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By Beverly from MO
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.
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.
I'd try garage sales. Usually they're just wanting to get rid of everything so you can get some great buys. I have a desk I bought for $5. Spray painted it & now it looks completely different. Also, check out your local thrift stores. Good luck to you!
I'm moving for the first time, and need help with getting bedroom furniture for my son and I. Where can I find cheap or free furniture? Thank you.
Try the website: freecycle.org. There are freecyclers all over the world who give stuff away FOR FREE, hence the name! You just post what you want and then wait for replies. You have to pick the items up yourself, and your first post has to be a giveaway, but it can be a magazine, a pair of socks, or anything useful to someone else. Great site for free furniture, clothing, groceries, and lots of other stuff.
Do you know where in the Berks county area I can find an organization that helps people out with free 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.
Where can I find free furniture?
By Kiren from Brisbane
Try freecycle.org. I use it all the time. They have groups all over Australia.
If anyone has any information as to where I would be able to obtain furniture vouchers, please pass along the information. My family's home was destroyed in a fire and we lost everything. We were blessed to find a new place and would appreciate your help in finding furniture vouchers. Or if you can tell me how to find couches, beds, kitchen supplies, or anything that would help, I would be very grateful. Thank you.
By jewels2 from PA
The Red Cross is a source for vouchers.
Where can I find a source for free furniture, carpet, ie. beds, a washing machine, fridge, freezer, wardrobe, sofa or chair, etc. Thank you.
You might try Freecycle - http://www.freecycle.org/. I don't know too much about it, but i know people list stuff that they want to give away for free. Also, check curbs after yard sales (1 or 2 in the afternoon.) A lot of people put stuff on the curb with FREE signs on them rather than bothering to cart them back into the house. Call local churches - they would know of any charities that give away free furniture to people in need. Good luck!
Where can I find free furniture? We are struggling and have no money for new things. My old couch is years old. We are down to the metal; sitting on it is hard and hurts. May God bless as you touch our lives. Thank you so much. I will be praying for someone to help. Thanks.
I was helping a friend move, and one of the men that was also helping worked for a local furniture store. He metioned that there are people out there that change furniture quite often. A lot of this goes in the dumpster and there is nothing wrong with it. Maybe you can check with them or someone that works there, they can keep an eye out for what you need.
Is there anyone giving away any used free furniture in Wilmington, NC?
Talk to your pastor, there might be some people in the congregation that would have some. Also you could go to the Salvation Army (not the church, but the office) tell them what you need and they will give you voucher to take to their thrift store for free furniture. They might not have what you need but it would be worth a try.
Also the only things that they give out free, are actual necessities, not TVs, etc. In a lot of cases you will also have to be able to transport it yourself. There are probably other places, and in some of them you might need a reference from a social worker. You could also call the Department of Social Services and ask if there are any places to get free used furniture.
Also be aware that what you get free isn't always in great condition or even looks nice. If you can get stuff from your churches congregation, that would most likely be in better condition. Also some of the charities that give out free furniture only let you pick from certain items. They price the items in the thrift stores according to condition and they won't let you pick from the better pieces.
How can I find free living room furniture? I have been on Craig's List, but it is too expensive.
Word of mouth is the best place! Tell everyone you know you're looking for free, or cheap, furniture. Also... Freecycle is an awesome place to find (and get rid of!) (Free stuff) Just google Freecycle and the link should come up. Once you click on the link, it will allow you to select the state/county where you live... then, it will direct you to the group/groups nearest you.
Finally... keep your eye out for items in trash cans (on the side of the road), on other people's porches (where you're pretty certain they're just using the porch as storage), in alleyways (where some people keep their unwanted items), and... if you're not too squeamish and are good at hide-and-seek, lol, try dumpster diving. Anywhere where people live or frequent, you can find unwanted items (i.e. colleges, apt. complexes, behind stores, shops, restaurants, fix-it shops, schools, hospitals, etc.).
You'll be surprised all you can find using this method! Just, be safe... ideally, have someone with you (as a "look-out"). Use garbage bags to store your finds, and... if ever you're approached by a store manager/owner (or police officer, which is rare, unless someone calls them). Be polite and kind and comply with what they ask (i.e. if they say it's illegal, say you didn't know that.
If they instruct you not to come back to that location, I wouldn't risk it. That doesn't mean you can't do so elsewhere, and if they really press the issue, tell them you would like a copy of the law/ordinance which states you cannot dumpster dive. Often one does not exist.).
I'm looking for a nice clean used mattress and box springs. I just moved into an apartment and the person that was giving me a queen mattress and springs decided to keep it so I am looking. I also need a loveseat. My apartment is not that big, plus it's just me. If you can help me, with ideas of where to find these items, I would deeply appreciated it and God bless you. I'm in Latonia, Kentucky, 3 miles from Cincinnati, Ohio. Thank you.
Try looking on Freecycle.org, a site which gives away things in an effort to keep them out of landfills. Satisfy the joining requirement, and then you can ask for and get almost anything including furniture.
I need free home and kitchen furniture. Please let me know the best places to look.
By Y. Murugan
It's easier said than done. Try the Salvation Army.
I need to find a couch, chair, kitchen table with 4 chairs, TV stand, TV, microwave, coffee table, end tables, computer desk, dishes, actually just about everything. Any suggestions?
Consider two sources: freecycle for your area - go to freecycle.com and register--you will receive emails of free items that people in your area are giving away, and the free section of craigslist.org. You will want to check this regularly, as people jump on the free items pretty quickly.
There is a lot of stuff to wade through, but I've seen some nice quality items given away, as well. Good luck!
I am in need of a refrigerator, washer, and dryer. I lost just about everything and need some help. Any ideas where I can find replacements.
By Cynthia J from Wyandotte, MI
Home depot takes trade in appliances then sells them cheap!
I just moved in a new house and I do not have any living room furniture. Where can I find free furniture?
Where can I get listings for free, donated office furniture, in Anaheim, CA?
This is a common problem, take this to a body shop or to a glass shop or fix it yourself this way.
1. Take a piece of masking tape and place it on the outside of the windshield where you see the glue that was originally holding up the review mirror.
2. In the base of the mirror there is a tab that you remove from the mirror. itself
3. Take a single edge razor blade and remove the glue that is left on the window and on the tab.
4. Take some 220 grit sand paper and sand the area where the mirror used to stick. (This is why you mark the windshield first with a piece of tape so that you will know where it goes back).
5. Sand the flat side of the tab that would stick to the windsheild.
6. Then go to Auto Zone or Advance Auto and get "Locktight" rear view mirror adhesive. (Locktight is one word.)
7. Read the directions to the Locktight rear view mirror adhesive.
8. Follow the directions and place the little tab that holds the mirror in place on the windshield. Give it at least 24 hours to cure and set itself then you can slide the mirror back up on the tab.
Better yet take it to a windshield repair shop and they'll fix it at little expense to you.
Keep us posted on what you end up doing. Martin Williams is a Auto Body Repair Shop owner and class room instructor at the area community college on Auto Body Repair.
Are there anywhere that I can get my girl at least a full side bed?
By Kacheela from Ridgeland, MS
If it's the bed frame you need go to a Salvation Army store or thrift shop. I would not recommend buying a used mattress because that's a good way to bring home bed bugs. Instead go to the phone book or you're search engine and look for company's that make mattresses. Generally, they always have irregulars - mattresses not good enough for the retail stores that they sell at good discounted prices.
I need to find a free used small gas stove and refrigerator. I was ill and hospitalized for a week in October, 2012. My doctor put me on medical leave for three weeks after being discharged.
We live in a low income 2BR apartment. My girls don't have beds and we all sleep in my king bed now. Rikki 9 and Adeana 6 are getting too big and we barely fit. It's also me and Zara 3. We need a couch and love seat. I support all of us with my disability check. I can't work; that goes to bills, electricity, clothes, and shoes. I don't know where to go for help.
Please go to ..http://www.freecycle.org/ put in your city and state and see if there is a group near you. You can post a wanted for the things that you need. And to redhatterb..everyone has the right to want furniture. If you want to live in a bare room that is your choice but do not judge people. Good luck to you and your children.