Got any furniture flippers out there? Or maybe you just want to refurbish a table or dresser for your own home. Either way, today’s list of where to find used furniture will show you where the bargains are. I want to hear about your used furniture finds and flips, too, so come over to my thrift store makeover Facebook group to share your photos! I love comments too but it’s not easy to share photos here on our website.
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Where to Find Used Furniture
- Craigslist – So far I’ve only sold on Craigslist but they’ve been good experiences. I do have furniture reseller friends who use it all the time and find amazing stuff! If you’re looking for something specific, just spend a few minutes every day to browse. I would highly recommend meeting in a public place if possible. If not, make sure someone goes with you.
- OfferUp, LetGo, Close5, & other apps – My daughter has used several of these apps to furnish her apartments with great success.
- Facebook – Join a local Facebook sale group or browse Marketplace. Personally, I like Marketplace better than Craigslist. I’m always amazed at how much furniture for sale is on Marketplace.
- yard sales/garage sales – These can be hit and miss and usually require a larger time commitment. But you can find some great buys if you hit a sale at the right time.
- thrift stores – I buy most of my used furniture at thrift stores. I have a few favorite stores and I check them out every couple of weeks. The secret is to go often.
- flea markets and vintage markets – I haven’t bought as much furniture at markets as in the other places listed. I usually buy at thrift stores and sell at markets.
- estate sales – Estate sales are another hit and miss option. Look for estate sales in older, more established, parts of town.
- antique stores and vintage shops – Used furniture in these places usually costs a little more. But it’s also usually in better condition and/or has already been refurbished.
- furniture consignment stores – These are fun stores to peruse. I recently found an old tobacco cabinet at a consignment store.
- family/friends – Let your friends and family know what pieces you’re looking for. They may have something to pass along to you.
- dumpsters and on the side of the street – Every couple of months I find used furniture on the curb while I’m walking. I have friends who dumpster dive, refurbish, and then sell their finds.
Here’s an old dresser / changing table I found on the curb while I was out walking. Don’t let stickers drive you away if the piece is sturdy and solid wood.
This next photo is from one of my favorite vintage stores in Roseville, Tumbleweed. Love that big “used furniture” sign! And they do have used furniture… most of it’s already refurbished.
But here’s where you’ll find the bargains! These old chair were lined up at the Urban Ore thrift store in Berkeley. We shop at a few places where furniture is just piled up… the more dirt you have to clean off the lower the price!
If you enjoyed this list of where to buy used furniture, you might also like these articles:
- Why Shop at Thrift Stores?
- 25 Things You Should ALWAYS Buy at a Thrift Store
- 18 Things You Should ALWAYS Buy at Vintage Markets
- 25 Ideas for Old Dressers
- This man found Civil War medals in an estate sale dresser!
Thanks for reading! Leave me a comment and let me know where you’ve found the best used furniture!
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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