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Confidence building/thrift store shoppers? [Jul. 24th, 2007|12:08 pm]
John
So... I have to move. Soon. Not, like, "next week", but soon. I'm paying rent for August; I'm not paying rent (here) for September. Once the upstairs toilet leaks on me twice, I'm through... I'm fussy that way.

Here's the problem I have.

I either need storage, to store some cheap-ass dressers, or confidence that, after hitting a few thrift stores, I can probably find a couple if I need them.

Part of this problem is already solved. I know that I can, for example, store my clothes in a cheap plastic filing cabinet I can get from an office supply place. But the other part...

See, this is the thing that bugs me. What I have is dirt cheap, and not really worth much... but the replacement cost is pretty high. You can't just walk into a store and say "I threw away a $10 dresser; could you sell me another?"

I just checked out storage; it's about $50 a month for a 5x5. Not terrible... not great, but not terrible.

And I'll have to figure out how to get stuff to storage, as well.

Any of my Seattle-ish friends have a truck or SUV? I can rent, but I'd rather buy a friend a $50 gift than pay a rental place $40 to rent a truck, you know?

In the meantime, I'm smoking what might be my last batch of beef jerky in the cheapy smoker I have here (that's too dirty for storage or even freecycling), and I think it's time I did a bit more cleaning, packing, studying, and job searching.
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[User Picture]From: essaying
2007-07-24 08:14 pm (UTC)
One word: Craigslist. Cheap or sometimes free. Somewhere out there in two months there will be another you, who has a couple of cheap-ass dressers that s/he doesn't want to pay to store or move, and who will sell them to you for about what *you'd* sell *yours.*
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[User Picture]From: kightp
2007-07-26 02:52 am (UTC)
What she said.

I can think of other stuff you might want to put into storage (you've got pretty good kitchen stuff, the bed isn't bad, and there's that air conditioner), but the dressers will be *easy* to replace.
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[User Picture]From: wolfette
2007-07-24 08:16 pm (UTC)
storing clothing in plastic containers can allow damp to get into them and they go "fusty"

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[User Picture]From: mathochist
2007-07-27 06:03 pm (UTC)
I have a truck.

But if you're not attached to the dressers, you might want to just donate or freecycle them and count on finding replacements on freecycle or craigslist, rather than paying for storage.
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