Monday, May 28, 2012

Thank You and Garage Saling.

First off, thank you so much to every person in the military. Every privilege that I have is because of the people that have risked everything for me-a stranger. I am in awe of everything that you have given me.

Den and I are having a blast shopping for Anna. For $3.50, we got Anna an awesome bagless vacuum, a potato masher and a pink-spider-looking drying rack. She hangs a lot of her clothes at school. She doesn't like to dry her jeans especially. She uses free pinchy clip hangers now to dry her jeans. I think this will be a great addition to all of the stuff that we are collecting for her college apartment. Here is the list of things that we need for her 1st furnished apartment.
So far we have spent-
$84.81 at Goodwill
$75.99 at Dollar Tree
$3.50 at garage sales
We have spent $164.30 so far. I'm torn on the amount of money that we have spent at the Dollar Tree. I know that some people HATE it and others LOVE it. There is never a middle ground on the Dollar Tree. We may have been able to get some of the things we bought at the Dollar Tree for less than $1 at garage sales. It was nice though just to pick up matching things like bowls, containers, pot holders.She also got the beloved   popsicle maker. Why do I have the feeling that alcohol will be added to her popsicles? She loves it almost as much as she loves her "new" chair!
I think that we will be able to collect everything for her 1st apartment for under $200. That is unless she finds some more odd looking porn furniture. Her roommate is also collecting for the apartment. They have been emailing each other the lists but I have the odd feeling that they will have duplicates. Oh well, the two of them managed to live in a tiny dorm with tons of stuff. This apartment will seem like an empty airplane hanger compared to the dorm.
I just wish that Anna had taken pictures of the entire apartment. It would give us a better idea of what will and won't fit. The thing is Ms. Anna went and looked at the apartment and then sold us on the idea. She had me at "$3000 a year cheaper."
Have a great day and thanks for coming to see me,


Frances said...

Tell Anna she is totally spoiled. My parents did not help furnish my first apartment and I didn't help furnish my kids' apartments. Well, except for some free furniture I found for Samantha. But it was free. I had to get it for her.

SonyaAnn said...

Frances-No one helped me either. I really don't mind helping her, its kind of fun. And I know how hard it was to start out.

Frances said...

As long as she is appreciative and you can afford it, it is good to help. We have helped our kids by letting them shop our pantry for years, so I guess I didn't totally cut them off. LOL!

And if you are having fun, that is a good thing.

SonyaAnn said...

Frances-She just asked if we would take her with the next time we garage sale. I just want all of our money saving tips to be past on to the kids. I think she is getting it. And when she goes she will be spending her own money!

Jane said...

You are having TOO much fun! I can't wait to show my daughter the door, oops, I didn't say that quite right did I? I can't wait til my daughter has her first place and I can help her decorate, if she lets me that is...

SonyaAnn said...

Jane-HAHAHA! We love them dearly but I have to say that I look forward to when we are empty-nesters.