so move over, fleas cuz' you've got some competition: Bed Bugs. Yikes. They are seriously putting a damper on my thrifting these days. I mean, come on- thrift stores are so. not. glamorous. anyway. [exciting, yes. glamorous, no]. But I just love them so much that I've learned to accept the [well, let's just say interesting] people and the less-than-sanitary conditions, but now the idea of potentially bringing those nasty bugs home is just gross.
Well, I purchased my first upholstered piece [since bed bugs have made their big "come-back" anyway] last week and it's still sitting in the garage because I'm scared of it [no, not because it's ugly- despite what my super hero hubby & daughter say]! I really want to get started on its rehab, but I just can't.
Soooo, I did a little internet research, and here's what I found: basically, unless I pull the item completely apart and inspect each groove, I really can't be positive that it's bug-free. Well, here's my delimma- if I pull this beauty apart, I might not be able to get her back together [ever]. I've inspected. I've vacuumed. I've prayed. I've taken a bit of it apart... and found no evidence of any bugs, so now what?! At what point do I trust it to be alright? Am I a victim of our news media [which tends to over-inflate problems for ratings], or am I crazy to have even purchased it? Are you now leary of bed bugs when thrifting? If you have any thoughts, ideas and/or suggestions on the topic I'd love to hear them!!