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November 24, 2017

For sale: Various children’s furniture, electronics and household.

Gently used Pottery Barn Kids Carolina Grow-With-You large table. Complete set includes short and tall legs, carts and acrylic protection pad. Great buy at $300

Pottery Barn kids table

Play table for sale

Sharp 46″ LCD-LED HDTV, Model – LC-46SB54U: $200

Flat screen TV

Sharp television for sale

OXO Tot Sprout Chair in Taupe/Walnut, $100

OXO high chair

Highchair for sale

Exersaucer Jump & Learn Jam Activity Center – Jam Session: $100

Toddler's jumper seat

Jump and Learn Activity Center for sale

Two like-new upholstered chairs. Great for dining room, living room, kitchen or office. $50/each includes pillows.

Two blue armless chairs

Chairs for sale

All items can be picked up in Silver Spring, Md. Contact Kameya at or 313-779-4627 for more information.

November 7, 2017

For sale: Emerson microwave. Must go by Nov. 27.

$40. Can meet halfway to deliver. Contact Tivona at or 202-656-9516 for more information.

front of microwave

Microwave for sale

Control panel

Microwave for sale

UL label on back

Microwave for sale

November 6, 2017

For sale: Sunny folding exercise bike. Excellent condition, barely used.

$50/firm. Can be picked up in Herndon, Va., area or other arrangements can be made. Contact Jill at 301-675-7275 or for more information.

pink folding bike

Exercise bike for sale

OCTOBER 31, 2017


For rent: Large (255 sq. ft.), newly renovated furnished basement in townhouse, located just four blocks from the Huntington Metro Station and two miles from Old Town Alexandria, Va. Quick and easy access to the Beltway and major commuting routes. Zipcar station and bus stops are close by. Easy drive to grocery and other services. Safe, diverse neighborhood with lots of street parking (getting a spot right outside the house is never a problem.) Walking trails, parks, and community centers nearby.

Shared kitchen, laundry and bathroom.  Brand-new Simmons Beauty Sleep innerspring mattress converts to couch. Pets come included with the house so must love dogs and cats.

October 18, 2017

Sad cacti have been adopted

Wanted: New home for two abandoned “Eve’s Needle” cacti left behind after an office move. Plenty of life left in both!

October 12, 2017


For rent: Completely renovated, beautiful 4-bedroom, 1,700+ sq. ft. duplex townhome in Herndon, Va. Newly painted; open layout on main floor; two bedrooms on main floor, two bedrooms upstairs; two full bathrooms; upstairs laundry room and huge fenced backyard. Brand-new kitchen with granite countertops, new appliances and new cabinets; new tiled bathrooms.

October 8, 2017

For sale: Mid-century sofa in good condition.

$500. Will consider other serious offers. Contact Jackie at (202) 285-5763 or for more information.

orange striped sofa

Sofa for sale

October 7, 2017

For rent: Beautiful 1930s 2.5 bedroom/2 bath Victorian rowhouse on Capitol Hill, four blocks from Eastern Market and Metro with full range of nearby services, including shops, restaurants, post office, Trader Joe’s, Yes! organic market, 14th St. Safeway and Lincoln Park.

Many charming touches, including hardwood floors, brick patio, back yard (with fig tree), two working fireplaces, bay windows, skylights, sunny eat-in kitchen, walk-in closets. Washer/dryer and storage space in basement.

Available furnished, including linens, fully equipped kitchen and WiFi, from Oct. 17, 2017 through March 2018. Perfect for researchers, Fellows, academics, writers, art lovers, small family, or visitors to Washington , D.C., who want to be within easy walking distance of the National Mall, Smithsonian museums, Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art, Folger Shakespeare Library, U.S. Botanical Gardens and the Capitol.

$3000/month includes all utilities. Regular housecleaning can be arranged at additional cost. Contact Sita at for more information.

Dining room

Capitol Hill rowhouse for rent

fireplace and shelves

Capitol Hill rowhouse for rent


Capitol Hill rowhouse for rent


Capitol Hill rowhouse for rent


Capitol Hill rowhouse for rent

September 25


For sale: Bakers rack, five shelves, two drawers. Excellent condition, just the wrong color for our decor. 31″ wide x 21.5″ deep x 65″ high.

September 19


For sale: TruPace M120 treadmill. Track can be adjusted to 15 incline levels. Manual included. Excellent condition, just needs a new home.

September 18, 2017


Wanted: Furnished housing until June 2018. Roommate, housemate, sublet all okay. Will consider shorter term. Suburban/rural location preferred but any location considered within commuting distance via public transportation to the American Art Museum. Access to kitchen and work/study space preferred. Quiet, neat, British Fellow at SAAM.

September 13, 2017


Free: Two-drawer rolling file cabinet. Used, in good condition. Bottom platform and wheels are removable.

September 6, 2017

For rent: Large (650 sq.ft.) unfurnished, one-bedroom apartment at River Park Cooperative in waterfront neighborhood of southwest Washington, D.C. Plenty of storage, including walk-in closet. Can be rented furnished for an additional cost.

$1,750/mo. includes utilities. Onsite gym, parking and swimming pool available at minimal additional cost. One-year lease, background and credit check required. Sorry, no pets. Contact Heather at or 202.351.9717 for more information.

Coop lobby

Building lobby

Swimming pool behind gate

Swimming pool

Living room

Living room (rug is 9 x 12)


View from living room window

View of bedroom


View of kitchen


view of bathroom

Bathroom (Hi, Heather!)

September 5, 2017


Wanted: Housemate to rent third-floor unfurnished bedroom in beautiful end-unit townhouse near downtown Herndon, Va. Share bath with one other person. Hardwood floors, renovated fixtures and fittings throughout, washer/dryer on site. Custom deck, patio and fenced yard. Owner also is a movie buff with an extensive home theater system.

Minutes from Silver line Metro; easy access to Dulles Toll Road, routes 7 and 28. Walking distance to World Gate Centre, direct bus to Reston Metro. Centrally located to Reston, Chantilly, Ashuburn, Centerville, Tyson’s Corner.

August 26, 2017

Too late

Wanted: Housemate. Unfurnished 12 x 14 bedroom and private bath available in 1,600 sq. foot,  3-bedroom/2-bath house in Alexandria, Va., (near Landmark.) Windowed bedroom has large closet and can accommodate queen-sized bed easily. Hardwood floors throughout, living room fireplace. Spacious backyard includes pond with waterfall and firepit. Off-street parking.

August 25, 2017

For sale: Beige sofa. Details available on Letgo at

$280, negotiable. Contact Christine at or text 301-742-8198 for more information.

Beige sofa

Sofa for sale

August 3, 2017

Wanted: Recent Florida State graduate seeks apartment / roommate share in northern Virginia, preferably near Blue line Metro. Will also need parking. Easy-going, clean, loves pets. Contact Jordan at if you have a place to rent or are looking for a roommate.

July 25, 2017


For sale: Ethan Allen Medallion cherry dining room table. Great condition, some minor wear and tear, scratches. Dimensions: 42″wide x 72″long x 30″high. Two 18″ leaves. Comes with full set of table pads

July 24, 2017

For rent: Large bedroom with private bath and large walk-in closet in new building in Navy Yard/Barracks Row neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Share two-bedroom, two-bath apartment on two levels with large private deck, wood floors, carpet in bedrooms, washer/dryer in unit. Ten-minute walk to Eastern Market Metro (Blue, Orange, Silver) and Navy Yard Metro (Green). Several Capital Bike Share stations no more than two blocks away and both garage and street parking is available. Basic furnishings available upon request. Must be dog-friendly: roommate has lab/beagle mix.

$1,350/month. Contact Brit at or 239-595-5863 for more information. FaceTime or Skype tours available.

Apartment floor plan

July 12, 2017


For rent: Walk-in basement of single-family home in Lowes Island neighborhood of Sterling, Va. 900 sq. feet, full bath with shower, mini-kitchen with sink, granite counters, refrigerator, hot plate and microwave. Share unfinished storage space with family upstairs.

July 12, 2017


For rent: Two bedroom, one-bath upgraded condo in ParkFairfax neighborhood of Alexandria, Va. End unit with private yard area and patio, hardwood floors, granite countertops, washer/dryer in unit. Complete details at:

July 11, 2017

Wanted: Young professional seeks affordable housing beginning mid-August to early September in the D.C. Metro area; Virginia preferred but can be flexible. One-bedroom or studio; finished basement with separate entrance would be ideal. I do not have any pets.

Contact Natalie at for more information.

July 7, 2017

For sale: 2010 Bianchi Castro Valley bike.  Excellent commuter bike with pedal-powered headlight. Weighs approximately 15 pounds. Very lightly used by 5’9″ rider.

$400 (cost $899 new). Contact Deb at for more information.

orange bike with fenders

2010 Bianchi Castro bike

Orange bike

2010 Bianchi Castro bike

July 7, 2017

For sale:  2007 Buddy Italia 125 cc scooter. Just over 8,000 miles. Amazing workhorse commuter vehicle, easy parking and low gas requirements. Riding a Buddy scooter is about the most fun you can have sitting down!

$1,300 (new $3,200). Contact Deb at for more information.


green scooter

2007 Buddy Italia 125 cc scooter

green scooter front view

2007 Buddy Italia 125 cc scooter

green scooter rear view

2007 Buddy Italia 125 cc scooter

July 7, 2017

Wanted: Roommate to share 2-bedroom, 2-bath, master-style  garden apartment in Laurel, Md. Each bedroom has private bathroom, walk-in closet and ample windows. Patio, fireplace, two additional closets and in-unit washer/dryer. Two blocks from MARC train, 15 minutes from Greenbelt Metro station, steps away from park and the Patuxent river.

$705/mo. includes water and sewer. Utilities average $75/mo.  Contact Kassie at or 727-238-5277 for more information.

ad for apartment building

Riverview Apartments of Laurel

Two bedroom apartment

Floor plan

July 7, 2017

For sale: Polk Audio SDA-1C stereo speakers. Excellent sound and condition (small dent on subwoofer does not affect quality.) Speakers are 48″ tall and weigh approximately 90 lbs each. These speakers were state-of-the-art  when purchased for more than $2,500and still sound great.

$650 for both speakers. Yamaha Power Amp (125w) and Control Amp also available for an additional $100. Contact Roger at for more information.

Speaker fronts

Polk Audio SDA–1C stereo speakers

Speaker fronts

Polk Audio SDA–1C stereo speakers

Amp face

Yamaha Control Amp

amp face

Yamaha Power amp

July 7, 2017

For sale: Polk Audio home theatre speaker system, including center channel speaker, two tower speakers, two bookshelf speakers and a powered sub-woofer. This is a complete set, purchased new from Best Buy last December for more than $750. Perfect condition with excellent sound. Does not require a lot of room or a big amplifier.

$350 for complete set. AV receiver also available for an additional $100. Contact Roger at for more information.

Speaker fronts

Polk Audio speaker system for sale

speaker backs

Polk Audio speaker system

June 29, 2017

For sale: Large corner desk, primary work surface is 30″ deep, 72″ long; left side of desk is 24″ deep and 36″ long. One small ding on right leg, small ding on back of main desk.

$100 for desk. $50 for matching bookcase, 36″ wide by 72″ tall. Contact Erin at for more information.

corner desk

Corner desk for sale

June 29, 2017

For sale: Custom-made curtains. Eight panels (four windows), 42″ wide by 80″ long. Red, blue and green floral print, lined with white fabric.

$50 per window (two panels). Contact Erin at for more information.

floral print curtains

Custom-made curtains

June 29, 2017


For sale: Remote-controlled Victoria model sailboat. Kit-built, with upgraded sails and servo. May require some tweaking as it has not been used in a while, but remote control moves the servo and it appears to be in good working order. Fun activity for families; there are several local RC sailing clubs, including Lake Anne in Reston 

June 14, 2017


For sale: Table and four chairs from Design Within Reach by designer Jesus Gasca for STUA in Spain. Table is 44″ in diameter and has a small, barely noticeable scratch on top. Available disassembled. See it assembled here: Jesus Gasca table.  Jesus Gasca Globus chair.

June 12, 2017

For sale: Brand-new, in box exercise peddler with digital display. Convenient way to get low-impact, therapeutic exercise.

$55. Contact Latesha at for more information.

product box

Exercise peddler for sale

June 12, 2017


For sale: Dark brown IKEA KIVIK sofa (2-seat) and matching ottoman with hidden storage.

June 10, 2017


For rent: Studio plus den, 550 sq.ft. basement apartment in the arts district of Hyattsville, Md. Ten-minute walk to Franklin’s Brewery, Busboys & Poets, Yes! Organic Market, and more. One mile from Green Line Metro (West Hyattsville or Prince George’s Plaza stations.)

Natural light in each room, Energy Star appliances (refrigerator, AC/Dehumidifier) baseboard heat. Recessed lighting, hardwood and tile floors, ample closets, updated and soundproofed. Share washer and dryer with upstairs neighbor (one person.) Street parking and dedicated patio.


June 9, 2017

Wanted: Smithsonian research fellow seeks temporary housing between August 27 and the end of November. Furnished room(s) close to transportation preferred. If you have a rental or house share to offer, please contact Elizabeth at or 424-335- 6440.

June 8, 2017


For rent: Three-bedroom, 2-bath house on .03-acre lot in Woodbridge, Va. Remodeled bath, fresh paint and new carpet throughout, all appliances included. Minutes to I-95, commuter lots, Virginia Railway Express, Quantico Marine Base, Potomac Mills, shopping and restaurants.

June 7, 2017

Wanted: Car pool rider from Belleview neighborhood of Fairfax County, Va. (22307) to Capital Gallery.  Leave River Towers parking lot about 6:45 a.m. for a work start at 7:30 a.m. (parking at Cap Gallery.) Leave by 4:15 p.m,, usually home by 5:00 p.m. Contact Teri at for more information.

June 7, 2017


Estate Sale: June 9 – 11 and June 23 – 25, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.mOffenham Terrace, off of Pine Forest Drive in Chantilly, Va. (past the Udvar-Hazy Center.)

June 6, 2017

For rent: Three-bedroom house (two bedrooms, plus office/den) in Glover Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Two floors, updated kitchen, hardwood floors throughout. Back porch for upstairs tenants and shared patio space. Parking for one car, driveway is at back of house and accessed through alley. Some storage space available in attic.

Basement unit is rented separately. There is a shared staircase from basement to the kitchen. Basement unit needs emergency access through first floor. Laundry is shared in basement.

$2,, does not include utilities. Contact Tiarna at (310) 968-8134 or for more information.



Glover Park house for rent


Glover Park house for rent


May 31, 2017

For rent: Unfurnished master bedroom in 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse in the Amberleigh community of Fairfax, Va. Close to Dunn-Loring Metro station, I-495, and the Mosaic shopping district. Community has a fitness center, outdoor pool and ample parking. Well-behaved cats and rabbits welcome. Monthly rent, including shared utilities, generally between $900-$1000/mo.

Contact Meagan at or 757-570-4884 for more information.

apartment floor plan

Room for rent

For sale: Lots of items available from upcoming apartment move. No delivery, pick-up only by July 1 at the latest.

Contact Jessica at 617-877-1179 for more information.

Bookcases decorated with string lights

Bookcases for sale

2 black bookcases: Easily assembled and disassembled (four screws per shelf.) Each is 82″ tall, 36″ wide and 16″ deep (at the base, shelves become shallower at the top of the bookcase.) $50 each, assembled. Price higher if disassembly is required before pick-up.

Dresser seen from top angle

Dresser for sale

Wooden, 3-drawer dresser with black top: Handles are a bit worn, but easy to swap out and customize as you like. 30.5″ wide, 18″ deep, about 35-40″ tall. $40.

Cabinet with open doors

TV cabinet for sale

Cabinet with doors closed

TV Cabinet

IKEA cabinet/TV stand: IKEA cabinet converted into a TV stand, by way of a hole in the back for cords and some wheels on the legs for maximum flexibility. $40.

May 4, 2017

Wanted: Temporary housing in Washington, D.C., between June 1 and August 1.

Clean, quiet, responsible couple in their 30s seek to housesit for any period of time between June 1 and August 1. She will be interning at the Hirshhorn after graduating from Columbia University this month with a master’s in historic preservation. He will be commuting between New York, D.C., and San Francisco for a start-up healthcare company. Both love animals and gardening and would be happy care for your pets and your home while you are on vacation this summer.

Contact Jessica at for references and more information.

April 3, 2017

Wanted: Car pool rider. Meets at Horner Road Commuter Lot, Woodbridge, Va., at 5:30 a.m. for work hours 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (alternate work schedule okay.) Morning drop-off at 12th St. and Constitution Ave. (convenient to NMNH or NMAH.) Afternoon pick-up at 10th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. (near FBI building.) Driver parks at G St. parking garage. Four people split cost of gas and parking.

$105 /month, beginning April 10. You can use your pre-tax parking benefit for your portion if you are a Federal employee. Contact MaryAnn at 202-633-0917 or for more information.

March 30, 2017

Wanted: Auto Mechanic. Looking for an honest, reliable, reasonably-priced auto mechanic who can help keep an older vehicle in repair and on the road. Not interested in dealerships or shops that will try to upsell unwarranted services. Can be anywhere in the Metro D.C. area.

Please contact Natalie at if you have a referral.

March 28, 2017

Price Reduced

For sale: 40″ Vizio Smart TV. Apps include Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Pandora, etc.

$260. $240. Contact Carolyn at or 562-665 9674 for more information.

flat screen television

Vizio television for sale

back of TV

Vizio television for sale


For sale: White secretary with drop-down desk. 35″ (89cm) wide; 18 1/8″ (46cm) deep;  77 1/2″ (197cm) high.


For sale: Queen-size bed frame, headboard and footboard. White metal. $150.

Queen-size mattress, medium-firm. $200 $100

$300 $200 for both. Contact Carolyn at or 562-665 9674 for more information.

White metal bed frame

Bed frame and mattress for sale.


For sale: White metal side table.

March 21, 2017

For rent: Unfurnished bedroom in owner-occupied 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath house in Ft. Washington, Md. Quiet, residential neighborhood near public transportation; 45 minutes to downtown Mall via bus or Metro, 20-minute drive to National Harbor, Andrews Air Force Base, Fort Belvoir and Joint Base Anacostia Bolling. Street parking only.

$650 / mo., includes utilities. First month’s rent and security deposit ($1,300) required before move-in. No children, no pets, no smoking.

Contact Carl at 561-290-5535 for more information.

Front view of brick house

Room for rent in Ft. Washington , Md.

View of bedroom


View of empty closet


View of paneled room with brick fireplace

Family room

View of kitchen


March 16, 2017


For sale: Men’s hybrid Specialized brand bicycle. Excellent condition. Frame size 56 cm (original owner is 6 feet tall.)

March 16, 2017


For sale: Beautiful 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 1,388 square-ft. home in Eastland Gardens neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Brick Cape Cod with fireplace and spacious front porch and fireplace. Large, fenced-in backyard. Fully remodeled in 2014, central air conditioning and plenty of natural light from 22 brand new windows. Easy access to Metro Orange line and steps from Kenilworth Aquatic Garden, bike trail and new recreation center (summer 2017) with gym, outdoor pool, fitness center, and test kitchen.

February 3, 2017

For sale: Beautiful one-bedroom, one-bath coop apartment in the heart of the U Street corridor in NW Washington, D.C. Central location with easy access to Metro Green line. Spacious kitchen, large hall closet and walk-in bedroom closet. Central air conditioning, plenty of natural light from west-facing windows, city and park views.

$75,000. Income restrictions apply at time of purchase. Monthly coop fee of $1,076.

For more information, see the listing on Zillow.

Living room of apartment

One bedroom coop apartment for sale.

dining area of apartment

One bedroom coop apartment for sale.

Kitchen of apartment

One bedroom coop apartment for sale.

January 25, 2017

For rent: Beautiful 504 sq. ft. studio one block from Dupont Circle park and Metro (Red line.) Open floor plan with plenty of natural light. Updated kitchen, wall-to-wall carpet and generous walk-in closet.

Stylishly appointed condominium building is on charming tree-lined neighborhood street steps from shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Amenities include controlled access security with 24 hr concierge, central air conditioning, large common area, laundry room, rooftop patio and one of the few heated swimming pools in the city.

NO PETS. Smoking is NOT ALLOWED in building.

Also available: Gated, secure parking space available as a separate one-year lease or as an additional monthly fee.

$1,975 / mo. includes utilities except phone and cable. Year-to-year lease from private owner.

$225 / mo. for optional parking space.

Contact Kelly at for more information. See the ad on CraigsList for more photos.

View of studio

Studio condominium for rent in Dupont Circle

View of studion looking toward front door

Studio condominium for rent in Dupont Circle


January 24, 2017

In search of: Art appraiser to appraise paintings by contemporary artist whose work has been exhibited in European museums and at the Guggenheim in New York. Also interested in referrals to auction houses or dealers to handle sales.

Contact Janie at for more information.

January 12, 2016


For sale: IKEA “Vejmon” table, like new. DC Metro area.

Dec. 8, 2016

Too late!

Wanted: Four passes (any time) to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Jan. 13, 2017.

Dec.6, 2016


For Sale: Nice sofa and chaise with several pillows from Bob’s Furniture. Seven months old, barely used. Comes with paperwork for insurance purposes.

Nov. 21, 2016

Too late!

Wanted: Two passes (any time) to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Jan. 21, 2017.

Nov. 21, 2016

Too late!

For sale: Antique full/Queen-size bed. Early 1900s, mahogany, low-post, cottage/country style. Mattress and box spring included.

Sept. 9, 2016

Too late!

Wanted: Carpool from Odenton/Gambrills area of Maryland to Washington, D.C. (National Zoo.) Can alternate driving. 

Sept. 9, 2016

Too late!

For rent: Unfurnished room in three-bedroom, two-bath townhouse in Odenton, Md. Assigned parking.

August 26, 2016

Too late!

For rent: Room in New Carrollton, Md. Walking distance to Metro.

August 24, 2016

Too late!

For sale: Kenmore chest freezer, 34.4″ high x 30″ wide x 22.9 ” deep. Only two months old.

 August 17, 2016

Too late!

For rent: Small furnished bedroom in rowhouse in Petworth neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Walk to Metro. Share updated kitchen, spacious common areas and laundry facilities with two female roommates and one dog.

August 11, 2016


For rent: One-bedroom apartment in East Falls Church area of Arlington. Semi-private entrance on lower level of house in safe neighborhood. Large bedroom/living area with window overlooking backyard, private kitchen and bathroom, shared laundry facilities. Walking distance to Orange and Silver lines, easy access to I 66. Single person only, no pets.

August 9, 2016

Too late!

For sale: 2014 Toyota Corolla LE Sedan, 50,000 miles. Estimated 30 mpg city, 35 mpg highway. Red exterior, gray fabric interior, backup camera, CD player, automatic key/alarm. Complete, up-to-date maintenance record. Excellent condition, including tires.

August 9, 2016


For sale: One-carat diamond engagement ring and diamond-accented wedding band. Size 5. Ring box included.