Although some places like Ikea sell their items fairly cheap, the quality can be poor and all of the items you need end up being quite expensive all together. So what do you do to furnish your place on as little money as possible?
Find things on Craigslist, eBay, goodwill/ used/ thrift stores, garage sales, and flee markets. Whether the items are in great condition and can be used right away or need a little TLC, the prices are hard to beat. Just remember to not ignore an item because it's ugly, furniture is incredibly easy to change.
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Image courtesy of Better Homes and Garden(I am going to make one of these for my dorm/ room before the end of the summer.)
Need some ideas of what you can do to transform an item? Check out Apartment Therapy, Better After, Sunset, Tip Junkie, Design Sponge, and Pad Style.