In July 2019, Elle Woodworth and her kids were cleaning out the garage when she saw folding chairs her husband had picked up on the roadside a few months earlier. She decided to list them on Facebook Marketplace. Three years later, her secondhand furniture business, Elle Woodworthy, earned enough so her husband could quit his job as a restaurant manager and they could move into a larger home. During the pandemic, flipping old furniture became a social media craze. Furniture listings on Facebook Marketplace in America have risen more than 40% in 2022, compared to the same time last year. Instagram users following #furnitureflip grew 29%, and TikTok has more than 18,000 videos with nearly 225 million views in the US so far in 2022. "This all started with the simple goal of wanting to buy our own home, spend more time together and have more flexibility,"Elle said. "Flipping has made that possible for us."

Read Full Story