Moving across CountryLeaving behind the major living pieces seemed like a good idea pre-move, but now you’ve got limited seating to relax, you’re committed to the laundromat, and your new place just doesn’t feel like home! The idea of spending even more money after a move is daunting for everyone, especially because finding used furniture and appliances that are the right fit (for your wallet and your space) can be tricky. But don’t worry, here’s a list of places to start looking for items that can help piece your new home together, without breaking the bank.

  1. Estate Sales
  2. Flea Markets
  3. Antique Stores
  4. Floor pieces at Big Box Stores
  5. Habitat for Humanity / Goodwill
  6. Local Thrift stores
  7. Craigslist
  8. Online Surplus Stores, like Overstock and Wayfair

Shopping for used furniture instead of new might mean you’ll need to devote time for item TLC or a restoration project, but it’s often worth it. Make use of any free space in your new home to work on bargain finds, and protect your floors with those empty boxes -or even get creative with them! Not only will you save some money, especially if you can haggle prices down, but you’ll have to explore and learn your area to find these places and other stores for DIY supplies.

Happy Hunting!

Your Friends at Sorensen.