Friday, June 25, 2010

Moving Woes...

I sooo wish we had a truck. With moving Stephen and I have decided to get some real things for the apartment. Not that the things we have are fake, but they are old, ugly, and shabby. We decided that we want to get a newer couch, a newer bed (including bed frame, mattress, box spring etc., plus we need these because we've spent the last almost three years sleeping in a full sized bed. note: we are not thin. Plus, Taylors sleep funny with their elbows flying all over the place, a queen bed is badly needed), a baby dresser (instead of just piling James' clothes on his changing table), and we'll need a washer and dryer as well. (We were going to get James a new crib, but with all these other things we need I think we'll just stick with the one we got on freecycle.) I say newer, because we couldn't afford brand new things, so they we're looking for gently used. The problem is we don't have a truck. So, I have been looking on KSL and Craig's list to time it right so that when we rent the moving truck we can pick things up with it and then come back home and pack the rest of the stuff in. The problem is that nice gently used things are limited in the first place. Secondly (is that a word?) everything that we want is far away. Finally I had found a nice couch located in North Orem. Not as close as I'd like, 15 minute drive, but closer than most. We set up an appointment to go look at it and guess what? When we get there she's like "oh sorry, we just sold it." hmmm....thanks brat face. You could have called and let us know so we could save 30 minutes of our day! Not a big deal you say. Well, we've already spent so much time driving around to several different places to look at couches realizing when we get there that they looked a lot better in the pictures than they do in person. Another woe, we're moving 4th of July weekend, meaning we won't get to celebrate the holiday as much and, not as many people will be able to help because it's a holiday. I can't wait for this month to end.

6 comments:

linda said...

My guess is that you will have more luck hunting for "gently used" items when you are out of the BYU environs, where there are so many people looking for exactly what you are. I bet you will have better luck searching in the Draper, Salt Lake area, based on what other people have told me. (And sometimes, sellers with a truck will even deliver it for you for a small fee.)

Tami said...

So are you moving to Draper? We just moved to Provo by the hospital, and we have a truck. If you need to borrow it to pick something up let me know and we would be happy to help!

Tami said...

Just saw your earlier post. I think you'll enjoy it over there. You'll be close to all the new stuff in American Fork!

Sarah said...

Melinda--There is an awesome antiques store in Lehi! I drove by it every day when I commuted from Provo to SLC. I don't remember the name, but you should look it up and see if they have anything reasonable. I am WAY jealous!

And my sympathies on the truck. SOOO frustrating. Just keep telling yourself that you guys will be moving before too long to wherever Steve gets a job, and the crappier your stuff is, the easier it will be to lave it behind!

Megan said...

I agree with Linda--it's easier to find higher-quality stuff here in the SL valley than in Utah valley. Also, from my vast moving experience, I'd suggest waiting until you've moved to pick up anything new--the few days of inconvenience are TOTALLY worth it when compared to moving all your stuff PLUS newly purchased furniture. We sold off our old ugly couches in Oregon and moved to Utah with only an armchair and a beanbag, but the extra space was worth not having anywhere comfy to sit for awhile!

Let us know if/when you need help! We'll know better Friday morning how the baby is doing, and I believe Karl has already promised his help to Steve Friday night.

clutchmonkey said...

Your comment about "brat-face" made my day! I laughed very loud. Hope you find some nice things soon :)