We live close to a mall/IKEA complex, and I was already planning an alternate route last night so we can get around today without getting stuck in Black Friday traffic.
Lo and behold, after walking Bryson this morning at Point Isabel, I completely forgot about it and took the exit I should have avoided like a pest. There was almost bloodshed in a fit of Black Friday road rage. *sigh* Patience's just not my thing.
There actually is a piece of furniture we're looking for- a decent sleeper sofa. And there appears to be some deals to be had, but picturing the crowds made me feel lightheaded already (not to mention crazy incidents like this fatal stampede at a Walmart this morning). Scary, eh?
So I've been doing my sleeper sofa shopping online in the safety of our home today. I'm a bit conflicted- it would really work for our space, but I've had nothing but horrible experiences with cheap versions of these modern conveniences. The mattress usually sags, and as you shift to find a comfortable position the metal frame creaks like it's about to fall apart. You wake up more exhausted than before you tried to sleep.
But my research today turned up some reviews of decent sleeper sofas, boasting new features such as a built in standard mattress (no more sagging), solid wood frames (instead of creaky metal ones), and much improved designs so they don't look like they belong to your grandparents' basement.
The good quality ones seem expensive (although furniture seems to be the last department we've graduated from their college versions- so "expensive" here is relative). But I'm willing to invest in one if it means saving anyone even one night of sleep.
Any suggestions on where to get a good one that won't break the bank?