Furnish and equip yourself ethically, sustainably and inexpensively !

You arrive in Lyon with limited luggage, and you find a room but they are partially empty
 How to equip it when you only stay there for a few months and you don’t want to leave an arm there?

Several options are available to you: second-hand solidarity stores, flea markets, sales and donation sites between individuals, and second-hand stores.

Solidarity stores

Lyon is full of second-hand and united stores! These are the best places to find all the furniture and household appliances you will need (and much more) all at a low price and by doing a good deed. Indeed, this kind of store sells donations from individuals and the money collected is used to finance actions with people with limited means. By buying (or making a donation) there you make an ethical and united purchase and your wallet will say thank you!

For furniture and household appliances there are two large organizations in Lyon: EmmaĂŒs and Notre Dame des homeless. They have warehouses where you can get all kinds of furniture and equipment of all kinds.

  • EmmaĂŒs : 3 addresses in Lyon http://www.emmaus-lyon.org/
  • Bric Ă  Brac from Notre-Dame des sans-abris: 6 addresses in Lyon https://www.fndsa.org/les-bric-a-brac/

You can also find clothes, fabrics, dishes, books 
 in short everything you need!

The flea markets

At the beginning of the year many flea markets (or garage sales) are organized from all over the city during weekends or holidays. These are giant markets organized by individuals to empty their house and make a few pennies.

The opportunity to find a whole bunch of objects (furniture, small household appliances, decor, books etc 
) at low cost and often almost new, or to stroll in the middle of old and sometimes unusual objects, it is not rare to do business and come across little treasures.


You can also keep yourself informed on the next barter party in your neighborhood on Facebook or on the website of the town hall in your district.

Sales and donation sites

These are national and individual and professional sites post announcements to sell or donate objects (it goes from the bed to the gas stove, passing by the lawn mowers or the pieces of collections of the granny, and one can also there find shared apartments or rooms).

We can search by theme and city and then you just have to choose, contact the seller and make a deal! (However, watch out for scams and fake ads, always ask to see the item before paying)

You too can post announcements to separate yourself from your items.

Finally there are also stores that resell high-tech or valuables such as www.easycash.fr with guarantees and after-sales service as in a traditional store.

So here you are, ready to start your life in Lyon serenely and well equipped !


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