We’ve been rearranging all of our rooms lately, and getting rid of lots of stuff that we don’t need. We took several pieces of furniture to our local thrift store, and it’s made the house feel much more open – turns out we didn’t really have a use for the stuff – it was just taking up space. Today we loaded up the car with our almost new purple bed-in-a-bag set and an old dresser that had been a great hiding place for a bunch of stuff that we didn’t need anymore but didn’t want to get rid of – we would just put it in the dresser and forget about it.
When we got to the thrift store and started unloading our donations, I noticed a sweet office chair that had been donated. I commented on it, and the guy working there told us to just take it if we wanted. We asked if he was sure, and he said absolutely, since we were donating stuff anyway. It was a great chair, and I had been needing a new one badly. So we loaded it up and brought it home. Then we turned around and took my old office chair back to the thrift store to donate it (it was still a good chair, just not that comfy if you’re spending long hours in it). So we got rid of a bunch of stuff that was taking up space in our house, and I scored a free chair – I’d say we must have good thrift store karma!
The funny thing is, my husband’s office chair was a dumpster-diving find. When we were moving out of our old apartment, It was in the dumpster – a perfectly good, high backed, soft, black reclining office chair. And next to it was a Weber charcoal grill, also in great condition. So now we each have “free-cycled” chairs, and a great grill. Life is sweet.