I hate my living room. I mean, I don’t hate it — but it does look like DI threw-up in my living room and that’s what we have. A used piano, a couch that’s falling apart, an entertainment center we got from my parents neighbor’s garbage, some Downeast Home saves… Seriously, it’s bad. Currently, we have a bit of “wiggle room” so we’ve been trying to figure out what our priorities were. We took the van in for a check-up because a car is a need, and of course Disneyland seems to top the list (I tend to be a person who picks “experiences” over things).
Then, Ikea sends out notice that the furniture we’ve been wanting for about 5 years is 50% off this weekend, so we’re planning on making that purchase.
I start to think how ugly our giant TV is going to look on our fancy new furniture, and how much I hate my couch, so we go to Costco today. We look, and we love the flatscreen TV’s…
But then it hits. Do you save, or do you spend?
Make it do, or do without.
How do you make-up your mind to buy, even if you could live with what’s still there (our couch literally has about 20 holes in it, I’ve glued and sewed it together, but it keeps falling apart).
In the end we’re deciding to make do until we find great deals like we’re getting Ikea, and realizing that it doesn’t all have to happen NOW, that it can happen in stages as the money comes available.
It’s just not as fun this way.
I’ve thought about Craigs list, but Drew seems nervous about the whole used thing.
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