Monday, March 24, 2014

2 Euro ($2.76) Tip

Am I the only one who remembers as a child  shoving ones hand down the side of the living room sofa or chairs searching for loose change? 

Well, today I risked my fingers by checking out the two old wingback chairs I "Barbasoled" over the weekend. I know that I should have done a better job vacuuming the chairs before scrubbing them with Barbasol, but I knew that I would have to eventually give the dry chairs a good vacuum. So I waited until today. 

But something reminded me that I had better check for "lost" items. Over the years my MIL has "lost" a few pieces of jewelry. Besides a few stale pretzels, chips, and cookie crumbs, I found two furniture pins (that could have been painful), a Christmas ornament hanger, a 5 Euro cent piece ($.07) and a 2 Euro coin ($2.76). 

Now I have some extra "pocket money" for shopping at the charity shop. From someone else's pocket now into my pocketbook!

Shame this apartment doesn't have more old furniture!

7 comments:

NanaDiana said...

What a good tip! Literally.....lol Glad you thought to check. Money is money is money no matter where you find it-xoDiana

My Forever Changing Home said...

Funny! I need to check under the couch cushions! Are you talking about barbisol shaving cream? Do tell!

Delores said...

I think I'd better check the couch and chair...you never know.

Paulette said...

I remember checking under the cushions and down the sides of the couch after a family get together. I might just have to check under my cushions.

Mrs. Micawber said...

We used to find malted milk balls melted into the sofa lining ... alas, no more, as the really good malted milk balls (Brach's original formula) have gone the way of the dinosaur.

Money is probably better. :)

Martha's Favorites said...

No good deed goes un rewarded. You have money to spend, yeah. You sound like a fun lady. Looking forward to getting to know you. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings, Martha

A Quiet Corner said...

Although my friends from the Netherlands have tried to explain the Euro to me, I remain ignorant however, what I can tell you is that good things come to good people, so enjoy your new found riches!!!