Staging a Home in Baltimore Without Breaking the Bank

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Staging a house for sale? There are many local options for new furniture and décor that are not expensive and can make a house look like a home:

  • At Home (closest are outside of Baltimore in Glen Burnie and Crofton)
  • Costco (e.g., towels)
  • Home Goods
  • Home Sense
  • Target
  • Tuesday Mornings


More expensive, but not unreasonable options, include the following:

  • IKEA
  • Overstock Outlet (Baltimore City retail store)
  • Pier 1 Imports


There are also various options to shop for used items at nonprofit organizations that serve the local community. Several options in particular are Second Chance, Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores, and The Carry On Shop. According to Second Chance’s website, “We accumulate a vast array of ‘stuff’ that’s just too good to toss but not really worth processing and selling. You never know what trinket or treasure you might find….” Second Chance is worth the trip – it was named the Best Thrift Store in Baltimore in 2019 by The Baltimore Sun.

Craigslist is always a good option for used items as well, as long as the typical Craigslist safety precautions are taken.

Another option for used items is Freecycle. Like the name implies, these are free items that are being spared from ending up in a landfill. The caveat is that the buyer will likely have to pick up the items from a stranger’s home. Like with Craigslist, it is important to take safety precautions.

Yet another option for access to used items is surplus furniture and equipment no longer needed by government agencies is sold by Baltimore County several times a year. The sales take place at the Glen Arm Facility. While no current sales are scheduled, the information regarding future sales will be available here.

For those who are less cost conscious but prefer previously owned items, there are many local options. For example:


There is no shortage of local options for being able to stage a house for sale. There is so much local variety that no matter the budget or style, different preferences can be easily accommodated.