My post about Starting a Side Business Flipping Used Furniture seems to have been of interest. I’m so glad! So I thought I’d follow it up with some examples of what to look for when you’re out at thrift shops or scouring VarageSale and Kijiji. These are the sorts of items that can be easily transformed for little investment and flipped quickly.
Some of these items can be picked up for only $5 or $10 and it’s numbers like that which make sure you have room for profit when you resell. Under each image I’ll link to some examples of how these pieces can be made over.
EXAMPLE: Secretary Desk Redo
EXAMPLE: Vintage Dresser Redo
EXAMPLE: Pink and Gold Dresser
EXAMPLE: Craigslist Chair Makeover
EXAMPLE: Barstool Makeover
TIP – People always need inexpensive furniture for children’s rooms. Kids outgrow their items quickly and people often wish to find things that will suit them short term, for little investment.
EXAMPLE: Goodwill Brass Lamp Makeover
EXAMPLE: DIY Suitcase table
EXAMPLE: Vintage suitcase bar cart.
EXAMPLE: Thrifty End Table Makeover
Starting a successful business is more than an idea and some get up and go. To make it work, you have to think about your costs, think about your customers and market effectively. This information is meant to give you a few ideas for what to look for in thrift stores to resell so you can begin planning and thinking this over. If it’s right for you, I hope you dive in and make some coin! Being able to work at home has enriched my life in ways I never expected. I wish the same for you as well. Good luck!
*Values shown are for illustrative purposes only and will depend on the market in your area.