My dear friends, I am in the middle of Moving Madness. I’m mostly packed but still need to finish with what’s in my closet and taking apart the furniture, etc. And dealing with the new landlady. When I toured the apartment, it was with a broker who didn’t tell us which pieces of furniture came with the apartment. Apparently, a LOT of the furniture comes with the apartment. This would be ok if I didn’t have my own furniture, but I’m a grown-up and I have things. One of the things I have is a double bed with a double mattress that I want to keep. The landlady wants me to take her queen sized mattress, for which I have absolutely no use. Now, is it wrong of me to be totally grossed out by the idea of taking a stranger’s mattress? I think this thing has been used by other tenants before me, and I’d have to get rid of my bed and buy a new bedframe to use it. I do not want to sleep on the floor like a broke-ass college student, because I’ve been there and done that and those days are over.
I’m paying good money for this apartment and I want it to be mine. I don’t want to sleep on somebody else’s icky-ness. What do I do? The apartment is roomy, but not big enough to store a queen mattress somewhere without it totally being in the way. What do I dooooo??