How To Furnish Your Home on a Budget
So, you’ve just made one of the most important purchases you will ever make. Now after spending all of that money, you need to spend even more on filling your house with furniture. All this can add up to a pretty penny and leave you feeling very stressed. Take a deep breath, count to ten and read the following list of ways to save money when furnishing your home.
- Thrift shops will save you a ton on decorating your home with smaller pieces.
- Keep an eye out for clearance sales and closeout sales. Some store will even have floor sample sales when they are cleaning out the show floor, for the next season. The best months for shopping at these sales are July, August, September, and December.
- Craigslist & Kijiji are both great resources to find free furniture or even slightly damaged furniture that you can repair for a small amount and still save money.
- Coupons. Coupons. Coupons. A lot of furniture stores will offer printable coupons from their website or in the daily newspaper. Don’t forget to check your junk mail every day. That pesky junk mail just might advertise a sale for 50% off bedroom sets, that you may not have known about.
- Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Jennifer Convertibles, Pier 1 Imports, JC Penney, and Home Decorators Collections. These are just a few stores that, although they are expensive, carry quality furniture. Watch for sales to get things cheaper. Check to see if that store has an outlet location close to you or watch for online sales and free shipping.
- Freecycle.org - You will be able to find almost any type of furniture or appliance you can think of. People getting rid of new & used furniture, and the great thing is that it’s all free
- Shop for furniture online. Some companies offer online discounts only.
- Ask your friends. Sales & promotions are sometimes unadvertised, so the only way to know about them is if someone has gone to the store and then told you.
- Purchase timeless pieces instead of trendy items that will be out of date before you unload them from the truck.
Obtaining the look you want may take time but saving money is a great incentive to stick it out!