We need to get our 3yo dd out of our bed. She has outgrown her toddler bed and getting her a "Big Girl" bed, I'm hoping will entice her into her own bedroom. Plus, we have NO swing space right now when family visits - so the idea is to get her a trundle bed that will double as a guest room for when DH's family comes to visit (very frequently. RIght now it is VERY inconvenient to have overnight guests. And actually, we have three nieces coming to visit mid-July, so it is adding to the urgency on my part to get this squared away!)
Our financial situation is finally feeling more stable, but we are still in debt repayment mode and are starting to think about saving for a downpayment. We've been in financial "lockdown" for a couple of years but we are finally able to consider tithing, signed the older girls up for dance camp, are considering a summertime pool membership, are going to a wedding in August. Are we getting too lax with our finances??
We can cashflow all of this stuff, but it will slow down our debt repayment a bit. Honestly, I'm sick of feeling like life is on hold. And if we are not taking on more NEW debt, I'm starting to feel like it's time to live a bit. (Justify much?)
Anyway - got sidetracked a bit. I could probably put some stuff on craigslist and come up with a couple of hundred bucks, but the real question is...do I "settle" for a piece of furniture bcs it is inexpensive and then have it follow me around for the next 10 years, maybe having to replace it bcs I don't LOVE it? (we do have nice furniture...even our "just for now" furniture- which has turned into forever furniture bcs of finances-is stuff I really like). Or do I splurge on the PERFECT bed? My two older girls are in a bunkbed. It's...fine. But I feel like I got robbed of having the perfect girls room. And I found a bed now that I LOVE. Now's my chance! Except it doesn't feel financially responsible :(
We'll have to get two new mattresses (I won't do used for mattresses), but won't have to get a boxspring I don't think. Could probably get away with not getting the pop-up trundle unit yet (although I found one one overstock for less that $150). The question is the bed. My dream bed (well, my GOOD ENOUGH dream bed - ) is $500. Would you do it?? Or buy the Bob;s Discount trundle that is "meh". I have also looked on Craigslist and ebay, but trundle beds are not so easy to find...