What’s the most expensive item in your house? If we were to guess, next to the car you drive, and your house, the furniture in your house is probably your biggest expense. Yes, furniture’s are expensive and if given a choice, you would love to get at lower cost, right? But how do you do that? How do you save money when you’re purchasing furniture?
Here are 5 tips for saving money on your furniture bill:
Plan In Advance
Before heading out for furniture shopping, decide in advance what you need so that there is a clear purpose when you go shopping. It’s best if you resolve the least of what you need to purchase for each room in your home and make a list. Also, decide upon size, colour and style options and make the decision together if you have a husband, wife or roommate.
What’s the Budget?
Don’t just walk into the store before deciding upon how much you are willing to spend on each item. Once the budget is fixed, stick to it and don’t get swayed. It may mean making more than one trip to look for sales and such, but in the end it will be worth it as you won’t have spent more than you can afford to.
Visit sales events more often. Simply put, every time there is furniture sale, go for it. The ideal thing to do is that once you get to the sale event, ask to talk to a manager and tell them you are looking to purchase a lot of furniture and that you want the best deal they can offer. Again, ask for the best price. This is a ripe opportunity to save money because they need to get rid of some of their stock as soon as possible. Especially look for sales at the end of the year.
If you are busy with work and don’t have the time to go physically hunt for deals, look online. Sites like Pepperfry offer great options when it comes to home furniture. Great designs and good prices will ensure that you can shop while sitting at home and work.
Talk to people, get to know the best deal available in the market, go online and do your research. Basically, get off that old couch and do the work. Smart furniture shopping involves that you do the dirty work a bit, which includes talking to sales guys, visiting outlet stores and understanding what works for you and what doesn’t.