How to Furnish Your Home without Swedish Superstore Stress: The Twin Cities Runoff Guide to Furniture on a Budget
A lot of times, young people say they don’t know where else to shop, or have tried a couple of discount furniture stores that were still way over budget and scared away anyone with an entry-level salary and massive student loans. Some of us avoid furniture stores entirely because they just look expensive. But one of the benefits to living in a mid-sized city is that you can continuously find good deals on used furniture without hypervigilant stakeouts to beat everyone else to the good stuff. For the most part, shopping at smaller stores is much less stressful than driving out to the supercrowded superstore, where it’s not actually that much cheaper, and where you wind up buying a bunch of extra stuff you don’t really need that’s going to break in a couple of years. You don’t have to buy a whole bunch of new things at once to make your place look good.
So, if you’re not eating meatballs in Bloomington, where else in the Twin Cities do you buy relatively inexpensive furniture that looks nice?
Originally published September 22, 2011.
August 29, 2012 / Deborah Carver
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