Furniture & Household Goods

Moving into your first off-campus apartment can be expensive, especially if you have to furnish your new place. Below are some resources to help you furnish your new unit at less cost.

Furniture Rental Service

If purchasing your own furniture is not an option for you, an alternative is to rent furniture. Below are some resources:

  • Brook Furniture Rental
    Tel: (877) 285-7368
    Web: www.bfr.com
  • Cort Furniture Rental
    Tel: (888) 360-2678
    Web: www.cort.com

Bargain Furniture and Household Goods

San Francisco offers many resources for getting affordable household goods. Below are some recommendations.

Online Resources
  • Craigslist
    Many people offer free furniture or household goods to anyone who is willing to take them. Check the 'Free' or 'Barter' section in the 'For Sale' category.
    Web: www.craigslist.org
  • Freecycle
    Join this free network to give and get free things. The idea behind this network is reusing, repurposing, and finding new owners for old stuff to keep ot out of the landfill.
    Web: www.freecycle.org
  • The Cheap Bastards Guide to SF
    This online resource is a popular guide to living inexpensively in San Francisco. From health care to happy hours, you can find almost anything for cheap and often for free.
    Also available in print: The Cheap Bastard's Guide to San Francisco: Secrets of Living the Good Life--for Free! By: Karen Solomon (ISBN- 10:0762743670)
    Web: www.sfcheapbastards.com
Bargain Stores for New Items
  • Clement Street
    (between 2nd and 9th Ave)
    This stretch of road is the mecca of inexpensive kitchen goods and housewares, as well as affordable Chinese food outside of Chinatown.
  • IKEA
    Although IKEA is located across the Bay Bridge, it is well worth the trip to get modern furniture and goods at bargain prices. Rent a U-Haul or Zipcar, or opt for the store-to-door delivery. Be ready to assemble your furniture yourself (generally, only a screwdriver required!).
    4400 Shellmound St.
    Emeryville, CA 94608
    Tel: (510) 420-4532
    Web: www.ikea.com
Secondhand and Thrift Shops
  • Goodwill Industries
    1700 Fillmore St, (415) 441-2159
    1700 Haight St, (415) 387 1192
    820 Clement St, (415) 668-3635
    Web: www.sfgoodwill.org
  • Salvation Army
    3921 Geary Blvd, (415) 876-6380
    1500 Valencia St, (415) 401-0698
    Web: www.salvationarmyusa.org

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