Saving Money on Furniture for Your New Home

You’ve just had the offer accepted for your first Springfield, MO home.

Now it’s time to move in and make the place your own. Though if you are like many first-time buyers, you have little or no furniture to fill the rooms.

This means it is time to go shopping, but before you do, here are some money-saving tips:

Know What You Need

Before going to the store, make a list of what you need and establish a budget. This way you don’t buy unnecessary pieces that may be hard to return or spend more than you can afford.

Don’t Focus on Brand Names

There are hundreds of furniture brands on the market, some of which are better known than others. Don’t be afraid to buy a lesser known brand as it often doesn’t mean lesser quality, and buying such a brand can save a lot of money.

Buy a Set of Furniture

Buying a set of furniture is basically buying in bulk. When it comes to furnishing living rooms and bedrooms, sets allow you to put together a complete look for less money.

Buy Used Furniture

Shopping at thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales is a really good way to find bargains. Pieces are often sold for pennies on the dollar, and if you like DIY projects, buying used furniture can allow you to bring out your creativity. Just be sure to look closely for scratches or dents that you may not be able to repair or hide.

When you’re ready to look at homes in Springfield, MO, please contact me, Julie Pickens – Realty Executives. Give me a call at (417) 881-5656 or send me an e-mail at JuliePickens@RealtyExecutives.com – I will help you find a great property to call home for years to come.