The joys of Craigslist
If you guys haven't used it before, Craigslist is an amazing resource. I was looking through the free listings today and I realized that I could furnish my house pretty comfortably, just using items from the site. Seriously: living room (tv, armchair, couch) bedroom (full size bed , bedding, pillows) office (computer desk, tall bookshelf, 3 wooden chairs, lexmark printer-plus I can get free Linux training!) yard (topsoil, bricks, little tykes basketball hoop) They may not all match or be pretty, but you can fully furnish your home for only the cost of gas and lifting. Pretty darn cool.