I inherited a bunch of used furniture from my uncle’s estate after he passed away two years ago.
Since he lived in a fairly affluent area, his home was just shy of decadent. I was truly shocked by some of the pieces that I was being offered when I arrived to look at it all. My entire living room now consists of items I got from my uncle’s estate when he passed—a couch, recliner, mahogany coffee table, 55” 4k TV and stand, and love seat made out of suede. I was even offered a billiards table and nearly cried when I determined that I couldn’t fit it in my house no matter how hard I tried. I went from room to room and measured in vain, only to realize that it was truly too big to fit in my house. This is after years of wanting to play pool at home because I don’t like having to visit a pool hall just to play one of my favorite games again. After my uncle’s estate finished giving me a brand new bed and desk for my bedroom, they offered me a barely-used window air conditioner as well. I was shocked because I would have been convinced that it was recently unboxed if they hadn’t told me otherwise. It’s an extremely strong window a/c and I was able to put it in my basement to get rid of the inefficient portable a/c that I was using down there previously. While I definitely don’t need a cooling system in the basement during the autumn, winter, and spring, it definitely comes in handy during our hot and humid summers. Basements are notorious for high humidity, which is why so many people use dehumidifiers in these spaces if they’re not already using air conditioning like I am.