It is really eco-friendly of buying secondhand furniture. It keeps the old furniture out of landfills, and also saves the resources required to make the same items. Follow our tips to shop the second hand furniture.
Before you start your used-furniture hunt, carefully note down the exact size of the space that you are trying to fill. One more useful tip would be to measure the size of your main door. It would be very disappointing to find that the wonderful cupboard you found from the garage sales’ treasure-trove doesn’t seem to get in through the door. Also, the items purchased should complement your home’s interior, and not look out of place. Do the homework before you hit the market; if you skip this step and pick up any item randomly, you would be in for more loss than profit.
An individual who wants to buy furniture for less but is not really interested in buying second-hand furniture should wait for discounts offered by retail stores. Most retail furniture stores offer discounts for holidays. Sometimes, retail furniture stores may also have a ”discount floor”, where they put up pieces of furniture that have some small imperfections in them.
Pay attention to the support system of couches: Couches are not created equal in their inner construction. Be wary of mesh support or Styrofoam peanuts for the sofa cushions. They will not last a long time. Instead, opt for eight-way hand tied support construction and cushions that are filled with down feathers or wrapped foam.