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Friends and Family
Are your friends and family having a clear-out? Ask to have a look at any furniture that they are planning to throw out. This can be particularly effective with elderly relatives who may have been saving old pieces of furniture since they got married in 1954. Furniture like this that has been used and loved in a home is often in better condition than the budget finds you might find in shops or online, so pounce on any old furniture that someone offers you. Ask your Grandma if you can have a dig around in her attic, or offer to help friends move in exchange for that side table you’ve been eyeing up.
Please note – You need to be aware of things like damp and excessive wear and tear on furniture (thanks to Home Damp Rescue for this addition). Essentially, do your checks and if a deal seems too good to be true, it may be (yes, even with vintage stores).