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Help with furniture

Moving into your own home can be a very costly experience and furnishing that home is another cost you will need to consider.  If you’re struggling with household appliances and furniture, you might be eligible for some financial support.

  • Furnished tenancies
  • Funding from local support schemes
  • How to furnish on a budget

Funding – Local Support/Welfare Schemes

You can apply to your Local Support Scheme through your Local Council for money to get essential items for your home.  Find out more on your Local Council website:

Furnished Torus tenancies – new tenants

Torus can offer furnished tenancies for new tenants by providing essential bedroom/living room furniture items and white goods appliances. Our team will discuss this with you at the sign-up process.

How to furnish your home on a budget

Most of our homes come unfurnished, without beds, furniture, carpeting, and white goods like fridges and washing machines. However, there are lots of ways to furnish your home without spending lots of money.  Here are some top tips on the best ways to furnish your home on a budget.

  • Ask around:  It can be surprisingly easy to get furniture for free. People often end up giving away their furniture and household items when they’re having a clear-out because it’s the easiest way to get rid of them. Ask family and friends if they have any items they are no longer using.
  • Check online:  Websites like Freecycle, Freegle, Gumtree can have all kinds of free furniture, from small items like toasters and kettles to tables and even sofas. Have a look and see what you can find.
  • Buy second hand:  Check out local charity shops and car boot sales or go online to eBay and Facebook marketplace to see if you could bag a bargain, Facebook also has plenty of local selling and give away groups, like ‘Before the Tip’, so check out your local area. The Reuse Network is another place you can find high-quality, affordable household items including furniture, electrical appliances, IT equipment and more.
  • Shop around:  If you buy furniture new, remember to shop around for the best deals and keep your eyes out for sales. If you’re shopping online, compare prices between websites, and if shopping online, consider using a cashback website.

Bulky Bob’s Furniture World (Liverpool)

Bulky Bob’s have an amazing and wide range of pre-loved furniture, appliances, bed bases, mattresses and more.  They sell a variety of high quality items at great prices. Before reaching the shop floor, all items are cleaned, safety checked and repaired if required, to ensure the very best quality furniture for their customers.

Bulky Bob's Furniture World is open 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday. You can find them at  129-139 London Rd, Liverpool L3 8JA.  If you can’t make it to the store, you can video call them on 07469 858 598 to see what they have available!

They also manage the FREE distribution of furniture to families in crisis who are referred by over 100 partner charities, find out more on their website.

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Useful links

  • Turn2Us: Find out where you can get assistance with the cost of white goods and other household items
  • End Furniture Poverty: If you are on a low-income and unable to afford furniture and white goods, there are a number of ways in which you can get help.