Top 6 Places to Find Affordable Furniture for your Apartment

Getting ready to move into your new A&G apartment? Now it's time to fill it. Here are 6 of our favorite places to find affordable furniture for your apartment, and tips to help you revamp the unexpected treasures you come across.

1. Ikea

Ikea is full of affordable staples to help you fill every room of your apartment. They also have an expansive home section with kitchen essentials, bedding, curtains and more.

Locations in White Marsh and College Park

2. Value City Furniture

You can usually find a great sale at Value City Furniture. (Like the President's Day sale currently happening!) You'll find furniture for every room, and you can choose from more upscale-looking pieces in the Designer Looks Collection.

Locations in Glen Burnie, White Marsh and Baltimore

3. Craigslist

You never know what you'll find on Craigslist! Browse the Baltimore Furniture listings for unexpected treasures or if you're searching for something specific, chances are someone is selling it. Tip: You can also find new furniture on Craigslist from someone looking to get rid of something they ended up not needing!

4. Facebook Marketplace

Search for furniture right from the Facebook app you probably already have on your phone; does it get any easier? You can send sellers a direct message and see some of their Facebook profile information, giving you peace of mind that you know who you're talking to.

5. Second hand stores like Goodwill, Salvation Army and Habitat ReStore

With new donations coming in daily, you could find something new every time you visit. Make it a rule to bring something to donate every time you shop -- you can feel good that you're helping by making a donation and it'll help you declutter.

6. Homegoods

From furniture to decor and so much more, you never know what you'll find here. The best part is finding beautiful pieces at awesome, reduced prices.

Locations in Towson and Glen Burnie

How to Revitalize your Furniture

  • Hack your ikea purchases and turn them into something more. Get great ideas here from Ikea Hackers.
  • Quickly update the look of drawers and cabinets by updating knobs and drawer handles.

  • Give your furniture a fresh coat of paint. Here are some great tips from Country Living taking you through the entire process, from sanding and priming to applying a finish.
  • Reupholster old chairs. Check out this step-by-step guide from Better Homes & Gardens.
  • Rethink the use of an item, like turning a dresser into a storage bench or a coffee table into an ottoman. See some more great idea from Flea Market Flipper.