14 Housewares and Furniture

There are many affordable places to shop for housewares and home furnishings. To help keep your costs down, try searching for fully furnished accommodations/rentals. If you do need to buy furniture or housewares/home accessories, here are a few stores/suggestions:

  • Furniture:
    • IKEA – If you’re looking to buy new furniture, bedding, kitchen wares or home accessories, IKEA is an affordable and stylish option. Do you need assistance getting your purchases home? IKEA can help arrange door-to-door delivery for a small fee.
    • Thrift stores/second-hand stores – Buying your furniture at a used-furniture store can save you a lot of money.
    • Kijiji – People post their used items they are willing to sell. You usually have to pick up the item yourself when purchasing from Kijiji. Be sure to read these tips to stay safe when buying from Kijiji.
    • Walmart
  • Houseware and Accessories:
    • Dollarama – Dollarama is a university student’s best friend. Everything costs $5 or less! Find items like kitchen dishes and utensils, clothes hangers, shower curtains, small storage containers and wastepaper baskets, party supplies, gift-wrap, seasonal decorations and canned/processed food products.
    • Walmart – Find quality items at affordable prices. Great place for bedding, bath accessories, rugs, cookware, dishes, mirrors, lamps, small appliances, storage and organization aids, etc. You can shop in-store or online. Online orders can be delivered directly to your home.
    • HomeSense – Offers you brand name and designer home décor and unique accessories from around the world, all for 20-60% less than you’d pay at a department or specialty store. Have fun shopping for the latest trends at bargain prices.
    • Hudson’s Bay – A department store found in most major shopping malls.


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