Buying furniture can be so fun when you know exactly what it is that you’re looking for. Even if you don’t have an idea of what to get, simply browsing around, and getting ideas on the spot is always fun to do. But buying furniture can be so expensive that you don’t exactly know where to start finding the bargained deals. Then, you hear from someone that they buy their furniture at an affordable price or they simply buy it used. You start to think about how buying used furniture is not a bad idea at all. The only problem is, you don’t know where to start. The following are just some tips on how to buy used furniture:
These are always the tough ones to purchase as they could look old, or you just don’t know where it’s been. One key rule is to see if the pillows are still sturdy enough to hold your weight. Also see if there are visible signs of over usage. We’re talking about stains, tears, and durability. When looking for a couch, you want one that looks and feels clean. After all, this is where you will be spending most of your time when you’re in the living room.
This is the other tough case to purchase. You’re looking for a clean solid mattress that doesn’t have stains, discoloration, or tears on them. You might also want to see if there is an off scent to it before buying as it is the mattress that you’ll be using when in slumber. In most cases, buying a new one is always best as bed bugs tend to know where to hide. You don’t want to find yourself sleeping with other unwanted creatures biting you!
For these, you are looking for discoloration, skid marks, stains and missing pieces. For example, if you’re buying a drawer, is it sturdy enough that it doesn’t wobble when you open or close it? Is the back part of it still in tact that when you close the drawer, it doesn’t come loose? Are the nobs still together? Are their visible skid marks or dings on it? Is the track still sturdy that you’re not having a hard time opening or closing the drawer? These are just a few questions that you need to ask yourself.