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Messick offers affordable furniture at Furnish Again

(Nov. 14, 2014) Landlords, rental agents, Realtors and anyone else with a need for low-cost closeout, replacement or consignment furniture take note: there’s a new store in Selbyville.

Operated by Bethany Resort Furnishings and Donaway Furniture’s Kim Messick and managed by her niece, Kayla, the new Furnish Again specializes in offbeat low-cost items of high quality and sturdy craftsmanship.

“I try to find things of value, and guess how many I should buy. I’ve got a lot of recliners coming, because people like to buy recliners for the holidays, and they’ll be starting at $249 new,” she said on a tour of the month-old showroom.

Messick said she was in the market for a bit more warehouse space to store carpet, when she saw what would eventually become Furnish Again just off northbound 113 when entering Selbyville from the south. The building had the warehouse she wanted and a showroom she wasn’t necessarily interested in, but the idea grew on her.

A bit of reconditioning later and Furnish opened its doors for the first time about one month ago. It’s a clean and bright open space, but beyond that the interior becomes hard to describe for a simple reason.

“We have a lot of turnover,” Kayla Messick said.

Items are priced to sell and they sell quickly.

“I had a lamp back here I marked to $5. I love having little surprises hidden away in the shop,” Kim said.

Messick said she once had 75 pillows at a MSRP of $49, but she wanted them gone, so she reduced the price to $5 and watched them go.

“I go on eight buying trips a year. With owning the other stores all the manufacturer’s reps let me know when something’s being dropped so they can sell it to me for 50 percent off. So we pass that value on to our clients. We try to price it so it doesn’t sit here,” she said.

Items from the other stores make their way into Furnish Again’s inventory if they’ve been discontinued or it’s the last one of its kind to make way for different items in those stores.

Messick said Furnish Again is perfect for people with small children or large dogs who might need a new sofa on a moment’s notice.

“There was a lady in here who was just starting out with a two-year old — we furnished her whole living room for $89. She got a sofa, a cocktail [table “” not found /]
and two end tables and the bill was $89. We made her day,” Kayla said.

Also, those with rental properties who aren’t looking to furnish them to bleeding-edge design standards can find a nice deal or two.

“A lot of people with vacant houses are buying our furniture to stage them, so people can see what they look like with furniture,” Messick said.

For staging purposes, for rentals and replacements, to fill or furnish a room, sometimes you need a good solid piece of low-cost furniture. Now there’s another place to add onto your lists: Furnish Again in Selbyville.

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