The list of amazing things my husband Josh and I have found on Craigslist is long and varied.
- A bag full of vintage sewing patterns
- An Ikea printer cart
- A pull cart for golf bag
- Yard sales full of undiscovered treasures
- A washer and dryer
But just like the Facts of Life, you take the good and you take the bad. Some of our Craigslist experiences haven’t really panned out for us, including:
- A bunch of broken lawn care equipment
- Our first pair of chickens. (One of those two chickens ended up being a rooster. That’s right, our chicken named Paula Deen ended up being Paul A. Deen. After two weeks of 4am wake up calls, we knew our neighbors in suburban Long Beach, California were on the verge of a lynch mob. That first pair of chickes was rehomed via a Craigslist listing of our own.)
- Don’t even get me started about attempting to sell furniture on Craigslist
We just love the vistas of awesome and awesomely bad things you can find on the site. If you see Josh on his phone at any given moment, the chances are really good he’s trolling Craigslist for cheap or free goodies near us that need a new home.
Josh texted me while I was at a meeting last night. Did I want to drive to Hilton Head, South Carolina to pick up a used canoe he had found on Craigslist?
3 hours later, we were driving home from a kindly older gentleman’s home with his 17 foot long vintage 80s canoe strapped to the roof of our car. We dreamed out loud about all of the amazing places we’ll paddle to in our new old canoe.
I can’t wait to see what we find online next.