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Buying furniture is an expensive undertaking. Families struggling on low incomes often are unable to buy or replace their furniture without some type of assistance. This is a guide about organizations that assist low income families get free furniture.
Financial circumstances may require that you attempt to locate free furniture rather than buy new or used items. This is a guide about finding a free bed.
I sign up for the freecycle yahoo posting in our area. I received some really nice furniture this way. Also in Florida, what people don't want they put on the curb, and you are free to take it. We look at the piece to see if it is good or worth redoing.
By Lori M. from Palm Bay, FL
Lori, I have my daughter her husband and 3 kids that just moved from Ardmore, Oklahoma to veto beach Florida and they can really use your expertise in accumulating good used furniture they only took their clothes and some dishes but they need beds couches washer and dyer I would GREATLY APPRECIATE IT and You if you would direct them where she can go to pick up any piece of furniture they will use and they have a truck so picking up furniture will not be a problem Thank You for just reading this. Sonia worried mom
Find out when large item garbage pick-up is happening around you. In the days before that date, inspect furniture sitting at roadside. Explore the alleys and dumpsters behind places of business. Sometimes businesses discard slightly worn furniture that is still useable.
By Vivian P.
Just be careful what you pick up. You could end up bringing home bed bugs. They can live even in wood furniture.
When I need something I ask my friends to "ask around" for me. Most of the time someone has the item and they simply want to get it "out of the way".
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My daughter, son, and I left their abusive dad. We are starting over with nothing. I found a charity that got us an apartment, but we have no furniture.
You can check Craigslist, people post free stuff daily.
Under For Sale> Free > You may find something useful for you + your children.
Facebook Shop Section may have free offers too in your area. Good luck!
Where can I find free or low cost furniture? My child and I just moved and we don't have any furniture.
It all depends on where you live. Craigslist is a good start. Also Yard sales, and auctions are good places to find bargain furniture. If it's outdated looking, you can always give it a new look with a coat of paint. I have also found pretty nice used furniture at Goodwill and Salvation Army thrift stores. A little patient searching around can yield a nice piece of furniture at an amazingly low price. Good luck!
I really need a good sturdy couch for free that can be delivered. I'm disabled an have no vehicle.
Put a want ad in Freecycle or Craigslist. You might get lucky and someone will deliver. If not, local churches can help.
Where can I find a free dresser?
Craigslist is an excellent source for finding inexpensive furniture. However, they also have a "Free" section. Look in the "For Sale" area on the main page of your local Craigslist page and you will see a link to the free stuff. There are a surprising amount of valuable items you can get at no charge simply for hauling them away from the owner. If you don't find a dresser there today, check tomorrow, there are always new items being added. Good luck!
My grandson needs a dresser. They are a low income family of 4. It needs to be free or low price. Any suggestions?
The Free Stuff section on Craigslist or Nextdoor.com
I am in desperate need for a king or queen size bed for me and my husband. Just not making ends meet. Don't want to sleep on the floor any longer. Please help me.
Craigslist.org and NextDoor.com - check the free sections
I need help finding free furniture. I need everything. I am a single mom with a teenage son. We have nothing. I also need help finding low income homes in a decent neighborhood.
There are state organizations that you can ask for support. You will have to call your state and see which organizations you can qualify for especially if you have a child under 18 - they will help you.
On Craigslist if you look under for Sale > Free , you will find a lot of hopefully useful furniture for you and your son.
I desperately need furniture for myself and two children. We lost everything before moving and I just got a job and my own place, but do not have any furniture at all. We need as much help as we can get.
Craigslist has a section called "free stuff" -- you'll usually have to pick it up yourself but it is well worth it!
My familly is in dire need of furniture including cupboards, beds, and even kitchen cupboards. I have now recently taken in two family members and we have moved into a backyard flat and have absolutely nothing not even a fridge. I am a low income worker and I am at this stage taking care of and providing for a family of five. We are sleeping on the floor and our clothes, food, and utensils are at this stage all over the place, standing and stored on the floor.
Put an ad in Freecycle.
Where can I get free funiture near me?
The free sections of your Craislist.org and Nextdoor.com
I need help to get three (3) twin size mattresses, box springs, and frames for my three boys. Their dad passed away and we have nothing anymore. We need three small dressers and one double size bed for myself. I have spine problems and I have to have spine surgery soon. I have had one life threatening spine surgery already at University of Maryland. We live in Aberdeen Maryland. I can't find help anywhere. Any suggestions?
I am sorry to hear.
You could check Craigslist > Under For Sale > Free. If you do not find anything you could post Wanted.
My children and I have lost everything and are now restarting. How do I go about finding out if I can get help getting furniture or if someone is giving anything away?
Thank you in advance.
All of the places mentioned are excellent sources for local help. You do not state why you are having to start over and most of the time organizations have certain criteria for helping families but they are usually very helpful when children are involved.
I would suggest talking with someone at Salvation Army, Goodwill, local churches, and many of your non-profit Thrift stores. many of these help with furniture and clothing vouchers.
How do I get help finding free furniture?
Asking for help finding free furniture is a frequent question on Thriftyfun and most of the answers are basic and usually offer the same advice/suggestions.
Usually the person asking the question does not give enough information for responders to be able to offer any real suggestions that might help that individual so we just give general information.
1. What is your location? Thriftyfun receives questions from basically all over the world so many times an answer about services may not be available in your area.
2. Do you have transportation available to pick up free items?
3. What type of furniture is needed? (Some places will only give help with certain items)
4. Is furniture needed for just adults or are there children involved?
5. Why do you need/want free furniture? No long or personal explanation is necessary as it just may be that you need to save money. But remember; some places mentioned may ask about the real need.
I know that none of the above may be relevant to your question but there may be other readers who are facing the same problem and this might help them post a question that will receive more/better responses.
Also VERY important do not answer a question with another question for help start your own question so listed information will be directed to your question.
Now where to find help:
1. Salvation Army: you can get a voucher once a year for a piece of furniture or sometimes more.
2. Local Churches help is sometimes available according to the actual need
3. Hope to dream by Ashley Furniture.
I am in need of a full size couch and love seat. I also need a queen size bed. I just moved into a new home with my 13 year old and we are sitting on a broken futon and my bed is broken also. Any suggestions?
If you go on craigslist there is a free section where there is a lot of people giving away all kinds of free stuff
I'm getting ready to move in my new place I don't have a living room set or kitchen set or anything to make my apartment a home. I'm a single mother already struggling to make sure I have enough to move. If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate it. Thank you.
Hello my name is Selkeena Dashiell and I'm a single mom with low income I just moved into my apartment and I cannot afford to buy bunk beds for my two kids or buy furniture for my living room for me to sleep on so I'm trying to get help to help me financially please I have no one to help me to finish my place to make it comfortable for my two kids so if you can help me I would deeply appreciate it sincerely Selkeena Dashiell
I just moved to South Carolina and I don't have anything. I'm a single mom of 2 kids and I really need furniture like beds for my kids.
Try your local salvation army, goodwill or other second hand store. Or check craigslist on the free listings. They always have a ton of stuff there.
With limited funds, 100.00 per month, that I have left after bills are paid, how can I get a bed and furniture for a one bedroom apartment in Georgia?
I am on SSDI and have tried the social services, but to no avail.
Check to see if there is a local FreeCycle group in your area. You can do this by searching "freecycle in _____". If there's nothing listed that you need and/or are interested in, you can do a ISO/Wanted (In Search Of). Around here, folks are always giving away things they no longer need/want and just want gone.
Craigslist is also a place to try, it's mostly For Sale or Looking to Buy but there are some freebies on there too. And if it's a For Sale, you might be able to bargain/haggle with the seller. You can also check for a "Yard Sellers" on-line group. Another option would be check local thrift stores, especially privately owned ones, they'll often work with you (my dtr's best friend owns one and she's been known to work out something with folks).
I am single mother and have run into an overwhelming situation. I recently allowed my daughter to come stay with me after being evicted from her place. Prior to staying with me, she was staying with various friends. It appears that she has brought some "luggage" with her AKA, bed bugs. I am currently in the process of scrubbing my house down, getting rid of the things that are not needed and have not been used, etc. My final obstacle is getting rid of all my furniture. Here is my question: Does anyone know of any agency/organization that can help me obtain reduced and/or free replacement furniture? Everything has to go and after I pay an exterminator, I am going to have little or nothing to spare. Any and all suggestions and referrals are appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration regarding this huge problem that I have.
You can put an ad in Freecycle or Craigslist. I have seen people specify that the furniture must be bug-free.
I am a married settled lady needing help with beds for 7 boys. My husband has been out of work for 2 years. We are really in of some furniture. We do not know where to look or get help. Any suggestions?
Try looking up a Freecycle group in your area. Go on yahoo groups & enter freecycle. I have found a lot of nice items on there. Also you can pass along things you don't want anymore. Also craigslist under free items. Some newspapers also have free items. Some things might need cleaned up but usually are decent. Check in your area for a social service who helps people in need. Good luck.
I'm in need of a full size bed. Any suggestions for where to look?
Free basic furniture is usually difficult to find as most people need furniture to use or store gear. Most thrift stores sell beds, dressers and chests of drawers as soon as they receive them and prices can vary depending upon the location. You can try Craig's List, EBay and other online resources as well as garage sales and church rummage sales for used furniture.
How do I find free furniture for my apt.?
I see that people recommended FreeCycle and Craig's list. I don't do Craig's List because it's too fast paced, things are here one second and gone the next- for me its like being on Ebay or at another online auction.
Freecycle.ORG is the best way to go, in my opinion. You have to create an account (which is FREE to do), but once you do that you can ask or give away stuff.
The basic rule to remember on Freecycle.org though is that for every ONE (1) post of an item you want (say, "office chair", for example), you have to post FIVE (5) items you are giving away. The thing is the items you are giving away don't have to be a million-dollar item, just something that you think someone might be able to use or take apart and use the pieces for something else.
I moved into an apartment. It's low income and I get paid by the state and don't have any money to get furniture. Can anyone tell me who to contact to get help in Polk county Florida?