By J. E. Davidson
Fine furniture costs big money, and in today’s tight economy every dollar counts. When you’re ready for new home decor consider replacing your old, high-quality furniture with secondhand furniture from a high-end furniture consignment shop. Consumers who are furnishing their first home or apartment can save a bundle and still have furniture that is stylish and attractive when they do their shopping at a high-end secondhand furniture store.
Secondhand shopping is losing its stigma and even becoming fashionable! Even before the current economic crisis, the trend was toward buying secondhand as a way to help preserve our environment. Consumers who are “going green” know that each previously-loved object we bring into our homes prevents one more new manufacture and the reduces the unnecessary consumption and pollution of our natural resources.
Buying secondhand reduces the waste added to our already overflowing landfills. By “swapping” your old furniture for a different style of high-quality secondhand furniture, you can get a new look for your home without major expense. Don’t expect to break even; the shop owner has to make his profit, you know! But you may be able to make a great deal with the shop owner on some fabulous furniture.
High end consignment shops will have the best quality secondhand furniture, as they will be more discriminating about what they offer to their customers. Furniture of exceptional quality will last for years, and you won’t find worn, stained, smelly upholstery and broken wooden furniture, as you often do at rummage sales or thrift stores. Often, all that high-quality, gently used secondhand furniture needs is just a little upholstery cleaner or scratch cover polish to make it as good as new again. You can find real bargains at a high-end furniture consignment shop, and save a big bundle of money to spend on other decor and accessories! Or to put in the bank….