At the beginning of last year I bought this, the cheapest sofa in Tampa. I was newly separated from my daughter’s dad and we agreed that I’d keep the loveseats that went with my bookcases and he’d keep the living room sectional. I was setting up a household on one income, rather than two, and my budget was super limited.
I checked all the usual places: Ikea, discount furniture shops, etc. And on one furniture store website, for $300, I found this sofa. I went to the store and the salesman laughed. He told me they’ve kept this model in stock for as long as he’s worked there, over 10 years. He acknowledged that it isn’t the best quality but it’s soft and comfy and lasts a couple years. He said that it’s a big seller in the vacation rental market and for college apartments. I bought it.
I think we all have our memories of pandemic routines. For me, 2020 will forever be the year of brownies and Vampire Diaries. My daughter and I spent hours on that couch, watching every season of Vampire Diaries, moving forward to the spinoffs, and eating the many pans of brownies it took to keep us kind to one another as the cycles of two women living closely together did what cycles do.
We’ve recently added someone new to our household and realized, the cheapest sofa in Tampa isn’t big enough for 3 to comfortably sit together. We can wedge in tightly or someone sits off to the side in a loveseat. So, it’s time to say goodbye to the cheapest sofa in Tampa. Tomorrow the new sectional will be delivered. It’s the end of an era, and the start of a new one.