After much agonizing, explaining, and bargaining, we are set to move into our first apartment together in the Washington DC area. I'm thrilled as can be because now we know what our bills will look like most months and can relax a bit. No more spending outrageous amounts of money on gas. We're close to my job and Anthony can transfer closer to where we'll live.
Now? The issue is how to furnish it. I'm determined to Craigslist, Thrift shop, and dumpster dive for the best bargains I can find. All we have is a bed and ottoman, which are nice, but will likely not fill a nearly 1,000 sq ft apartment. So I sent an email to some thrift store savvy friends and family. I am not sure how they will respond to this:
Hi, looking for cheap furniture that needs a little TLC but not built badly. No fabric... Holy Bedbug Batman, I don't want any used fabric furnishings... Everything must be narrow or able to be taken apart because my new place is --> <--- narrow in places. It's an antique house, so don't judge. Craigslist not working out. Some idiot wanted $300 for a 1980's (ugly) oak dining room set and then I got frustrated and logged off. I mean really, it's a plain ugly set that was in about every John Hughes movie and I am offended that only the head of the table gets arm rests for their chair.
So, yeah. We'll see how many bees I get with that honey.