Kuopio Student Housing Company

Second hand kitchenware and furniture

Where to buy or donate kitchenware and furniture in Kuopio

Kuopio has many Second hand stores where you can buy donated kitchenware and furniture in good condition and with fair prices.

We suggest that you buy all your necessary kitchen equipment used and return them to the same place where they were bought. This is good for earth!

Kontti Second Hand Department Store

One of them is Kontti Second Hand Department Store, operated by the Finnish Red Cross. It locates in Leväsentie 2 (Kauppapaikka Herman), 70780 Kuopio, which is very near our Katiska (Katiskaniementie 6) location.

Link to their site: https://kontti.redcross.fi/
Unfortunaltey not all the sites are in English.

Contact information:
Kontti’s Customer service: +35840 737 9851
Open hours: mon-fri 9-18, sat 9-16

2/3 of the proceeds of Kontti goes to the operations of the local Red Cross district. 1/3 goes to the Finnish Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

You can buy all necessary kitchen equipment from Kontti. With around 10€ you can get a spoon, knife, fork, plate, kitchen knife, glass and a pot.

If you want to donate furniture, please call the customer service first. They will come and see if the furniture is in good enough shape to be sold. What is good shape?: The frame is not broken in any way, the fabric is clean and odor free, the fabric or leather is not broken.

When taking items to Kontti (like kitchenware), you can always bring them to the store. If the store is closed and the donation box is full in Kontti’s yard, please try another time. Please always clean or wash your items before you bring them to Kontti.

If you want to buy large furniture from Kontti, you can also buy a delivery service.

What you can bring or buy in SPR Kontti?:
• Kitchenware
• Home equipment
• Clothes
• Shoes, bags
• Books
• Toys
• Sports equipment
• Furniture (call and ask for pick up and valuation onsite)

What you can’t bring to SPR Kontti:
• Broken items
• Very large furniture or IT-equipment
• Chemicals, medicine