In 2014, a group of long-time friends moved into their first apartment together in a small town outside of New York City. The group consisted of a college student and two recent college grads, so they lived on a limited budget. This meant cutting corners where they could, like shopping for furniture at the local Salvation Army. Their $20 budget got them a smelly, old couch that was too lumpy to be comfy. However, don’t always judge a book by its cover!
The friends went looking for the source of their discomfort and found an amazing surprise inside. What happened from there, led the twenty-somethings on a journey that they will never forget. Read on to find out how a thrift store find changed a group of friends forever…
1. The First Apartment
A first apartment can be one of the most exciting times of a young person’s life. After years of having your parents tell you to take out the trash and do your homework, holding the keys to your first place is exhilarating. However, having a space that you can really call your own can also be terrifying at the same time. It’s a lot of responsibility!
But having the freedom to choose whether or not to make your bed or eat a bowl of Fruit Loops for dinner is a right of passage that most young people would agree makes all of the anxiety worthwhile.