This weekend I was looking at Craigslist and for the first time ever noticed there was a free section. Always up for a bargain, I clicked over, not sure what I’d find.
The following is an actual ad (no, you can’t make this stuff up):
I hate to part with this couch, but my wife is making me get rid of it. It’s a real *love* seat if you know what I mean! New owners may want to invest in a slip cover. Pick up only.
Here’s the photograph that ran with the ad. Frat house funk decor is not a good thing to force upon your new wife.
I wonder if he had any takers?
We bought a used sleeper sofa six or seven years ago for our downstairs bonus slash rec slash play slash dog slash place to put hubby’s sports collectibles room, but it was from a single girl in our neighborhood and it looked brand new. Of course it doesn’t hurt to buy a slipcover for any used upholstered furniture you bring into your home in case it’s harboring some microscopic juju you don’t want oozing into your bowl of popcorn.
Speaking of bargains, my Monday working mom post at Blissfully Domestic is about 10 Ways Working Moms Can Save Money. And no I don’t get all freaky Tightwad Gazette on your bootay and suggest weird things like recycling your paper clips into ankle bracelets or anything impractical like that. I love to save money, but if you ration your toilet paper or rinse off your aluminum foil you’ll lose me.
So what’s the weirdest piece of furniture or object you inherited when you got married? My hubby moved in with an actual wood gate from a restaurant/bar being torn down called Shipwreck Mary’s in Jacksonville Beach. Island Grill was built in its place, and we just found out it’s gone, too (I’m thinking condos are there now.)
Updated to add: It’s still available, apparently!