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How to Furnish Your Home on a Budget

>> Oct 10, 2011

It is possible to furnish your home on a budget. If you have just moved away from your parents or if you are a young couple just starting out it can be difficult to buy furniture. Often you get a lot of hand me downs from friends and family, which is great, but often you do find that you need to go and buy furniture. As well as doing the rounds of the bigger furniture chain stores jump online and have a look around if you can get a better price. You may also find that if you pay cash for appliances, such as a Westinghouse fridge, that you might get a better deal. Whatever you do make sure that you have contents insurance. You would hate to get your home all fitted out and then lose the lot in a fire.

Look out for deals
Keep an eye on the junk mail that lands in your letter box, rather than just tossing it straight in the bin. There are a few furniture stores that have regular sales and deals where you can buy a few pieces of furniture to fit out a whole room at remarkable prices. You will also see advertisements on television for the same thing. It may not be the hand made quality of furniture that you are one day hoping to own, but it is a start and will see you through until you can afford the good stuff.

In store
There are a few bigger chain stores that sell furniture that offer great deals. Ikea is one place to visit, and if you can manage to find your way out of there, you should go home with quite a few pieces to make a start on filling your home. With this sort of furniture, however, make sure you don't lose the instructions on how to assemble it. You might also find that you might be able to get a better deal if you buy several items at once. For example often when you buy white goods you can get a decent discount if you buy your fridge, dishwasher and washing machine at the same time.

Shopping online is becoming more and more common and you can buy furniture and appliances this way. You can also get some great deals so do your research. It is also an easy way to compare prices without having to trudge all over the city going from shop to shop. You might also choose to get some bargains by bidding for furniture on places like eBay.

Pay cash
Some stores will also do better deals if you offer to pay cash. This tends to happen a lot when it comes to buying appliances.

Opportunity shops and antique stores
Rather than buying new furniture you can find some great things that are pre-loved at opportunity shops and antique stores. Antiques may be a little dearer, but not always. Whether you choose antique furniture will usually depend on your style of home, but sometimes having an interesting piece of furniture makes for a good conversation piece. If you are really on a budget buying furniture from an opportunity shop means you can furnish your home so it is comfortable, then later on you can gradually replace it for items you really want.


5 komentar:

AstyNNS October 10, 2011 at 5:33 PM  

I love hunting antique furnitures because it looks unique, have a good quality, and cheaper :)

Lina CahNdeso October 11, 2011 at 8:38 PM  

Berburu benda-benda-benda unik dan klasik, sebenarnya aku suka, namun sayang, banyak tangan jahil dari keluarga sering memindah-tempatkan isi gudangku! Sehingga, sekarang ludessss. Ku jadi malas lakukan lagi.

imriz October 11, 2011 at 9:47 PM  

i always tell my friends, decorating a house does not always mean paying pricey stuff. just look around and be creative, there's tons of ideas to haul:)

eden October 12, 2011 at 9:30 AM  

Hi, Lina!

Most of our furniture were bought from second hand shop. They are still good quality and cheap.

eden October 12, 2011 at 9:32 AM  

About my Ruby Tuesday post,sorry for I don't know what was the title of the music they were playing.

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