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Where Can I Buy Second-Hand Furniture in Minneapolis?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 27, 2019 2:33:00 PM

where can i buy second hand furniture

When you purchase second-hand furniture at a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement Outlet, you’re doing more than just helping keep quality items and building material out of landfills. You’re also helping support a non-profit organization that uses almost all proceeds from ReStore to help build affordable Habitat homes for local families!

But we wouldn’t be doing everything we could to support our mission of minimizing waste if we didn’t acknowledge that we’re not the only place to find great values on quality second-hand items.

Our inventory changes frequently because we get new donations daily, but if you check out both our Minneapolis and New Brighton locations and still haven't found what you want, here are some other places to find second-hand furniture in the Twin Cities area. 

Physical Locations

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement Outlet: With locations in New Brighton and Minneapolis, if you live in the Twin Cities, you’re likely nearby to one of our locations!

The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center: There are several locations throughout the greater Twin Cities, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Fridley, Bloomington, Burnsville, and Hastings. Their hours vary by location, but they are all closed on Sundays. 

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store: The Minneapolis and St. Paul locations have varying hours, but both are closed on Sundays. 

University of Minnesota ReUse Program Warehouse: Located south of Como Avenue on 29th Avenue SE, the ReUse Program collects surplus office furniture, supplies, equipment, and parts from the Twin Cities campus and resells them to University departments or individuals. Their Facebook page lists new items available, and this new page is dedicated to high value, vintage, new stock, and other interesting materials not available on the sales floor. The warehouse is open to individuals from 8 am to 8 pm Thursdays, and 12 to 4 pm Saturdays.

Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store & Donation Center: Hours vary at the New Hope, Richfield, St. Paul, and Bloomington locations, but all four are open seven days a week.

Online Options

Craigslist: No matter where you live, you can search locally on Craigslist for virtually anything. Can’t find what you need? You can also post "wanted" ads to let others know what you’re looking for and interested sellers can contact you.

Facebook Marketplace: Much like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace allows you to search locally for virtually any item you need.

Twin Cities Free Market: Created by the zero-waste organization Eureka Recycling, this innovative exchange program was designed to keep usable and repairable items out of landfills. 

Nextdoor: Similar to Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace, Nextdoor facilitates sales and exchanges between local buyers and sellers.

Of course, we would encourage you to start your search for second-hand furniture and related items at a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement Outlet. That way, your purchase of quality donated items can help you update and furnish your home while also helping to provide other Twin Cities residents with affordable housing. 

You can find our latest items, special sales, and sneak peeks at new inventory on our Facebook page, and get on our Hot Deals email list by signing up on our website. The Hot Deals change every few weeks at both locations. Finally, you can become one of our VIP shoppers to get special discounts and sales! Simply text RESTOREVIP* to the number 51555 to sign up.

Remember, purchasing second-hand furniture helps you to save money and keeps useful items out of landfill. That’s a win for your pocketbook and the earth!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019