Monday, February 9, 2009

Addicted to Craigslist

Since we have moved into our new apartment, we have noticed to massive prices on furniture. With the chaos or the last two weeks, it just seemed right that we find furniture as cheap as possible. Thankfully we had a few good pieces to start with, like my antique bed and dresser (which will one day go into a guest room). We also had most things for our kitchen and a small dining room table. So I have been on the look out for a full sized mattress, to fit in the antique bed, living room furniture, a desk and chair, and a dresser for Joe. My budget is to not spend more than $1000 to get ourselves set up comfortably. This is what I have scored so far:

office chair: $30

leather loveseat and couch: $450

Bookshelves: $65

Mattress: $130

Desk: $60
Price to feel like we really have a home: Priceless


Taylor's said...

I love it! I love the amazing stuff you can get for so cheap! And yes, it is PRICELESS!

AMY_BELL - said...

$1000 budget for furniture? Are you planning to buy more furniture for your new house later this year? I guess saving money is good and all but sometimes I don't see the point when in a year or so you're going to want to upgrade and then you just spent $1000 on used furniture. What will you do at that point? However, the couches seem nice and I'm sure those will last but I don't know if I could ever do a used mattress...who knows what was going on on it before you! Haha!! Plus, after having my posterpedic bed, it's totally worth the expense to have a really nice mattress. Having good, comfortable sleep is worth it :)

AMY_BELL - said...

By the way...Confesssions of a Shopoholic opens this should take Joe to see it :)

Happy Villain said...

Awesome! I love Craigslist! I love it so much, I now teach a class on it, and I get so keyed up that I get the people who take my class frantic and zealous about it too. My last class a woman asked me if we could meet once a week as a Craigslist addiction support group. :) I got a washing machine for $80 and the guy delivered it to my house! It's amazing, and mostly composed of great community members. It looks like you picked out some great pieces and incredibly affordable prices. That's fabulous.

The Case Family said...

Wow, way to go! I love Craigslist!

Happy Villain said...

Email me and I'll send you the list of stuff I teach about Craigslist. I'll write back and attach the document. It's a beginner class, but B.E. makes his living selling stuff on Craigslist, and he's taught me a lot.

Rachael said...

I LOVE Craigslist! We got so much stuff for Emmy there before she was born...and continue to find deals for ourselves, as well. Plus, it is a great way to sell things, too.
So many times, people use things once or twice and then realize they don't want them...those are the greatest finds on CL. You get such a deal!!!

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