It’s All About Hunting for the Bargains…
Anyone who knows me well knows my love for a bargain. And recently I’ve been all about getting that FB marketplace finds for our home. As part of our rental reno series, it’s been great to makeover our rooms without spending too much money on them.
Facebook marketplace can be tricky. However, if you know the tricks of the trade, you can grab some amazing pieces. Much like the ones I’ve recently picked up.
Our FB Marketplace Finds.
The first of our FB marketplace finds is this Ikea armchair. I’ve been looking at getting this for ages, but brand new they are expensive. So when I found this chair being sold of £50 in such good condition, I knew I had to have it. When I got there, the slipcover was a little stained, but nothing a quick wash in the machine wouldn’t fixed. Plus, I’m already looking for a new cover, something with a stripe. This is the best thing about going secondhand- I can spend more on the cover that I wouldn’t be able to do if I brought this chair brand new.
My second FB marketplace find was this gorgeous coffee table. I was looking for something bigger with an additional shelf dor storage and this was perfect. It fits our space perfectly and I just love how it completes this section of the living room. I just need one more vintage piece and then it’s just waiting to save for a new sofa, rug and artwork, along with a few other DIY projects.
My Top Tips for Getting the Best FB Marketplace Finds.
After a few years of hunting for bargains, I have some tips that anyone can implement when it comes to getting the best finds. These are:
- Be descriptive with your search. Don’t just search for ‘coffee table’. To find mine I was searching ‘wooden coffee table’ and ‘pine wood coffee table’.
- Widen your search radius. Mine is usually set for 50- 60 km. Sounds far but it’s the difference between saving a couple of hundred pounds and diving a little, I’m going to go for it.
- Don’t be afraid to haggle. Particularly if the item has been listed for a while. I find that if the listing is one plus weeks old, people are happy to knock a couple of quid off to get it out of their house.
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