Inexpensive Furniture? Moving on Friday.

So I’m moving to Tallahassee on friday and I am having a hard time trying to find some nice inexpensive furniture for my new apartment. My main concern is getting a bed and a couch.

I do have money saved up, but I’m trying to go about this in a smart manner, so I don’t have $500 to be spending on a couch and another $500 to be spending on a bed.

Do you guys have any suggestions that might help me out…I’m coming up dry

garage sales
Bacon in the Oven

Since I’ve tried it, I love this method 100x better than cooking it in a pan. Less fat, no worries of burning if you like crispy bacon, and it stays flat.

I’ll put aluminum foil on the baking pan for easy clean up. If you’re doing the low temp method, you NEED to do this or you’ll have a big solid layer of fat in the bottom of your pan. I’ll then put a wire rack ontop for the bacon to sit on so fat can drain off.

Oven at 400 degrees and it takes from 8 to 12 mins depending on the thickness of the bacon.

Buying First Townhouse

Its in SFL. 3/2.5/1 Live with fam. dont have a piece of furniture or any electronics besides a laptop & TV

Name places to get nice furniture – kinda cheap (NOT USED)
dishes, electronics, etc.

I need to furnish the entire place !
Don’t really know what’s in your area man.

A lot of people like IKEA.. The RoomStore isn’t too bad but it’s not exactly cheap cheap, but you can get coupon if you’re on their mailing list.
Buy what you need, don’t rush into anything especially furniture. Don’t go buy a bunch of pots and pans and dish ware that will just sit in your cabinets.

What kind of beds are you using?

Currently, my wife and I have a Simmons Back Care mattress that we bought about five years ago. We didn’t do as much homework as we should, and now as I research the bed, I’m finding that our results are very similar to most everyone else. Those results are the bed breaking down already, body impressions, etc.

My wife thinks she wants a new bed so we checked out a local dealer of beds, called . The beds are extremely comfortable, and I love the technology they use in them, however the cost is very, very high. For example, for the bed we liked, a queen model would run $3100, a cal-king (the next size up from Queen at this place): $4200.

Bees/hornets/wasps problem.

OK, i’ve heard of people calling in bee keepers/farmers and end up actually making money from having them remove bees/wasps and stuff. So I left a message on the local guy’s phone.

But in the meantime, anybody got any ideas? I know blocking up the hole is dumb (its burrowed in the wall right above the garage door) because they will just burrow in deeper until they get into the house. I don’t want to fuck with poison just yet. I think I may purchase a bug zapper and hook it up near the nest at night.

Bed Suggestions

So I’m moving into a new apartment pretty soon as need to find a bed. I’ve been to Ikea, West Elm, and Crate and Barrel. I was also considering CB2 and Room and Board(might be too pricey).

I am looking for a queen bed. I don’t want a bed that is too low too the ground (most of the ikea beds were too low). Mattress only or Matress and box spring .. doesn’t really make a difference to me. Budget is 7-800 delivered to 18508. I could prolly swing a bit more if I really fell in love with a bed but the cheaper the better to be honest as I still need to buy a mattress and bedding so that’ll cost me quite a bit.

Chuck Palahniuk – "Snuff" May 20th

Palahniuk’s audacious ninth novel tells the story of Cassie Wright, an aging porn queen who intends to put an exclamation point on her career by having sex with 600 men in one day on film. The story begins with Mr. 600—the pornosaur who introduced Cassie to the business—as he describes the other 599 actors awaiting their moment on screen. The perspective then shifts to Mr. 72, an adopted Midwestern 20-something who is one of the many young men claiming to be Cassie’s long-lost son. Mr. 137, a has-been television star hoping to revive his career, wants to ask Cassie’s hand in marriage so that the two can star in a reality TV show. But for a novel centered around a gargantuan gangbang, there’s surprisingly little action; the small amount of narrative movement takes place backstage, where the characters attempt to get a sense of one another while waiting for their number to be called.

Help buying mattress

Im looking at getting a new mattress and wanted some advice on buying. Today im gonna go look at mattresses and get an idea of cost and what i like. I do have a few questions off the top of my head.
Should i get a new box spring to go with it?
What should i look for when buying a new mattress?
Any good brands recomended?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
i found that the mark up is insane on that shit. I have a friend that works at a furniture store and is able to buy at almost 50% off (can buy at 10% over cost) now i know to wheel and deal on any furniture item ESPECIALLY when it’s time to throw out the old mattress.

What Are You Reading??? v.New

I just finished The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway
I just picked up for whom the bell tolls
I also wanted to get Haunted by that fight club guy
The Sun Also Rises was great.

Just finished Haunted. I only found it mediocore. Maybe I was expecting too much. Some of the short stories were really well done, but the overall connecting story did nothing for me.

Rereading Huxley’s Brave New World at the moment.
Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon