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4 Websites Where You Can Find Free Furniture

Joshua Lockhart 13-06-2012

Everyone likes to occasionally sit. Sometimes people like to lay down. As a matter of fact, some people even like to set their things… on things. Fortunately, we have furniture to take care of that! However, sometimes furniture can be pretty expensive. Fortunately, there are people on the Internet who are just dying to give their own away.

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Below, we have four sites where you can find what you need to plant yourself (and anyone or anything else). These are great sites for those on a low budget and needing to fill the new apartment. So whether you’re just married, just moved out, or just need a new computer desk, you’re sure to find something.

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Craigslist [Worldwide]

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On the free section of the site, you can find that there are people who are giving everything from desks to chairs to beds away. However, I would pay attention to “curb alerts”. Basically, people set their furniture on their curb for you (or the garbage truck) to pick up. With that said, be wary of picking things up that are at someone’s house or not on the curb. Asking to meet somewhere would be best.

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Preloved [UK]

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The UK’s site Preloved has a nice little section called Freeloved where you can find all sorts of free goods. Notably, you’ll find free furniture!

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SnaffleUp [UK]

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Just punch in the item that you are looking for, and you’ll be sure to find something. Granted, the selection may be slim depending on when you are looking. However, I found six items for the term “chair” posted within the past month.

Gumtree [UK]

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UK website Gumtree has a small section of freebies where you can find various items including free furniture. To be honest, it was a little difficult for me to find the section on the site itself, and I ended up having to use the old Google machine to search “Gumtree free”.

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As for the selection provided, I did find quite a items on the site. Those items included chairs, wardrobes, and even a children’s bed. However, mixed in with the results are a few “want” ads.

Conclusion

The Internet is full of all things free, and fortunately, that includes many practical items! However, as with all cases of Internet interaction, be very careful with who you speak to or meet with.

What other sites have you used to find free furniture? What has your experience with finding free furniture on the Internet been? What do you think of the sites shown here?

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  1. Elvia
    May 9, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    In need of furniture.twin beds,dressers,lamps or other furniture,going through some financial problems due to my sons illness.if anyone is giving away any of these items above please let me know.and god bless,hey u give u shall receive.

  2. kira
    November 21, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks for the informative online catalogue of 'free stuff' sites - I am registered with at least 4 of these and in desperate need of furniture and not really getting anywhere in my searches. Freecycle is meant to be a good place to start and occassionally you do find some free cool stuff - depends how often you search the site however. I have placed 'wanted' items on these sites yet not hearing back from people. I give a lot too - smaller things when I can and so being able to recieve in kind, something of an oddity in my own personal experiences.

    The other thing I discovered is that although there are many wealthy people about and happily donating their free furniture, often do it via registered local charitable organizations and (unless) you qualify for their 'free stuff', almost impossible to get hold of it, even if you are a disabled or on low-incomes . I am am now turning to more desperate measures such as contacting individuals with things for sale and appealing to their good nature - not yet achieving the desired result may I add, yet all of my local charitable organizations are most generally committed to eldrely care as oppossed to low-income or disabled adults.

  3. Trishonda.huggins
    February 8, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I found nothing that I liked.

  4. Maria
    December 14, 2014 at 8:30 am

    How can I get a free bed delivered? I sleep on the floor..

  5. Sbrasseux
    June 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    There are church charities, thrift stores and resale shops for almost free stuff, and you can check the dumpsters at apartment complexes at the end of the month for move-outs!

  6. Maenka
    June 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Should add Freecycle (US). It's a network that connects people in your area. Everything must be given for free. You can offer items and request items. A quarter of my apartment is from there. :P

  7. khendar
    June 13, 2012 at 3:09 am

    I've found(and gotten rid of) a lot of stuff from http://www.freecycle.org/

  8. Yang Yang Li
    June 13, 2012 at 2:39 am

    I am so taking your intro. "Everyone likes to occasionally sit" is a great way to start a speech!