Finding a new piece of furniture to accent your home or office can take time. To make things a bit easier, shop at local consignment, antique or thrift stores. Unique and gently used furniture of all types can be found in these stores and even through their websites online. For families in need of used furniture, local thrift shops are available to lend a helping hand.
Finders Keepers
1226 Queen Street
Southington, CT 06489
(860) 793-0676
www.finderskeepersct.com

For the past 15 years, this family-run business has been buying and selling used furniture. Finders Keepers is a used furniture consignment shop in a clean environment. Expect to find hidden treasures here with unique, classic and contemporary pieces. The shop even carries dining room furniture as well as dressers and bedroom sets. Search the stock of its gently used items to become a permanent fixture in your home or office.

Leonce Antiques & Consignments
1435 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 254-8448
www.leonceantiques.com

If you’re looking for used antique furniture, you’ve found the right place. At Leonce Antiques & Consignments, shoppers will find an array of antique bookcases, side tables, desks, foyer chairs, dining room sets, chests and nightstands. Unique items found online and in store can be the perfect accent to your home. Being your own interior decorator is made easy here. Leonce is also known for its antique flatware, lighting, hollowware, porcelain, crystal and glassware.

Middlebury Consignment
1365 Whittemore Rd.
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 528-0130
www.middleburyconsignment.com

Pay less and get more at Middlebury Consignment. This consignment shop has top-notch used furniture including woodware, upholstered sofas, bar stools and bookcases. Pay 60 percent of the furniture’s actual value. No one that sees or uses your purchased furniture will know the deal you scored at Middlebury Consignment. The large showroom will amaze you with its size and product variety. Middlebury Consignment was voted as a 2012 Best of Connecticut winner by Connecticut Magazine.

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Helping Hands
334 Boston Post Rd.
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 298-0499
www.helpinghandsctfb.com

Its message is in its name. Helping Hands provides used furniture for its local community. It is a community thrift store and furniture bank that works in collaboration with non-profit organizations to aid those experiencing a disaster, survivors of domestic violence, low income families, those in transition and senior citizens in need. The furniture includes kitchen tables and chairs, sofas, loveseats, nightstands, bed frames and dressers. Those interested in donating may also contact Helping Hands in either Orange or North Haven. It is open daily.

Laurel House Treasure Hunters Thrift Store
501 Summit St.
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 327-7334
www.laurelhouse.net

One of the services available at Laurel House is its Treasure Hunters Thrift Store. This local thrift shop is open to the public and relies on donations in Fairfield County in order to provide for families in need. Used furniture as well as clothing and other household items are available inside the shop. Delivery of the furniture can also be arranged.

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Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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