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I regularly browse through the various thrift shops in my area for decor items. I have bought simple wood and electrical supplies from my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore as well as furniture. I watch for sales at my local hardware stores. I have joined several local Facebook groups where people sell a wide variety of items.
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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 05, 2017
    You're 100% right!! All of my furniture is second hand and beautiful, its the way to go. Good idea to check on Facebook. I didn't think of that one! THanks!!

  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Feb 07, 2017
    I agree, Facebook, Gumtree, local ads and local Auction Houses often you can find real gems very reasonably priced and you can inspect your potential purchase before considering a bid.

  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Feb 07, 2017
    Yes me too! Also Gumtree, local ads and Auction Houses are also stocked with wonderful gems where you can inspect potential purchases before considering a bid. Happy Hunting :-)

  • A A on Feb 07, 2017
    I've found some really nice, unique furniture on Craig's List. You can find a huge variety of items there. I found a pair of load binders once, for a really good price, and use them to hang plants (see attached pic).

    Goodwill does not have a centralized clearing house for donations. They stock based on the items donated in the area where the store is located. Go to Goodwill stores that are near higher priced housing areas; you'll get better quality stuff for a good price.

    The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a good place for salvaged items (as previously mentioned) and they have other goods as well. Don't forget about Hospice Thrift Houses as you can also find interesting stuff there. Lots of charitable organizations have opened thrift shops, check you local listing or "Google" it.