So I’ve been consumed by the thought of our future nursery. Because we live in a small 2 bedroom rowhome in the city, we have to convert the “guest room” / Jeremy’s closet into the nursery. Jeremy has been finishing up the crown moulding while I’ve started to come unraveled about our timeline. We have to paint! We have to buy furniture! We have to figure out how to be parents! Oh me!
We did a purge over the summer of some old furniture and appliances and donated it all to Goodwill. However, I’ve started to scout Craigslist for gently used baby items (like a Bob Revolution stroller!). It got me thinking that we should potentially try to sell off some of our furniture… even it if means only getting like $50 for it. I mean – that is $50 that will go towards the nursery!
But I’ve never sold anything online before so I need your help, blogosphere. Here are the items that I felt could maybe garner some cash. They are both Ikea items, very gently used with no damage but unfortunately are no longer available at Ikea (so I have no price point to go from).
First up, a full sized bed frame. The frame is probably about 6 years old but has only really been used for 3 of those years. There is no damage and it is a nice simple frame:
I’d offer the mattress as well (it is very firm) but Jeremy said he’s had it since high school. I’m not sure that would make a good selling point but it is in good shape. And there are no bed bugs in this house!
Next up is a dresser. This dresser was purchased maybe 2 years ago. It matches the wood finish in the bedframe which is why I want to sell these items together:
There is no damage to this piece of furniture. Its downfall is that it is an Ikea dresser which means it isn’t intended to last a long time.
Also – do you like how the crown moulding is on the floor?
So – do you think I could get some cash for these? I was thinking about listing these items together on Craiglist for $75? Is that too much? $50? Help me! (and if you live in Baltimore – want to buy these? You’d be helping out mah baby!)