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Furnish Your Dorm or Apartment for Under $100 at Columbus Thrift Stores

Thrift stores in Columbus neighborhoods can save the day—and your budget (while helping you maintain your style, too!).

Outside of the excitement, moving into a dorm or apartment can be a hectic moment in time, not to mention an expensive one. For $100, you can purchase several items you need at your local thrift store; spending $100 at a department store would cover just a portion of your needs.

Start with Statement Pieces

Essentials like dressers, couches, entertainment centers and tables can make or break a room. In a thrift store, you can find those items with a price tag that's easy on the budget. At a fraction of the cost of buying new items, you can make your home complete with these unique, practical pieces.

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Detail with Decor

You never know what you'll stumble across at the thrift store. Paintings, photographs and art pieces line the walls and fill the shelves. Add the details with ceramic vases, candles and other knick-knacks you can discover for just a few dollars. And we're all about the lamps. Table lamps, floor lamps and desk lamps, all for around $10 and under (Guess what? You can also test any electronics before you leave).

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Create & Customize

In addition to finding pieces you can use as-is, the thrift store is a great place to find items to repurpose. A frame becomes a jewelry holder, plastic folders organize your take-out menus, and old suitcases transform into medicine cabinets. Repurposing is not only good for your budget, but good for the environment, too.

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The price is right at all our Columbus thrift stores

The marked price is just the start. Every day, Volunteers of America thrift stores in Columbus offer additional discounts on hundreds of items in store (some days up to 75% off!). If you want to furnish your dorm or apartment and be easy on your budget, Columbus thrift stores are the way to go.

Start your search for the perfect items at these Columbus thrift store locations or find the closest thrift store near you:

Indianola Location
3620 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Store Hours:
9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday - Saturday
Noon – 6 p.m. Sunday

West Henderson Location
1824 W. Henderson Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220

Store Hours:
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Saturday
Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday