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Affordable Furniture Hunting 101

Affordable Furniture Hunting 101

Affordable Furniture Hunting 101

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Moving into a new place is so exciting. You get to decorate and show off your style, and you may even find yourself buying new furniture. The problem is that furniture can be expensive these days — that is, it can be if you don't know the right place to look. At CreditBox, we've put together a list of places where you can almost always find affordable furniture for your new home or apartment.
 
Garage Sales and Estate Sales   
If you're okay with secondhand items and you have some extra time to get up and go exploring in your community on Saturday mornings, garage sales, yard sales, moving sales, and estate sales are your best bets for finding affordable furniture. You'll find some trash and some treasure at prices you won't believe. And don't be afraid to haggle. Most people just want to get rid of their old stuff. 
 
Thrift Store 
If you don't want to ride around looking for sales, try your local thrift store. You'll find furniture that's almost as cheap as it would be at a garage sale, and you may even find a few extra decor items. Your average thrift store also sells clothing, accessories, and home goods like small electrics for your kitchen. 
 
Facebook Marketplace and Other Digital Classifieds
Many people are turning to the Internet to unload their unwanted stuff these days, and Facebook Marketplace is growing by the day. It shows up right there in your feed, and it's super easy to list and buy items just using your phone. In addition to Facebook Marketplace, try other digital classified ads, like Craigslist. Just make sure you're smart about meeting people if you make a purchase. 
 
Big Box Stores 
If you prefer buying new furniture to secondhand items, look to your big box stores like Walmart and Target. You'd be surprised how cheap some of their items are. Try shopping in person and online for the best deals. 
 
Amazon
Amazon is another great place to find deals, especially if you're looking for accent pieces. The site truly does sell everything, and you can have most of it shipped to you within a day or two if you have a Prime subscription.  
 
IKEA
When it comes to buying new furniture, IKEA tops most people's lists. Not only does it offer a wide selection and a unique shopping experience, but it has some amazing pieces at unheard of prices. Just remember — you'll have to put it together yourself, but it's usually worth all the dollars you've saved. 
 
Closeout Retailers 
Finally, check closeout retailers like Big Lots. These stores take overstock and outdated products from other retailers and sell them at discounted prices. Many of them have brand new yet affordable furniture. 
 
If you're moving, you may need extra cash for furniture and other expenses. Consider an installment loan from CreditBox. With our quick and easy application, you can receive your money in as little as 24 hours! Apply here to get started now. 
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