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NSD doesn't make up for bunk beds!

February 20th, 2013 at 08:46 pm

Yesterday was one of those very very rare No Spend Days! Hazzah! That doesn't make up for the huge outlays I've made this week on beds and mattresses.

And here I thought president's day was a cheap day to buy a mattress. ; )

I spent $399 on pine real wood bunk beds for the boys (they separate, just in case we need them to) They were the sturdiest, most versatile of the ones we looked at, and we looked at a LOT.

We had one comical bunk-bed run in where my 3 year old couldn't even sit up in bed in the lower bunk, it was so short. Who did they think would buy that??

Anyway, the mattresses were the sticker shock. I went to the store and the cheaper options were terrible-- either a plain slab of foam with a covering, or a coil mattress with padding so think I could feel the springs just with my hand. The lowest cost mattress I thought was acceptable was still $259 each. Ugh. I got out the door at $600 for two, with tax and delivery.

It was way more than I was expecting. I was thinking $400 for the two of them. Clearly I'm out of touch.

I will make up some of that money this weekend. We're selling the kids' current beds on craigslist (a car bed and a crib/toddler bed) and have a bunch of people lined up to buy them. Hopefully that will all work out and I will get $225 back!

4 Responses to “NSD doesn't make up for bunk beds!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Best wishes with your sales!!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    That sounds so cute!! Did your kids suggest bunk beds or did you think of it on your own? We'll probably be in our current 2BR condo for at least 4 more years, so it might be a good space saver for the kids once the youngest outgrows the crib.

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    The kids lobbied for bunk beds because they want to share a room. We'll see how long it lasts. But, our friends have kids with bunk beds and they say the pros are endless, like they keep each other company, they're less afraid of the dark, they feel safer knowing the other is there, and my argument, that sharing a room teaches you how to be considerate of others and compromise. (My only-child hubby doesn't get that, but when he flips on the light in the middle of the night, I know he never had to share!!)

  4. Jerry Says:

    That description of the short bunk reminds me of Navy bunks aboard ship. I literally could not even roll over in them, they were so short, and it would just lead to claustrophobia. Ugh. Glad you have some insurance of nice, pine bunks that they can enjoy -- even if they weren't too cheap.

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