Longing for the perfect piece of furniture to add to your home but dread looking at the price tag? Don’t be afraid, we’re here to help! Just as there are ways to save money on car insurance, clothing and accessories, technology, etc., there are also ways to keep furniture shopping within your budget.
1.Look into buying returned or used appliances/furniture. With returned items, find out how long ago they were returned and why (to ensure nothing major is wrong with it). There are many used items out there that have barely been used at all, so find out the “age” of the item in question. Shop around and shop smart, ask questions about each product of interest.
2.Utilize coupons. Some newspapers send out weekly coupons to various stores, business may advertise coupons in print, online, or through a mobile app, realtors may even have some available.
3.Have a gift card? Use it! These can always help knock the original price down, should you see something you want but don’t have the complete funds to buy.
4.Search for combinations, they may be cheaper in the long run. Some businesses sell dual deals, such as a washer and dryer together. Buying two for one price may be the best option for you.
5.Don’t be afraid to purchase slightly damaged items. Most businesses offer discounts if something small has been done to the item, such as something missing, a small dent or scratch, etc.
6.Ask about floor models and if they’re discounted. This may even save you the trouble of assembling, as those are already put together.
7.Visit thrift shops, antique stores, and flea markets. There are great deals hiding within these establishments, as well as some truly unique gems you won’t find just anywhere.
8.Make your own furniture. In the age of D.I.Y., there are many who use recycled materials to create their own furniture. Some even buy damaged pieces and repair them to look as good as new.
9.Pass on the offer of extended warranty. You may end up paying more for this than what you would while paying for a repair without one.
10.Buy online. There may be better deals online than in-store, there are also coupon websites available. Search for sale pages on Facebook, also check Craig’s List, EBay, and Amazon. Free shipping after spending a certain amount is offered on many retail websites.
11.It doesn’t have to be brand name. In most cases, the price on the tag is simply because of the name of the company that made it. There are plenty of items from “lesser known” businesses that are just as beautiful in a home and just as functional.
12.Downsize your home. The smaller the home, the less your bills will be.