How to Find Free and Low-Cost Furniture

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If you are looking for furniture, you don’t have to spend a lot of money (sometimes, none at all). There are plenty of resources online and in your community to find sofas, beds, tables, chairs and more for a very low cost or even for free! Here’s how to start your search: 

Are there organizations that help with free or low-cost furniture or beds?

Yes! There are several nationwide organizations that offer free and low-cost furniture. Here are a few: 

  • Furniture Bank Network – the furniture bank network is exactly what it sounds like! It is a place for people to donate unwanted furniture to others who might need it. Click HERE to see if there is one in your area. 
  • Non-Profit Organizations – organizations such as Goodwill, The Salvation Army, and The Arc are a few places to find very low-cost, gently-used furniture. Click any of the links to find locations near you. 

Additionally, there are places to look in your community:

  • Buy Nothing Groups – These are local groups, organized by neighborhoods, that can be found on  Facebook. Members of the group give away items they no longer need to other members in the group  for free. This is a great resource for finding free furniture (and anything, really). Just search Buy Nothing (your city name) on Facebook.
  • Facebook Marketplace – Facebook Marketplace is another great resource to find low cost items in your community. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to safely use this service: Save! Get Things for Under Half the Normal Price: Clothing, Electronics, Furniture, and More

What other options are there to find free furniture? 

A  few other options for finding free and low-cost items include:

  • College campuses in the spring (when many people are moving out)
  • Garage Sales
  • Craigslist (use the same precautions as when using Facebook Marketplace)
  • Reddit (use the same precautions as when using Facebook Marketplace)
  • OfferUp App
  • NextDoor App

Thalia Carrillo is a writer based in Austin, TX. She moved from her hometown of El Paso, TX to pursue a journalism degree at The University of Texas at Austin. She enjoys covering politics and pop culture and has a passion for social justice, digital storytelling, plants, and specialty coffee!