Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year... "New" Sofas from CraigsList

I often check myself to make sure I'm practicing what I preach. Yesterday I talked of ringing out the old year and ringing in the new. Well, I followed up that meditation with some action: I got some "new" sofas.

It began innocently enough: I was checking CraigsList in preparation to selling my daughter's 1967 VW bug. But as one thing leads to another, I looked at VWs, but then lamps, then living rooms, then sofas, then living room sets. I found a nice set of used leather sofas for $425. How good a deal was that? Very good.

We got a 6' sofa, a 5' love seat, two large overstuffed chairs, and an end table.

Of course as one thing leads to another, it also meant that I had to rearrange patio furniture, promote one sofa to the patio, another sofa to the closed in patio, and two sofas to the garage until trash day.

Then there was the problem of picking up the new sofas after withdrawing cash the night before. I rented a truck, contacted my nephew, picked up the truck, picked up my nephew, picked up the sofas, paid for the sofas, transported and unloaded the sofas, and then rearranged furniture for a bit. (Then I returned my nephew!)

The new year has brought a new look to my living room and several other rooms. How sweet it is! (Now I have to keep the cats from "breaking in" the new sofas.)

If you've never used CraigsList, check it out. You can get some good deals. But beware... good deals can lead to a goodly amount of work!

Today, I'm back to work after a two week, fun filled, action packed vacation. And it's a good thing... I can use the rest.


  1. Aren't 2 week breaks great? I unfortunately spent the last of it with the flu. Forced-Sleep, however, is not a bad thing.

    You gotta love Craig's List. I think my old roommates and I had a couple of Craig's couches and what not throughout the apartment.

    As of yet, I haven't taken advantage of Craig's List, Taiwan.

  2. Congrats on your new sofas! That was a really awesome deal. I'm jealous. :p

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