There’s quite a few things I need to furnish my house, but it will be a slow process as I’m on a tight budget.
As with clothing, my preference is to buy second hand and get better quality.
I find myself walking a fine line, though. Obviously, I want pieces that are solid and in good shape, that look presentable. Not necessarily pristine – after all they’re going to take a battering in my household! But I don’t want items that have already sustained actual injuries in the line of war, like rips and tears.