Thursday, April 28, 2011

How to furnish your first home on a budget


My daughter is getting married next year and is in the market for inexpensive furnishings. We’ve been looking everywhere and comparing prices so she can set up her first home on a budget. Traveling to the different stores is fun but the price tags can leave a person breathless.

Every bride-to-be has a picture in her mind of what she wants her new home to be like Learning how to furnish your first home on a budget can help the bride get the look she wants at a price she can afford.

The question of getting that great set of modern coffee tables or perfect bedroom suite has to be balanced with what the bride can afford. My daughter is no exception. We’re discovering some tips that can help her get the desired look for less money.

Thrift shop finds are great way to furnish your first home. Buying used can stretch your budget and help the earth. We’re having fun traveling to all the thrift shops in town. We’re also finding that pays to buy local and get to know the staff. They can let you know about the best deals and possible inventory pieces that haven’t been processed yet.

Shopping online for used or new furniture can help stretch the budget. No matter where you buy be sure to inspect the pieces for quality. Reject anything that is in poor condition..

Department stores will sometimes put furniture pieces on sale. Some may be on clearance. When you are trying to furnish you first home on a budget it can pay to ask if there will soon be a sale. The sales staff will usually tell you.

Yard sales are another good way to find a good deal on used furniture pieces. Sometimes the items are in such great condition that you can’t tell they’ve ever been used.

When you are on a budget it pays to leave no stone unturned. When it comes to furnishing a home, friends relatives can be a potential resources.

Hotels have to keep their rooms updated and looking fresh. It is often possible to buy the replaced furniture for much less than buying new.

Have you got any other ideas for how to furnish your first home on a budget? We’re all ears. Let us know by leaving a message in the comments section below.