Saturday, November 19, 2016
Dream or Reality - A New Bed
It's become apparent to me that I need a real bed and a new mattress. The futon I'm sleeping on is not optimal, and I've been using it for four years. I need something longer and with better support, which will be more comfortable for guests when needed.
Unfortunately, furniture shopping just isn't fun for me. I choke on the price of things and the price of the items I dream about are realistically out of my price range. Besides, to fully "decorate" the room, I'd need to paint it, pick out new floor covering, and just do a whole lot of stuff I have neither the time, energy or money to spend on right now. I also don't have conventional taste so a lot of what's out there makes me gag.
I know I made fun of Wayfair and their commercial a week or so ago. But that is where I went to order a bed frame and mattress. The free shipping didn't hurt. What I found was cheaper than I could have found in a brick and mortar store and I didn't have to feel uncomfortable walking into a store full of stuff priced too high for me to stomach. I just didn't take the plunge and order everything I needed for a perfect room all at once. The stuff will be delivered to TBG's warehouse and I'll put it in place when I have time over the next few months.
Now from the sounds of it, we are broke. The truth is we're not! There would be a lot more cash to drop on home furnishings if weren't saving so rigorously for retirement and committed to having an emergency fund. My dream home will never be a reality -- but at least I won't have nightmares about overspending!