|Written by Viktoria|
If you are a new resident of the city of Austin then there is a chance that you are looking to furnish your apartment. The problem is that unless you are looking to get bad quality furniture it means a very large bill coming your way. You have the option to get furniture used in Austin. So what can you do to save money and at the same time get the apartment furnished with used furniture? Here are a few tips.
#1 Rent A Truck
It will be easy to do your furniture shopping if you rent a truck. When you buy furniture used in Austin, unless you are shopping from a store you will most likely not get delivery service. Because of that you should rent a truck and try to buy as much as you need in one weekend as opposed to several weekends. Sure it can be expensive to shop all at once, but you will be saving money on truck rental over several trips. Think of it as pulling off an expensive Band-Aid.
#2 Shop In One Place
When you look for furniture used in Austin it is a good idea to do all your shopping in one place; that is especially true when you follow the previous tip of renting a truck. Though it sounds difficult because you will be buying used furniture not going to a particular store, there are ways to do this. You can visit for example a flea market, or you can see the ads for the used furniture and look for others in the same radius. That will also save you gas money as well as time.
Some antique stores not only have beautiful furniture, but they will also offer delivery service. Furniture used in Austin can be a bit expensive in antique stores, but because they offer that service you have the luxury to take your time picking the furniture that you like the best. It also means that you may have a return policy if you change your mind about the furniture you picked. Keep in mind that furniture may look great when you buy it and awful once in your apartment.
#4 Ask Before You Buy
Your furniture is something that will be in your apartment for a long time, so ask why it is being sold. Though most furniture used in Austin is in good shape, you do not want to get any surprises later. If there is a classified ad for the furniture ask to see pictures before you take a drive and picture how it would look in your apartment.