23. You Can Save The Most on Furniture
One of the biggest savings that you can find at a thrift stop is furniture. When people move, they often cannot take their furniture with them. This is especially true if you live in an area with a lot of apartments or college students. More often than not, thrift shop furniture is still in great condition. And since it takes up a lot of square footage, the thrift store owners are incentivized to keep it moving. In fact, a lot of my local thrift stores will even put their older furniture out by the curb and put a “free” sign on it, because the square footage in the store is more valuable than the thing itself.
Obviously, you may want to think twice about buying a used couch. However, you’d be shocked to know that sometimes, you can find like-new pieces at the thrift shop. If you go somewhere like Ashley Furniture, you can expect to pay thousands of dollars for brand new furniture. But if you go to a thrift store, they will never charge you more than a few hundred dollars. Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist are also great places to buy used furniture.