You can't be a couch potato without a couch. So stop squatting around and listen to these hints to learn how to furnish your apartment with practically no money.
You will need:
a dose of humility
a keen eye
Tip: Time your curb shopping (aka dumpster diving) for maximum results. The end of the month at apartment complexes is good, as that's when people move out, as is early May around universities, when college kids are cleaning out their dorm rooms.