Why shop second-hand, anyway?

, Why shop second-hand, anyway?

Thrifting is getting increasingly popular, but not everyone is quite sold on the idea. Maybe you like preloved clothes but are a little suspicious of used furniture. Or maybe you’re not on board with second-hand shopping at all. So, what are actually some good reasons to shop second-hand?

One of the top reasons people get their furniture second-hand is affordability. New furniture can be really expensive, especially if you’re aiming for quality. Of course, you can get cheap, new items online, but there’s no guarantee that you’re getting long-lasting pieces for your home. Instead of ordering furnishings that might fall apart in a couple of months in order to save some cash, you can browse for solid second-hand pieces that have stood the test of time.

, Why shop second-hand, anyway?

Where to get second-hand furniture

A version of this article first appeared in SquareRooms