Even after offering co-workers and neighbors $10 an hour, $15 an hour, lots of beer, etc, no one was interested in helping me move. This shows me that I really am ready to leave this town. If these are the 'friends' I have, there is no reason to be here.
I called my mom Friday night in a panic, I have so much stuff, and so little time left. Plus, it is really hard to get some furniture down a flight of stairs and across a parking lot alone. She agreed to drive the two hours to come help me today. Yay! So, I originally budgeted paying people $100-$200 to help, I ended up paying nothing, and making $40 on a mattress and box spring that I was sending to the dumpster! This left me without a bed my last three nights in my apartment...
I have a couch that I acquired a few months ago and was trying to sell. A neighbor left it behind when he moved out, and though there was lots and lots of interest, no one ever even came to look at it. I realized that the cushion on it will make a perfect van mattress. It is one long cushion, and inside it is just a thick piece of foam, which I have seen vandwellers spend lots of money buying! The material is scratchy, but covered with sheets and such, it should be just fine. I eventually want to sew a new cover for it, so I can just take it off, toss it in the laundry and zip it back on again, instead of trying to keep a queen size sheet to stay put while I toss and turn in my sleep.
I brought it upstairs. I get to adjust to the tiny mattress early. Totally worth the unexpected $40