4 Underrated Thrift Stores for Setting Up Your Home Office

Contributed by Chantall Luzong

As an urge to fight against COVID-19, many people have shifted from travelling to an office every day to working from home. While others might think that the switch is solely an IT problem, some find setting home office amid a pandemic a challenge. 

Since pandemic has started, “home office” is currently one of the most used terms in professional life. Well, who wouldn’t agree?  A conducive space, welcoming table, warm lighting, and comfortable office chair can have a lasting impact on a working day. Although not an obligation, it’s mostly recommended and asked of you from the employer. 

That feeling when you get to sit on a soft, reclining, swivel chair with your arms rested is priceless! Who wants to endure back pain due to long-hour sitting? Who wants a messy, flimsy table? No one! Comfort doesn’t have to be expensive. Save and rave with these four underrated thrift stores for setting up your home office!

Also read: Work from Home in the Philippines? It’s Tough, But We’re Coping

Building a : Thrift stores  you have to check out

1. 2nd Hand Office Chairs, Office Furnitures

Image credit: 2nd Hand Office Chairs, Office Furnitures Official Facebook Page

Located in Paco, Manila, 2nd Hand Office Chairs, Office Furniture is one of the most underrated thrift stores for home office necessities. Prices of chairs range from ₱1,000 to ₱2,000 of good quality. They have a wide selection of chairs from mesh, metal chrome base, working lift and recline, visitor’s chair to executive leather seats. Also, you can choose from mid-wide back or high back, with or without armrest. Due to increased demand, most chairs are fast selling. If you’re still searching for an office chair, make a habit of checking their page once in a while. 

You can simply message the page to order if the seat you’ve been eyeing is still available. The instructions for delivery or pick up the order is confirmed. For same-day delivery, the cut-off is 4pm. The owner is very accommodating, so don’t hesitate to inquire.

Address: 1711 8th, Paco, Manila, Metro Manila n(ear St. Pius Parish, Pedro Gil)

Contact: 0920 395 5845

For more information, visit their official Facebook page.

2. RNCC Enterprises

Image credit: RNCC Enterprises Official Facebook Page

 This Cainta-based store buys, sells, repairs, and upholsters home office chairs for an economical price. The prices of the clerical and executive chairs range from ₱1,000 to ₱2,000. And because of their low-cost and excellent quality, the chairs are always fast-selling. It’s best to follow their official Facebook page to keep updated. To place an order, simply message their Facebook page, or give them a call. The seller is very responsive to inquiries.

Not only that, but they also have deliveries, free and cash on delivery for bulk orders, and same-day shipping. 

Address: 47 Romeo Thaddeus St., Marietta-Romeo Village, Brgy. Sta. Lucia, Pasig City

Contact: 0936 508 7538; 0907 083 7563; [email protected]

For more information, visit their official Facebook Page.

3. Rekko Second Hand Furniture Shop

Image credit: Rekko Second Hand Furniture Shop Official Facebook Page

The same with the abovementioned thrift stores, most prices of the chairs in Rekko Second Hand Furniture Shop range from ₱1,200 to ₱2,0000. Aside from home office chairs, this Cainta-based store also sells office and study tables, headphones, keyboards, vintage collections like movie clappers, and more. 

Message their Facebook page, or give them a call if you’d like to place an order. For orders, here are a few reminders:

  • It takes a working day to process the order.
  • The shipping lead time is two to three working days.
  • Deliveries are through Grab, Lalamove, and ABEST, or you can arrange a store pick-up.

Address: 84 E. Rodriguez Avenue, Summergreen Subd. Phase 1, Cainta, Rizal

Contact: 0917 501 247

For more information, visit their official Facebook page.

4. Topchoice Furniture Inc.

Image credit: The Topchoice Furniture Inc. Official Facebook Page

Topchoice Furniture is an online furniture store in the Philippines that sells office fixtures that are of high quality with a reasonable price tag. Though this is not a thrift store, the products are cost-effective and range from ₱1,599 to ₱10, 000. From computer tables, office chairs, drawers, meeting tables, to executive tables, Top Choice Furniture is committed to supplying high-quality products for your home office or workstation set up.

Visit their official website to add your chosen item to your cart. Proceed to checkout and fill out the necessary details to confirm your order. You will receive an email confirming the order and the instructions to pay. Unpaid orders for 48 hours will be cancelled. The shipping fee varies outside Metro Manila and Bulacan areas, location, and order size. It is best to call to confirm.

Contact: +63 927 306 6366; [email protected]

For more information, visit their official website or Facebook page. 

Also read: 8 Work from Home Essentials to Finally Build Your Home Office

These days don’t require us to go outside unless it’s an emergency or absolutely necessary. If you’re economically in need of home office setting essentials, all you have to do is let these shops know with just a few clicks!

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