I recently shared that I found some amazing Chippendale style chairs for my office, at an incredible price. The source; Craigslist. Over the years I have found a variety of great pieces for around our home, and I am frequently asked to share any helpful tips I have for hunting down the right piece. And because I just brought home another item for Parker’s new room, I knew it was the perfect time to share.
I am absolutely no pro, but I have found my share of home gems on Craigslist. I have also been able to put a little cash back into my pocket by selling on Craigslist as well. Here are a few reasons why I have a crush on the Craigslist strategy:
- Buying used saves money!
- Craigslist offers items from sellers that own one-of-a-kind, vintage and antique pieces.
- If I am working on a room, I like that I can sell items I no longer need and apply those funds to any updates we are making.
- “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure!”
- If you do it right, you can essentially “rent” your furniture for free. I once purchased and item for around $100. I cleaned it up, used it for a few years, and resold it for $100. I was able to add a temporary piece of furniture to our home and in the end, it didn’t cost me a thing. This might be a great option for renters or those who move frequently.
|Entertainment center purchased on Craigslist|
|Hutch purchased on Craigslist|
Be OK with imperfections - A lot of the furniture I have purchased on Craigslist over the years has had some scuffs and dings. This may bother me if I were purchasing something new, but if I am snagging a bargain price then I have to be comfortable with the fact there will be some wear and tear. In fact, that is typically why you can find items so deeply discounted. And when it comes to raising three boys, I know that nothing will stay nice forever, so why not select furniture that already has a little character initiated?
|White storage cabinet purchased on Craigslist|
from IHeart Organizing http://www.iheartorganizing.com/2016/09/you-asked-iheart-answering-tips-for.html