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A Little Bit of Febreeze and Maybe a Touch of Seran…

Today I was determined to put some order into our very disorganized apartment. I got some utensil and knife racks for our tiny kitchen. After doing some research on Amazon and other online sites, I became frustrated with the high prices of coat hangers/racks. Fortunately for me, there is a 99 cent store a few houses down, and I was able to get racks for under 2 bucks. SCORE!

Both Tim and I have been ferociously scanning Craigslist for a mattress. YES you read it right. A (lightly) USED mattress. I can see some of you shaking your heads in disapproving disgust, but T and I have nothing against a good deal even if it yields flees or some sort of mysterious rash. So it was with great urgency that we responded to an ad offering a mattress for $60. The problem we’ve been having with most of the Craigslist stuff is that nobody has a car, and neither do we, so there’s no way to get this stuff. This particular mattress, however, was only a few blocks from our place, so with great optimism, we convinced ourselves that we could carry it through the streets of NY and back to the apartment. Stinginess does that to people, I guess.

We went to the girl’s apartment, and after trying it out, we paid and left. And up we went, the two of us carrying a queen size mattress in the middle of the Lower East Side. After some huffing and puffing we got the thing up the stairs and into the room. And then it was time to put the sheets on it. Tim started putting it on, and I screamed in horror, because after all, the thing was dirty! He suggested a bit of Febreeze to kill some of the germs it collected while under its previous ownership as well as while being dragged through the streets of one of the dirtiest cities in the country. I agreed that Febreeze would be a good idea. However, my idea of covering it with Seran wrap first was shot down.

Oh well…at least we have a real mattress.

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2 Responses

  1. Holy cow! You guys have WAY topped my own personal mattress delivery story of me driving my old Suburu with two matresses strapped to the top with ropes, and flopping violently whenever I went over 50, on the Beltway in DC!

    Doesn’t sound like you could take any pics, what with you both being occupied with carrrying it. Bummer :-(.

  2. I bought a mattress off craiglist when I first moved to Seattle and I lived to tell about it. Mattress pads are wonderful, they put a nice think covering btw you and the cooties.

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