Sometimes cheap = low quality. We recently bought the West Elm mini pebble wool and jute rug (http://www.westelm.com/products/mini-pebble-wool-jute-rug-b859/) brand-new, but second-hand from someone on Craigslist. She had changed her mind and it was still wrapped in the factory plastic. We were so excited! But after a month on our floor and three vaccums, it is literally unraveling. It has loose untied ends that come out of the warp. Everytime I snip an end, a new one unravels. Soon there will be nothing left of this terrible rug. So very, very disappointed!
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We needed to live in the city because my husband works in SOMA and I work in San Mateo, so we wanted a central location for reasonable commute times. Also, we have a one-year-old son. Our decision was easy. We are not working high-earning jobs, so we punched a rent ceiling of $2000 in to Craigslist and ended up with a choice of about 10-20 apartments, most of which were basements in the Outer Sunset. We chose an 1100 sq ft flat in a refurbished Edwardian home in the Excelsior with an open floor plan, 12 foot ceilings, lots of big windows, and centralized heating. The neighbors are loud and obnoxious; there is a gaggle of teenage boys who hang out on the corner near our house at night doing mischief (like doing doughnuts in their cars in the intersection until they lose control and take out a fire hydrant), but hey, the rent is cheap. Not sure if we will stay in San Fran. The prices have gotten so high, it is barely manageable. We moved here from Manhattan, and I have to say, I think I got more for my money there!
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