How to Sell Trash as Treasure on Craigslist

It’s time! It’s time! We’re finally going to buy a real sofa and get rid of one of our futons!

This means the Craigslist trolling has begun. The real question, however, is whether I can convince David to let go of his beloved (and ridiculous) plaid loveseat — the one where you better be married if you sit on it, because the sagging-toward-the-middle cushions are going to lead to some sliding and inadvertent cuddling with your seat mate. Anyway, I’ve begun the search for a couch or couch/loveseat combo, and it never ceases to amaze me how people will try to shine up their verbiage to describe a truly sad piece of furniture. Lest any of us be tempted to do the same, I wanted to provide this excellent guide helpfully provided by curbed.com. Please enjoy.

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