Thursday, 5 June 2014

A Houseful of Furniture

It's not like it makes me happy to profit from an unexpected death in the family, but we just inherited all the items we've been lacking in our home and then some. We now have a functional refrigerator, a microwave, a flat screen TV, and the right size of box springs for my bed.

So now I'm happy to be able to get on with converting my ordinary bedroom to a boho style bedroom. I just took out the primary colored set of drawers to use next to my computer in the other room, and I'm replacing it with a wooden table. I'm doing my best to get all the plastic out of my decor.

We still need a couch. We inherited two but neither one suited our needs so we gave them away. I wanted to keep the smaller one but it was hard on our backs. We were always slumping down and dozing off.

In the same month as the death in the family our landlady told us to get ready to move since she was consulting a realtor about selling all her houses. So I started shoving things in boxes, so our house is in the worst shape ever! Now I have to start over again now that she's decided not to sell ours. (She sold two other ones though).

We sold many items from the other house, and gave a lot to thrift stores. It was a mobile home park and they didn't allow yard sales or estate sales. In the end the only option was to rent a storage unit until we have time to rearrange everything and sell off the rest.  Keep in mind we are also both working full time and we had a full life before all this happened. At least the mobile home is sold. It took us a month and a half to clean out the 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with 2 walk-in closets and 2 yard sheds.  I thought we'd never be done! My back is still mad at me.

Anyway, in my bedroom I have to clean up the clutter, move the current box springs out and get rid of it somehow, put the new one in the house, move it against the wall, and by some miracle make the whole thing look good.  Believe me this does not come easily to me. I'm not one of those women that rearranges her furniture twice a month. So I'm going to finish here for now and get busy in the kitchen so I can get the old fridge out and the new one in.

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