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Consumer Expenditure Surveys

Section 8 - Home Furnishings and Related Household Items

Part A - Purchases

Living, Family, or Recreation Room Furniture

  1. - Sofas, including
    loveseat   sofa bed    sectionals    futon
  1. - Living room chairs, including -
    bean bag chair   rocker
  convertible chair   swivel chair
  1. - Living room tables, including -
    coffee table   lamp tables
  end tables   TV table
  1. - Ping-pong tables, pool tables, or other similar recreation room items
  2. - Other living, family, or recreation room furniture including desks, wall units, and shelving, including -
    bookcase   entertainment center   curio cabinet
    portable bar or cart   coat rack   gun cabinet
    bar stools   desk/chair   room divider
    card table/chairs   foot stool (ottoman)
  1. - Living room furniture combinations, including -
    sofa, chair, and table combinations or suites

Dining Room and Kitchen Furniture

  1. - Dining room or kitchen furniture, including -
    buffet   dinette set   kitchen chairs
    china cabinet   dining table and chairs   serving table or cart

Bedroom furniture

  1. - Mattresses or box springs, including roll-aways
  2. - Bedroom furniture other than mattresses or box springs, including -
    armoire   chairs   headboard
    mattress topper   chest   mirrors
    bunk bed   dresser   night tables
    water bed   bed frames   vanity

Infants' furniture, including

  1. - Infants' furniture, including -
    bassinet   crib   mattress
  changing table   dresser   playpen
  chest   high chair   toy chest
  portable crib
  1. - Infants' equipment, including -
    baby bottle sterilizer   carriage   stroller
  baby monitor   guard rail   swing
  car seat  baby carrier/backpack  baby gate
  jogging stroller  baby travel systems

Outdoor Furniture and Equipment

  1. - Patio, porch, or outdoor furniture, including -
  2.    patio umbrella   chaise lounge   picnic table   beach chair
       porch swing   hammock   canopy   patio set

  3. - Barbecue grills or outdoor decorative items, including -
   patio lanterns   patio statues   bird houses   bird bath
   fountain   statue   outdoor flag   wind chimes
   planters   tiki torches   inflatable lawn decorations

Office Furniture for Home Use

  1. - Office furniture for home use, including -
    computer furniture   file cabinet   safe
    drawing table   office chairs

      Do not include any furniture used exclusively for business.

Household decorative items, including

  1. - Lamps, lighting fixtures, or ceiling fans, including
    chandeliers    floor lamps    recessed lighting    ceiling fans with/without lights
    sconces    track lights    table lamps
  1. - Other household decorative items, including
    baskets   mirror   silk flowers
    book ends   painting    wall hangings
   vase    fireplace equipment and accessories   plant stand
    wreaths   seasonal decorations (Christmas)   clocks
    Christmas lights

Closet Storage and Travel Items

  1. - Closet and storage items, including -
    garment bag   shoe bag   shoe rack
    garment racks   hampers   drawer organizers
    hangers   hanging bags   underbed storage
    drawers   shelf organizers   storage bins
  1. - Travel items including luggage, also including -
    messenger bag   trunk   travel garment bags
    briefcase   passport holder   tote bag
    backpack   toiletry bag   travel pillow
  1. - Stainless, silver, or other flatware, except plastic
  2. - Non-electric cookware, including
    casserole dishes   roaster
    pans   saucepan
    pots   skillet
    pressure cooker   teakettle
  1. - Dishes, glasses, or serving pieces, including -
    pitchers   trays   bowls   cups
    mugs   plates   platters   crystal
    stemware   china   Tupperware

Household Linens

  1. - Bedroom linens, including -
    baby blanket   electric blanket   pillowcases
    bedspread   mattress pad   quilt
    blanket   pillows   sheets
    comforter    duvet
  1. - Bathroom linens, including
    bath mat   shower curtain
    wash cloths   toilet cover
    face cloths   towels
   tub mat
  1. - Kitchen, dining room, or other linens, including -
    cloth napkins   placemats    dish cloths   small appliance covers
    dish towels   tablecloths    chair pads   doilies
    covers for living room tables   furniture protectors   
  1. - Slipcovers, decorative pillows, or cushions, custom or ready-made

Floor and Window Coverings

  1. - Rugs or other non-permanent floor coverings, including carpet squares
  2. - Curtains or drapes (either custom or ready-made)
  3. - Blinds, shades, or other window coverings (either custom or ready-made)

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Last Modified Date: April 7,2016