Moving into your apartment can be a bit overwhelming, and finding furniture for each room can be a bit pricey. However, you can purchase a few items from a thrift store or consignment store to help save you a lot of money. Read on to learn what it is you should buy used, and which items you should only buy new for your townhouse apartment!
Purchase Used: Most Furniture
With so many ways to access to used furniture, it does not make any sense to buy all of your items at retail prices. Consider shopping around at your local consignment store or online at different websites to find items such as a coffee table, bed frame, vanity, television, kitchen table, and more. You might be surprised to find a good deal on pieces that are hardly ever used! Thrift stores and antiques are also full of excellent artwork, so keep an eye out for some pieces you really love. The only used furniture should avoid is anything upholstered, as it might contain particles you could be allergic to.
Purchase New: Cookware
It is important to purchase new cookware for your kitchen, as you want to find out the piece’s origin to make sure it’s clean. You can find sets of pans and pots at discount stores if you’re on a budget and should be able to find a very affordable price of a lot of the new items.
Purchase Used: Lighting
Lighting is a crucial aspect of your apartment, and you can find some stunning pieces at a garage sale or flea market. Look for antique lamps that catch your eye and will add some color and personality to your entire living space. Even if the lamp doesn’t look anything super special, remember that it’s very simple to transform it with some paint and a new lamp shade for a meager price!
Purchase New: Specific Appliances
While you purchase a few appliances used, like a microwave, toaster, or coffee machine, a couple of appliances have to be purchased brand new. Cleaning tools, like vacuums, should be new, as they’ll lose suction power as time passes and won’t work as well. Blenders can also become quite dull over time, so it’s worth it to spend a bit more on a brand new model for your apartment rental!
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