Best Used Furniture (2005)

The Salvation Army Thrift Store

Shopping at the Salvation Army is usually a hit-or-miss proposition. Those not too picky about the condition of their housewares will almost always find what they need, but shoppers hunting for hip, retro clothes often find plenty of retro with very little hip. Yet the Salvation Army store on Garland Road is a sure bet in one respect: For college students, young families and new arrivals on a budget, it's got the best selection of used furniture in town. And we're not talking cat-peed couches and three-legged tables either. The furniture is generally solid, comfortable and clean, and the selection changes every week. The prices are high by thrift store standards but so is the quality. You can't really expect them to just give the good stuff away.


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