No home is complete until you have a sofa. However, finding a cheap sofa or couch to complete your home can be a bit difficult if you're on a limited budget. If you're looking for something cheap to fit the bill, there are several avenues you can take towards that end.
FREECYCLE is a wonderful program where individuals give away various items they don't want to end up in landfills. Sign up for a program in your local area and keep a look out for a free one. It doesn't get much cheaper than that.
INTERNET CLASSIFIEDS like Craigslist.com are wonderful venues to find that cheap sofa you've been looking for. Go to the furniture heading and browse through the various ads that have been placed. They're updated almost daily and have pictures posted in most of the ads too.
GARAGE SALES are a great way to find a cheap sofa or other furniture that you may be looking for, but keep in mind that the good stuff goes early! So, if you want to find a bargain, set out around 7:30 on Friday or Saturday morning and canvas your neighborhood's yard sales. Estate sales are another way to find a good sofa or love seat. They're usually in good condition and are sometimes held inside rather than outside.
IKEA and BIG LOTS FURNITURE are wonderful stores that sell cheap sofas all year round and they're NEW. While they also have a high-end section, they do include sofas that are fit for just about anyone's budget. IKEA is limited in the number of cities that they're in, but BIG LOTS can be found in just about any city, big and small.
If you're looking for that cheap sofa to settle into and watch Monday Night Football or a sappy Lifetime movie, take a look at one or all of the above to find a sofa that will work for you. If buying used furniture, check the springs, fabric, and smell so that you're not taking home something other than what you paid for. New products should have a warranty so that you can return them if you're not satisfied.
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