Furniture Stand: Know your furniture before you buy

Used Furniture

Used furniture can be a good choice for many people. If you are a student moving into your first apartment, used furniture can be an inexpensive way to furnish your home. If you own your own house, you may want to find furniture with character that you can refinish to suit your décor.

Good places to find used furniture are friends and family who may be storing items that they no longer use but are in fine condition, garage sales and used furniture stores. You should be able to find furniture that is in good condition at a good price (or even free) from all of these places.

When shopping for used furniture, be sure to thoroughly check for signs of damage. If buying baby or children’s furniture, consult your local safety standards association for recalls.