If you are purchasing a new home, looking to purchase a new home in a new city such as some Knoxville Real Estate, or just finally getting rid of that futon you had in college, furniture is an expense that you just have to suck up if you want your space to feel welcoming and aesthetically pleasing. You can plan ahead so you don’t impulse shop, but if you haven’t, there are options to save money while buying furniture for your living space.
The suggestion may sound sketchy but there are some tricks to Craigslist shopping. Search for listings in high-end areas to increase your chances of high-caliber items. You have to make sure that the costs of repair and cleaning don’t overtake the purchase price. Also, make sure you pick up your purchase with someone, no matter the location.
- Reupholstering and Refinishing
You may be able to just spruce up what you have or be able to get some furniture handed down to you and give those items a face-lift. There are so many tutorial videos and blogs on the internet that you can become your own Joanna Gaines in no time. Also, home improvement stores like Lowe’s and The Home Depot will also offer advice. You can then accessorize your upgraded furniture with new pillows, lamps, and rugs.
- Moving Sales, Yard Sales, Estate Sales
Check our individual and community garage sales to get some great bargains. Estate sales are great, but the best things do go quickly, so you might want to get there early, however, you are in more of a position to haggle if there is less left and they want everything gone.
- Buy Floor Models
When in department stores, ask a manager about available discounted floor models. You have to watch out for any damage or excessive wear and tear, but there can be great savings on items that are in awesome condition. There are usually set prices for floor models, but if you notice flaws, let the store know and the price will most likely go down.
- Thrift and Consignment Stores
These are great places to find pieces to furnish your house for cheap but you have to be willing to spend some time digging for the right piece. If you have patience, you can easily find unique, high-quality used pieces that add some flair to your home. Talk to the owner of the store and they might be able to notify you when certain pieces arrive and stores like these are more willing to offer you bargains.
- Wholesalers or Warehouse Sales
You can find a wholesale store or warehouse sales that are held by manufacturers who have excess inventory and need to clear out their stock. Most sales are held annually, so keep track to get some great deals. With wholesale stores, if you talk to the manager, you can usually find out when they get their shipments in to make sure you get the first pick of what comes off the truck.