Inexpensive Furniture? Moving on Friday.

So I’m moving to Tallahassee on friday and I am having a hard time trying to find some nice inexpensive furniture for my new apartment. My main concern is getting a bed and a couch.

I do have money saved up, but I’m trying to go about this in a smart manner, so I don’t have $500 to be spending on a couch and another $500 to be spending on a bed.

Do you guys have any suggestions that might help me out…I’m coming up dry

garage sales

craigs list

qft
IKEA for retail.
Overstock.com has some good stuff for cheap also.

Garage Sales or Secondhand furniture stores are good too, just watch the mattresses… ya never know what they’ve done on ’em.

freecycyle kicks ass. Gotten rid of alot of stuff on there
Look around for discount furniture stores. There’s one around here called Payless Furniture that had queen beds for $130. I got a foam mattress topper to put on it and it’s really comfortable. If you really want to be cheap for a couch you can check by apartment dumpsters. Some people throw out some pretty good stuff because they just don’t want to mess with selling it.

Much like how a mullet is business in the front and party in the back?
i’d be very suspect of buying any upholstered furniture used – smells, bugs, phantom stains that show up later

beg from family, buy cheap from ikea or whatever and upgrade as you can afford it

don’t be the guy with a $3000 tv and a moth eaten couch

So I’m moving to Tallahassee on friday and I am having a hard time trying to find some nice inexpensive furniture for my new apartment. My main concern is getting a bed and a couch.

I do have money saved up, but I’m trying to go about this in a smart manner, so I don’t have $500 to be spending on a couch and another $500 to be spending on a bed.

Do you guys have any suggestions that might help me out…I’m coming up dry

cb2.com is pretty cheap and of reasonable quality (just better than ikea). Do you have Plummer’s out in FL?

If you do get a futon, get a good one cause a cheap ones padding disappears