As most of you know, I have just started the process of moving out of my parents house and let me tell ya, it’s quite overwhelming. And it’s not like this is the first time I’ve lived away from home. I had a house up at school, and I even had an apartment for 4 months when I lived in Rome. However, this is the first time I’ve had to furnish a house, and damn, what a hassle. My roommates have it easy, as they are slowly but surely moving their current furniture in. For some reason though, I don’t think the bed my parents bought me when I was 3 is going to fit the vibe I’m going for in my new house. Not to mention, moving the furniture out of my current bedroom would not only be a huge change (which is the worst, obviously) but it would also mean that I couldn’t pop in and sleep at my parents whenever I want, which is kinda the reason I fought to get a house so close to them. Unfortunately, I also don’t have the money to buy any new furniture right now, hence my current conundrum. Enter: yard sales.
While I have casually dabbled in the yard sale scene before, my purchases were mainly limited to books and old records, but due to the suggestion of the two most practically intelligent people I know (thanks, Mum and Jane) I decided to give them a fair chance. I spent last night looking up yard sales in the area and plotting a plan of attack. Pops and I ventured out early this morning, and we were joined shortly by Tony and Mum and we ended up having a very successful day of yard-saling! For less than 200 dollars we got a kitchen table and four chairs, a desk, a super cool antique liquor cabinet, and tons of kitchen utensils and pots and pans. Pops also scored some fancy tools for a great price and I have literally never seen this man look so happy in my entire life. He disappeared to the garage with the man whose house we were at, and came out grinning like the chesire cat. Naturally, he had to immediately call Uncle Tony to tell him about the deal he got, and he wouldn’t stop talking about it all through breakfast.
Even though there’s still a lot I have to get, I think it’s safe to say that these peeps were right about yard sales. Here’s hoping that next week’s hull continues to be just as good!