTube of these girls dumpster diving,” she told Media Drum, per the NY Post. “When I saw the haul they came back with I knew I had to try it for myself.”

Now for anyone looking to transfer career paths, be warned. Dumpster diving technically isn't illegal, but since many dumpsters are on private property it could constitute trespassing if you venture looking to find some goodies.

While she has gotten some negative feedback for her antics, She'ree sees the common good her dumpster diving has on the world.

“I’m happy that I’m saving items from landfills and doing my bit to help the environment and keep the planet clean,” she told the Daily Mail.

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