On The Hunt For A Twin Bed

Why is shopping for a new bed for Ellie so hard?  I’ve spent almost a month searching out a twin bed for her, something we like, but also something that’s affordable.  We don’t want to shell out a ton of cash for a bed she will only use for a couple of years because we want to buy a set of bunk beds for the girls on down the road.  She could fit in a toddler bed a bit longer, but she’s the one complaining that it’s just not big enough anymore.  She likes to toss and turn, and I have to agree with her.

I would love to buy the bunk beds now to kill two birds with one stone, but that’s not an option.  With the girls sharing a room we don’t have the room for a set of bunk beds, a crib, and all their other furniture.  I already have a hanging toy  net and storage shelves over the one spot in the room where Ellie’s bed can go right now.  If we get the bunk beds I would have to eliminate all that storage that is needed in the present.  I’m already using one of the metal cabinets in my office to store crib bedding and miscellaneous toys.

I’ve been trying to find a frame that’s under $100.  I know my options are very limited, but I really don’t need to spend a lot.  If we had a local Ikea my problem would be solved, but it will cost me more to drive a diesel truck 2 1/2 hours to the nearest one just to buy a $50 bed.  *Sigh*

I’m hoping now that we all seem to be overcoming this virus we’ve passed back and forth I can take some time tomorrow to search through the local thrift stores.  I’m crossing my fingers and hoping I’ll stumble upon some cheap little bed that is too good to pass up, but I know it’s wishful thinking. All I know is I better find something soon or I may very well end up with a 3 year old in my bed and a newborn in the bassinet beside us!