While leaving behind the major living pieces — such as furniture and home appliances — seemed like a good idea pre-move, now you’re stuck with limited seating, nowhere to relax, and a house that just doesn’t quite feel like home.
It can be hard enough to find furniture and appliances that are the right fit for your space, but finding items that are also the right fit for your post-move budget? That can be a challenge in and of itself.
Not to worry! The following is a list of places for snagging affordable furniture and appliances to help make your house feel more like a home — all without breaking the bank:
- Garage and estate sales – Garage sales and estate sales are the best places to find great pieces at unbeatable prices. After moving, they can also help you explore your new neighborhood.
- Flea markets – While flea markets tend to be pretty hit-or-miss, you may be surprised at the unique finds you can score.
- Antique stores — Keep in mind that you’ll likely pay a marked-up price at an antique store as opposed to buying directly from the seller at an estate sale. But most are willing to negotiate on price, and you can save time if you’re looking for multiple pieces.
- Floor models at big box stores — You can sometimes score floor or display models of both furniture and appliances for discounted prices at popular big box stores. Similar to technology, you can also find deals on open box/returned items.
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore — With locations across the country, Habitat for Humanity Restores sell furniture, appliances and home improvement items for a fraction of what you would pay in a retail store.
- Local thrift stores — If you’re looking for a great deal on used furniture, hit up your local Goodwill, Salvation Army or similar local thrift shop. The selection changes frequently and the prices tend to be the lowest you’ll find outside of a garage sale or online listing.
- Craigslist/Facebook Marketplace/OfferUp/Re-sell apps — With a number of re-sell apps out there that each boast their own unique features, local sellers are taking advantage of these virtual storefronts to sell big items like furniture and large appliances. Just be sure to keep safety top of mind, research public meeting places in your new neighborhood.
- Online surplus stores (e.g. Overstock, Wayfair, Amazon) — While these sites typically sell new items, you can still find excellent deals. Keep in mind that you’ll likely sacrifice a bit of quality for the low price, so you should be OK with that trade off.
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