Recently, I showed the upholstery repair on the burned couch and mentioned our intentions to sell the couch and love seat. I posted the pieces on Craigslist and noticed that within minutes we were hundreds of posts after us. I really didn’t have much hope for a quick response.
About 48 hours later we got one response and that was all that was needed. A very nice couple responded today to buy the pieces for our asking price. What was nice about the sale, was the couple in their sixties were buy the pieces for their mother, in her 80’s. It seemed like a really perfect fit. What was even nicer was the underlying story.
The lady has been married for 60 years and subjected to verbal abuse for years. She was severely restrained from outside influences to include radio or TV restrictions. Recently, the husband started physically abusing his wife. The end result was the kids stepping in, protecting the mom and removing her from that environment (with her consent). Now she has legal representation, the support of her children and is trying to discover her own voice. Something else to worry about elders…domestic violence.
The thought of the elder lady receiving these nice pieces of furniture was very gratifying for both of us. We know they will be very appreciated.
More space gained in the living room. There is more to be gained (just out of sight), but this was very uplifting to gain this space. The comment was heard ‘I can really see this is doable’. The selling off of these items crossed a psychological barrier on several fronts. It was liberating and felt very satisfying…a win/win for sure.