How to Furnish your Airbnb Space on a Dime

How to Furnish your Airbnb Space on a Dime

With the rising cost of living, many people are looking for a way to supplement their income. They’re looking for a side hustle.

The experts at Shappily, recognizes that this is an issue and came up with a solution to help you out.

Shappily is a corporate rental company that specializes in short term rentals and accommodations for traveling business professionals and families on vacation. We also help the average homeowners turn their unused spaces into rental income.

So if you have an unused space in your home and looking to supplement your income this is the post for you.


Here Are 4 Budget Friendly Tips to Furnish Your Airbnb Space on a Dime


1.   Auctions

That’s right, you heard correctly!  We thoroughly believe that you don’t have to break the bank in order to get what you want. And in this case why not take advantage of what’s available to you. 

Online Auctions

Online Auctions are great places to start. It saves you time and money; plus you can find some sweet deals like high-end furniture & stylish accent pieces for less than $100 bucks. For a complete list of the best online auctions join our email list at

Public Auctions

Public Auctions are another great resource. They’re all over. Storage companies usually don’t make a profit from auctions but are simply just trying to get the unit empty and rented to someone who is going to pay on time. This is another great opportunity for you to score some big-ticket items while being on a budget.

 2. Local Online market places like Facebook, Offer Up & Let Go

Furnishing your space on a budget should not sacrifice style and comfort. You can find great deals and steals at a fraction of the cost.

Pro Tip: Always Negotiate the price for less than what it is listed for on the above platforms.

3.   Thrift Stores & Local Flea Markets

You may not think of thrift stores as your go to places when looking to decorate or styling your space; but, we’ve found places like Habitat for Humanity or Goodwill to carry some unique pieces that you’ll not be able find in stores or are out of your price rage. Keep in mind that you may have to look around in your areas for what works for you.

Pro Tip: Goodwills offers a 50 % off everything in the store except for target items on the last Saturday of each month.

Habitat for Humanity- Military discounts

4.   Amazon, Ikea & The Dollar Tree

Amazon has a plethora of goods and daily deals. And with the convenience of prime shipping that’s a win-win.

Pro Tip: New sellers that are just starting out on amazon usually sell their products about 50% less than market value to get their first few initial buyers and reviews. Look for these sellers, as you will get the best value for your money.

Ikea – carries a variety of products that are functional and fashionable all at a reasonable price.

Pro Tip:  view the items in store first, record the item number(s) then order it online; this way, you’re items will get deliver to your doorsteps without you having to log them around town.

Dollar Tree - Don’t underestimate the value of a dollar. The Dollar Tree carries an array of goods that are actually priced at a dollar. You can find anything from kitchen utensils, vases, cleaning supplies and other miscellaneous items that you may need to pull your space together.

Pro Tip: Prior to visiting the Dollar Tree, ensure that you’ve already secured your larger items and have your color scheme and style in mind along with your shopping list.

We believes that time is money. So what are you waiting on? Click the link below to get started on your side hustle and one of our experts will send you a complete list of what you’ll need in order to furnish your space on a dime.

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-Raneeka Morrison