Online Classifieds Resource Guide for Household Items

Choosing to live on your own or in shared living setting is an exciting time of your life.  It means independence, making decisions, and learning how to work within a budget. It also means picking out furniture, appliances and decorations that reflect your personality and lifestyle and will make your house feel like a home. To help, we’ve created an online resource guide for purchasing household items.

Planning

Before purchasing anything, think about what you like including your favorite colors, make a list of everything you need and create a budget accordingly. Decide if some furniture pieces can act as double duty.  For instance a kitchen table that can be a study desk or a couch that can pull out as a bed so you can have friends stay the night.

When you have a clear idea of what you need to furnish your home, you can ask friends and family for help as well as look into the many online classified options there are for purchasing household items.

Safety Tips

Remember, safety first! As with anything, be careful about scams.  If you plan to purchase something, be sure to meet in a public location if possible or bring a companion with you to someone’s home.  Only work in cash and never give your financial information such as credit card number, bank account, social security, Paypal account, etc.  Never wire funds and never offer payment to someone you have not met in person.   Keep in mind your team or your SSA is available to assist you if you feel uncomfortable or have questions along the way.

Online Resources 

Source

Web site address

CORE Furniture BankCorefurniturebank.org 
Akron/Canton classifiedsAkroncanton.backpage.com 
Akron Summit Community ActionAscainc.org 
Akron/Canton CraigslistAkroncanton.craigslist.org
Cuyahoga Falls ClazCuyahogafalls.claz.org 
Ohio Trading PostOhiotradingpost.net
Ohio.com ClassifiedsOhio.kaango.com
Akron.com classifiedsAkron.com 
Cleveland Furniture BankClevelandfurniturebank.org 
Children’s ServicesSummitkids.org
FreecycleFreecycle.org
Sharing is givingSharingisgiving.org
Akron/Cuyahoga Falls/Mogadore and Surrounding Areas Buy Sell Trade-Facebook.com/groups/326060040830074/ 
Stow Ohio Area Buy Sell or TradeFacebook.com/groups/548562448509462/ 
Fantastic Falls SwapFacebook.com/groups/Fantasticfallsswap/
Hudson Area Swaps, Shops, and Gives (HASSG)Facebook.com/groups/222247264523413/
Summit County Bargains, Sales and TradesFacebook.com/groups/218082441601378/
Akron Ohio Buy/Sell/Swap/ or GiveFacebook.com/groups/buyselltradeakron/
Free Stuff in the FallsFacebook.com/groups/1426322700964510/http://patch.com/ohio/cuyahogafalls/classifieds
Cuyahoga Falls Patch Patch.com
Stow PatchPatch.com
Fairlawn PatchPatch.com
Twinsburg PatchPatch.com
  

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