This post is part of a 31 day series – “31 days to decorate your home on a budget.” You can read all the posts in this series here.
I am sure you have all heard of Craigslist. It is like an online yard sale! Search by category or by your city to find items people are trying to sell. Everything from cars, to furniture, to household décor, and even things listed for FREE!
Now you might be thinking, “I am little skeptical of Craigslist.” Don’t worry, I have my reservations about it too (anyone heard of the killer associated with Craig and his list? – yeah, scary!) But there are safe (or safer) ways to go about buying things from Craigslist. Try to meet in a neutral location. Bring your husband or a second person with you. Email/call back and forth several times with the seller beforehand. Bring cash, but only enough for what you are buying.
Probably the worst part of Craigslist for me is having to go pick up the items. You have to drive a long distance hoping that once you get there the item will be described correctly and it will be worth your trip. Then trying to even arrange a good time for both parties to meet – yeah, definitely not my favorite part. I usually only search things that are available in my immediate area.
I bought my kitchen table and chairs off Craigslist and I sold my previous table on Craigslist. And I love it!
You can install CraigsEasy here.
So how about you?
Do you like to shop Craigslist or scared to death to try? If you have used Craigslist, what has been your favorite buy? Any other tips for making it a safe experience?