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Tips for Finding Affordable Furniture for Your Home

Tips for Finding Affordable Furniture for Your Home

Check out these tips for finding affordable furniture for your home so that you can save some money the next time you need a new piece.


Thrift Stores

Thrift stores are a great place to find used furniture at a massive discount. However, you should only rely on thrift stores for wood, plastic, or metal furniture. Cloth furniture or leather furniture can have bed bugs and bacteria hiding beneath the surface. Think of an old couch like an old mattress—they both absorbed years of wear, and something at a thrift store is likely near the end of its lifespan. Additionally, the furniture at thrift stores won’t always be in good condition, or its style might be outdated; there is a reason this furniture was donated rather than resold.

Even if you can’t find furniture you love from your local thrift stores, you can always furnish your place with cheaper pieces now. Then, over time, you can go back and slowly upgrade your home with nicer furniture that is more your style.

Online Resellers

From Facebook Marketplace to eBay, there are countless apps and websites for selling furniture that are full of reasonably priced pieces in your area. Reseller’s furniture is typically newer and better than thrift stores, and you can typically haggle down the listed prices.

People are sometimes in such a hurry to get rid of their old furniture that they may be offering it for free if you can pick it up on the same day. Then, you can furnish your place for only the cost it takes to transport the furniture to your home.

Big Box Online Sellers

Box big retailers sell simple, cheap furniture that makes for great short-term solutions. The furniture at big box stores is made very cheaply, which is why it can be listed at such a low price. The problem with this is that it creates products made from cheap materials that break easily. However, this option is great for finding brand new furniture at a very low price. So, if you are someone that values style over function, a big box retailer might make more sense for you.

Clearance Section

National-brand furniture stores typically have a clearance section in the back with discounted pieces. Furniture usually finds itself in the clearance section because it is being phased out of production or has minor damage. This damage can range from a minor scratch to something that affects the piece’s structural integrity. The price will vary based on the damage, so if you think you can fix the issue, it’s not a bad idea to purchase something that needs more repairs. Just make sure to speak with a representative to gain a complete understanding of any damages.

Now that you have some tips for finding affordable furniture for your home, you won’t be breaking the bank next time you need a coffee table.