I've been gaining a newer appreciation for Craigslist.org. It's made me realize that I have to pay cash...instead of just putting things on a credit card at a store. (My advice to people looking on craigslist is to be patient. If you are looking for something in particular...just keep looking each day or weekend, and something will adventually pop up.) Plus...because I'm not spending a fortune on new furniture...I don't rip my hair out when my kids make a few scuff marks on the furniture. It makes us all happy that way! So here's my newest money savers since our move.
New leather couch: about $1000
My Craigslist find: $300
New couch and sofa set: about $1400
My Craigslist find: $250
New sturdy oak bunk beds: about $1200
My Craigslist find: $350
Now I paid a bit more than I wanted for the bunk beds. But the guy who we bought them from delivered it for us...AND help carry the parts up a flight of stairs for us...and helped to set it up. He was so nice about it. He worked for UPS.
Now I'm on the lookout for some fun lamps. We are living in a dark house at night until then.
Have a great day!!!