You can find good, frugal furniture buys in the "scratched
and dented" section of furniture stores, as well as in newspaper ads, at
garage sales, on Craig's List or at thrift stores.
Older pieces that have
been neglected may look bad, but with a little elbow grease, and a new
finish, they have a charm that you just don't find with newer furniture.
One of the most thrifty things you
can do is ask relatives if they have any furniture they no longer need.
As people age, they often start scaling down their household items.
Live with frugal used furniture until you can afford to buy quality pieces
you can afford.
Here are other
frugal tips to to save money
- Check all used sources, such
as Craig's list and newspaper ads.
- Use patio furniture that can
be repurposed when you can afford better furniture.
- When you buy upholstered
furniture, remember that the upholstery fabric is only as
strong as the weakest
fiber in the fabric. Look for tightly woven fabric.