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The Not Free Couch and Loveseat

October 21st, 2013 at 05:12 pm

Our trip back to my parents house was fantastic...and fast as always. They have such a beautiful home and land that we have enjoyed for 17 years!! We took the opportunity to take family photos. I hope to use my immediate family picture for our Christmas card, if I decide to send those out this year.

The rental for the Uhaul trailer was about $83 with tax and insurance. They threw in six rental blankets for no charge. We were able to help my parents move some very heavy items to their temporary storage unit, so that was one trip. We came home with the couch and loveseat, a shop vac, a leaf blower, two bags of fertilizer, weed killer, a hoe, bug spray, a fern plant, four wall hangings, a plant stand, a hedge trimmer (that needs a battery), and a fire extinguisher!

Unfortunately, driving a four wheel drive truck nearly 500 miles while towing a trailer does use up quite a bit of fuel. My husband said we spent $160 in fuel! Yikes. Therefore, the not free couch and loveseat, plus all the other items cost us nearly $250. It seems like a lot, but we sure could not have found all those things used for that price.

We did move our old furniture set to the basement storage and it is taking up more space then I prefer. I will live with it for a little while and see if I can fit it in better down there. Otherwise, I think we need to sell it, rather than save for our daughter's future needs.

I made a snowflake payment on Friday to the mortgage company in the amount of $32.35. I love less debt!! Smile

4 Responses to “The Not Free Couch and Loveseat”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    That's a great price for all that stuff, plus you were able to help your folks downsize! Well worth it!

  2. Bob B. Says:

    Free is usually not free. Sounds like it worked out well, though, and you were able to help out.

  3. starfishy Says:

    i don't know how old your daughter is, but with the way you are consciously paying down your mortgage, you might have a lot of freed-up money to help your daughter buy a different furniture set when she needs it in the future, if you do decide to sell the current old one now (and put the money toward a mortgage snowflake!) Smile

  4. baselle Says:

    I think you did okay. Might want to itemize the guilt trip (admit it, there probably was a little bit Smile), or at least pass some on to your daughter when she's deciding about the furniture. Big Grin

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