As I was working on yet another painting project, my hubby and I were talking about how much used furniture we’ve gotten off of Craigslist. I don’t know what we did before Craigslist came into our lives. LOL! I think we went to a whole lot more garage sales. But what a time saver it is to be able to just look online, in your area, for what you need.
I was actually going to show you everything that we’ve purchased off of Craigslist but I would have been uploading pictures all night. Plus if you’ve been to my blog enough you’ve probably already seen them. But here’s a run down.
5 Hutches (Yes, five! What?)
Matching couch, chair and ottoman
Dining room table and 4 chairs
2 office desks
Beautiful wooden rocking chair
2 Cabinets for laundry room
and the latest addition, 2 bedside tables.
I would estimate that we paid around $1300.00 for all the above furniture over the past few years of accumulating it. You can barely buy a brand new dining set for that these days. So I’d say we did pretty good. It’s totally worth the wait and shopping around. Most of the time the furniture needs a little love but we aren’t afraid to do that so you can get a great deal in those instances. We’ve also sold a lot of things on Craigslist so in the end it kind of evens out.
Then there is the furniture that was given to us free of charge. You gotta love that.
When we first got married, my parents gave us their old living room furniture and dining room table. It was a great start for us because we didn’t have a lot of money. We no longer have those now though.
Boys bedroom furniture (from friends, still have)
Daughter’s black dresser (from a friend, still have)
Little telephone stand (from a friend, still have)
Leather sofa (from friends, still have)
I’m pretty sure that the only thing we ever bought brand new was our bedroom furniture (after many years of using my childhood furniture) and the recliner my hubby bought me when I was pregnant with our 3rd.
And don’t get me started on thrift stores! We’d be here all day. But I’m pretty good about showing you my little treasures as I get them.
So my point is, shop around, take your time and you’ll save a lot of money when you need to buy furniture.
Have a THRIFTY day my friends!