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OfflineMadtowntripper
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Furnishing an apartment...
    #4566326 - 08/22/05 01:46 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

So I'm back at school for the Fall...Me and some good friends just moved into our new place, which is the whole top floor of this old-ass apartment building. Its fucking HUGE and GORGEOUS....

The problem is, we have NO furniture. We have like, 3 chairs. And we have to furnish a living room, dining room, smoking room, and another room that I dont know WTF it is. Maid's Quarters, the landlord says.

Any suggestions for getting free furniture? Or really cheapo stuff?


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Re: Furnishing an apartment... [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4566335 - 08/22/05 01:49 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Take your time.

Don't go buying a bunch of lame shit all at once.

You need to start scouring:

www.craigslist.org
the newspaper classifieds
Ikea
yard sales

college kids are expected to have very little, get
a couple important things and then just keep
your eyes peeled.

your parent's have any furniture they need to
replace?

sometimes my mom just needs a good excuse
to buy a new couch...AKA, I gave the old one
to my son.


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Re: Furnishing an apartment... [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4566336 - 08/22/05 01:49 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

goodwill is a start... I got some decent wood end tables and a coffee table there when I moved. I'd be a little skeptical of real furniture from there though, never know why it's at Goodwill.


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Re: Furnishing an apartment... [Re: Nashbar]
    #4566343 - 08/22/05 01:54 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Goodwill here is expensive as hell! They want like, 150 bucks for some ratty old couch (!!!!)


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He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.  - Aeschylus


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Re: Furnishing an apartment... [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4566357 - 08/22/05 02:02 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)



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Re: Furnishing an apartment... [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4566468 - 08/22/05 02:54 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

garage sales my friend. Auctions of old peoples stuff that died. places like that great for just bs furniture.


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Re: Furnishing an apartment... [Re: baraka]
    #4568082 - 08/22/05 10:27 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

goodwill, thriftshops, yard sales are all good places.

My girlfriend and I just moved into an apartment and we got a free kitchen table from my dad, a couch from her dad, a coffe table from my grandma, endtables from her mom, and tons of free stuff. We found an awesome desk on the side of the rode that said free. This is a huge metal desk they use in office bulidings, and it has a bulit in filing cabnit.


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Re: Furnishing an apartment... [Re: C20H25N3O]
    #4568090 - 08/22/05 10:30 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Hell yea, I didn't need anything fancy when I first moved on my own. Just searched through the thrift stores and garage sales. Found some awesome deals.


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Re: Furnishing an apartment... [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4568128 - 08/22/05 10:39 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

If you live in a college town, lots of students throw their couches out at the end of august (they graduate and move out of apartments), you can get something until you have money for a couch.


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Re: Furnishing an apartment... [Re: mycogirl]
    #4568325 - 08/22/05 11:18 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah, just drive through a nicer neighborhood the day before trash/collection day and you can find some decent furniture sitting out on the curbs. Score!
But I always like the look and feel of a new place before you have any furniture in it. Sparse and serene, it's like a clean chalkboard waiting for some creative sofa placement. :smile:


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Re: Furnishing an apartment... [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4568565 - 08/23/05 12:00 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Trashpicking is a good source of furniture.


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