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January 26, 20172 found this helpful
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You can get free furniture if you live in a college town. The students who live off campus have to clear out their apartments when they leave. If there is a condo complex or apartment complex check their trash rooms at the end of each semester. And you can check Craigslist. Also, get in touch with landlords in your area. They often have furniture that has been left by tenants.

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May 31, 20200 found this helpful

I found free furniture 0ver 40 years ago. My large family used it and the quality was great. @ end tables, 2 dressers and kitchen chairs. I was always tight on money and never felt ashamed about picking up free crubside items. Buy caring for the items one 45 year old dresser friend is being given to a family member.

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My secretary hutch was free and today after 50 years a dealer said it's worth is $500.00. Many thanks to all givers of Free items over the years.

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January 27, 20170 found this helpful
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Join Freecycle and put an ad in. They also have a lot of posts giving away free furniture.

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January 27, 20170 found this helpful
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Go to Freecycle.org and enter your town and state and it will connect you with the closest Freecycle website where you can register and get updates when someone posts free furniture and other durable goods. You can also post if you are in need of a specific item such as making a post "Wanted: Full size bed" and anyone having one that they can give you will respond. There is one thing you must remember.

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When you email the person and tell them you will pick up the item, make sure you follow through. You can be blacklisted if you fail to follow up and either pick up the item or let them know you will not be picking it up and why. And if you list an item, please make sure to follow up with a post that the item has been picked up. It is just common sense and common courtesy.

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January 31, 20171 found this helpful
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Just to add another layer to the already great answers above, never underestimate the power of driving by the posh section of town a couple of days before garbage day. Or as someone already mentioned, driving by the curb of a college town at the end of each semester (december or may, depending).

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I picked up some AMAZING pieces in the Buckhead area of Atlanta - things I was later on able to resell for $100 when we finally moved.

As for the college, when people are stressed out and needing to vacate in a hurry, they get rid of amazing things.

An ancillary response is dumpster diving, though I've never been much into this. It is dangerous and the dumpster people don't generally like you to do it.

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January 26, 20170 found this helpful

Go to Craigslist.org and find your state, and city, or as close to it as you can. There is a section that lists free items.

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January 27, 20170 found this helpful

freecycle, craislist and the facebook swap shops for your town.

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January 27, 20170 found this helpful

If there is a college or university in your area. then the year ends you will find all sorts of frr furnitre out..

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also freecycle, or craigs list or put an ad in the newspaper.... ask friends nad family......

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January 28, 20170 found this helpful

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.

Questions:
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.

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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.

www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com/.../A-Hope-To-Dream

www.salvationarmyusa.org/

buynothingproject.org/.../#Unhappy

www.craigslist.org/.../sites

www.freecycle.org/?gclid=CjwKEAiAn7HEBRDHwNqitoWqsQcSJAADWmI2WFkd8YCAvX8hYNbQhk44qu1krYSLtL...

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