Hunting Down the Best Finds for My Home…
If you’ve been following my Instagram for a while, you’ll know I love thrift finds. Finding the best pieces on Facebook Marketplace has become a fine art for me, I’ve got my process down to a T. I really enjoy bringing in more unique finds into my home, giving my space some tone and character.
I often get asked how I go about finding the best pieces on Facebook Marketplace, and I’m happy to say that I’m finally sharing my top tips. Just don’t be going and stealing any amazing finds from me!
Use Descriptive Keywords.
Much like a Google search, scoring furniture or any unique finds on FB Marketplace requires strategic use of keywords (good old SEO). Instead of one-word searches like ‘dresser’, try ‘vintage wood dresser’.
When you get really specific with what you’re searching for, it helps the algorithm to know your likes and you’re going to be shown more pieces that you’re going to swoon over. Soon your explorer page is going to be a treasure trove of must-have finds.
Maximise Your Search Radius.
Another top tip is to maximise your search radius. Particularly for furniture, you’ll find some incredible pieces that will be worth the drive. My usual radius is 60km and every now and then when I’m looking for something particular, will push it out a bit further.
On the same line as this, move your original location around. Sometimes I’ll plonk myself in York, Harrogate and Sheffield, as you’ll find new pieces suggested to you as you’re now ‘closer’ to them.
Check Out What Else the Seller Has.
Did you know that if you click on the seller’s profile you can see if there’s anything else they might have up for grabs? This is helpful for saving yourself a few drives, particularly if it’s an estate sale. You might also be able to haggle if you’re clearing out a few unwanted pieces from their home.
Don’t be Afraid to Haggle.
Far too often people will just go for the price that they have seen the piece listed for. It’s a risky move, but more often than not, if they are desperate to get the piece of furniture out of their home, they will accept it. I’ve managed to get some amazing bargains through haggling so give it a go and see what happens.
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