There is something about buying new furniture that makes me feel like a successful and responsible adult.
It’s true, I have not always lived the most conventional lifestyle. We did after all, sell or donate most of our belongings and move abroad to Germany. During the years prior to the move, we lived in a tiny, yet cozy, little basement apartment. As we got closer and closer to the move, the apartment started to look more and more like a dorm room and less like an apartment where two professionals lived. We slowly got rid of most of the furniture, instead of a living room sofa, we had two giant beanbag pillows. (Not gonna lie, I miss those things!)
Our new German apartment was fully furnished by Dirk’s friends and family. We have been so lucky, and very thankful for all that they have done for us. We were even given beds and linen! Without their help, we would have been sleeping on air mattresses and using towels as blankets. We came here with just two suitcases of belongings each, bare minimum.
But here we are, 1.5 years since our move to Germany. The bed that was gifted to us has over stayed it’s welcome as far as I am concerned. It was a double bed, entirely too small. Dirk and I are not small people, not small at all. Our feet hung off the end of the bed if we didn’t curl up a bit, and when we curled up, one person usually got shoved to the very edge. Dirk claims that he was the one always sleeping on the edge, I beg to differ. We made it work, because buying a new bed wasn’t in the First Year plan, and it was a lot better than sleeping on the tile floor.
Last night, Dirk sent me a text saying he was on his way to pick up a new bed. We had been discussing this plan, and had been trying to determine if now was a good time financially to do this.
Thankfully, it was.
He sent me this picture.
The three of us carted all of it up the four flights of stairs without too much difficultly. I think it didn’t bother me much because I was so damn happy to have this new bed!
Dirk had it set up in less than 30 minutes. He’s amazing.
It’s the first piece of furniture that we have bought since our move to Germany.
I think this purchase means we are now card carrying adults, or something like that. I do know one thing for sure, we are much better rested people now, regardless of age or maturity.
Have you made a household purchase that made you feel more adult-like?