Our house recently got a big new upgrade…a new couch! We have had our couch since 2006, and although it has served us well in 4 different houses, its had its share of issues. It has overstuffed cushions and a narrow bench, which makes it difficult to not have grammar school posture while on it, and although it is huge and bulky, it doesn’t seat that many adults comfortably. With our new(ish) entertainment center and living room configuration, it was also positioned funny in relation to the t.v. There’s was really only 1 place you could sit on it to watch t.v. comfortably…(which somehow Sol always ended up in). The most annoying problem with the old couch was how much cat hair it collected and how hard it was to get off. The texture of the fabric was a magnet for cat hair and there was no easy way to get it off…it involved a rubber glove massage technique and an hour of rigorous vacuuming to get even a little bit off.

We have been looking at new sofas on and off since September, and we had a very specific list of qualifications. We wanted:

-a micro fiber sectional

preferably chocolate-brown or some other shade of brown

-with chaise, on the right side

-small enough to fit on our window wall but large enough to fit more than a few people

-wide bench

-cushions instead of big pillows


-NOT an arm and a leg

-ottoman compatible

With this list of detailed list of specifications we had exhausted our efforts and pretty much abandoned our search when we went to our friend Jennifer’s house and saw her new couch from Costco. We were in LOVE! It was exactly what we were looking for AND only 750 dollars, with ottoman. It meets every one of our criteria AND was in our price range. We worked it into our budget and had it delivered just days later. We won’t have much expendable income for the entire month of February, but we decided it would be worth it if we had to be sitting at home being bored on our new couch! We also sold our old couch within 18 hours after our new couch was delivered, and made 200 dollars on it, bringing the grand total of our upgrade to only $550!

Old couch:

Sol getting the spot ready for the new couch:

Where the old couch lived for 18 hours:

And the glorious new couch!!

In Costco:

And in our living room! It fits like it was made for the room and we have been enjoying it SO much! The kitties love it too, they’ve barely left it.



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