Cytoplasm wrote:Also, goodwills are great for almost everything. There was a bag deal yesterday: five dollars (plus tax) for whatever you could fit in the paper bag provided. It was a lot cheaper than the few things I got at a Target.
When my fiance and I were first moving into an apartment together, he had a broke college student slash bachelor pad. Aka no bookcases or things to store clothes in. My body also had finally settled on my weight so I needed tons of clothes. Stopping by goodwill once a week netted me an entire wardrobe of various nice and well-made items (~$50), a bed frame($10), 3 bookcases($15), 2 bedside dressers(~$20), a large dresser with a mirror that came along with it($20), two side tables for our couch(~$20), and 4 chairs ($20) for a table we got from a friend. All this for somewhere between $150-175. Of course, YMMV, our goodwill has a large donation area. Anyway, apartments can be wildly expensive depending on where you are.
But the moral of this story is that you don't have to go to Pottery Barn and spend hundreds upon hundreds of dollars to get nice things. Getting gently used stuff here and there, craigslist, yard sales, goodwill, is wonderfully cheap and it's all a little loved so it doesn't make you so sad if your cats decide it's a scratching post or something.