one warning about buying used stuff at yard sales.
Just a warning, if you get used stuff at yard sales, garage sales, estate sales, etc. one thing you don't want to bring home is bed bugs. One way they travel is by hitching a ride on used furniture. We had bed bugs where I work, and after speaking with professional exterminators for many months, I learned way more about bed bugs than I wanted to know. I pretty much don't take any used furniture home after learning about these critters. Ive seen apartments where a few bed bugs turned into 600+ in a short period of time. they can be hard to get rid of and treatments are not cheap. Just wanted to share this not to scare you but to warn you, just a heads up.