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Thrift Store Finds for Your Apartment

Once you’ve moved into a new apartment, one of the first things on your mind is probably decorating the space. Unfortunately, after paying move-in fees, hiring a moving company, and buying food, cleaning supplies, and other household necessities, you might not have a lot of money left over. So, how do you furnish your new apartment on a budget? Consider visiting a local thrift store!

What to Look For

Whether you’re starting from scratch and need all new furniture, or you’re simply looking for some decorative pieces to make your new apartment feel more like home, you can find exactly what you require at a thrift store, usually for a great price. These shops generally carry a wide array of household items, including:

  • Furniture — Thrift stores often have high-quality furniture at a low price point. If an item is in good condition and functions properly, but it’s just not your style, you can make it your own with some new paint, fabric, and hardware.
  • Kitchenware — If you need dishes, glasses, or flatware for your new apartment, you may be able to find a full set at a nearby thrift store. Be careful about purchasing used slow cookers and other kitchen appliances, though, since the wiring and other components could pose a safety hazard.
  • Home décor — Thrift stores are often full of affordable wall art, mirrors, picture frames, vases, candleholders, and baskets.

If you visit a thrift store and don’t find anything that suits your tastes, don’t get discouraged — these stores often have high turnover rates, with new donations being dropped off almost every day, so chances are good that they’ll have something that catches your eye the next time you stop by.

Need a New Apartment in Wildwood, FL?

If you’re looking for an apartment in Wildwood, Florida, your search can end with PepperTree Apartments, a beautiful community located close to The Villages. Whether you need an apartment with one, two, or three bedrooms, we have a variety of floorplans to meet your needs. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a community tour.