Save Money On Furniture

Save money on furniture.

You would really be hard pressed to find anyone that feels they do not need furniture of some sort in their homes. And of course we all need to replace furniture from time to time. This means that at one time of another all of us would like to save money on furniture.

No matter if you live in a big house or a small apartment you are going to need some furniture in order to make your living space a much more enjoyable space to inhabit.

Purchasing furniture can be incredibly expensive. Infact it can be one of the major purchases you have to make throughout the year. The question is "how are you going to be able to purchase furniture without having to break the bank"?

I have a few frugal living tips which I think could make things a little easier on the wallet when it comes to buying furniture.

Trade Furniture

The first thing that you should look into when you are looking to save money on furniture is trading furniture with your friends.

Furniture swapping parties have become very popular with many groups of all different social and economic classes. Who have embraced this method of getting new furniture for their homes

Sometimes as they say a change is as good as a rest and just by swapping furniture between friends could make all the difference to your home.

So If you have a couch that you are dying to change and love a friend's couch, why not consider swapping them. If will not cost you anything only the labour to move them from house to house. You could also trade tables and chairs and any other furniture that you would like to change.

Auctions Sites

Online auction sites are a great place to find furniture pieces to decorate your home at a reduce cost.

You could also look into websites like:

  • freecycle.com
  • Craigslist.com

Both will allow you to look for people that are offering to give away different pieces of furniture for free. The only money that you have to spend is gas money to be able to pick up and bring home the piece of furniture. There really is not anything more simple then that.

Build Your Own

You could decide to make some of your furniture if you are talented with making things with your own hands.

You can often make things like benches, chairs, couches and tables at a fraction of the cost that it would cost to buy them at the store. And a really great part of creating your own furniture is that you can customize it to perfectly match the d├ęcor of the room in your home that you plan to put it in.

The other option is to customise your exhisting furniture to make it look new and interesting. There are many books available to give you ideas and tips on how to do this. There may even be some evening classes you could take locally.

Craft Fairs

Craft fairs are places that you can find furniture items like tables and chairs that would make great conversational pieces in your home and would cost much less then purchasing a similar type of item in a specialty shop.

If you are a crafter yourself and can find a crafter that makes the furniture items that you are looking for and see about working out a trade. You can find more on saving on crafts here.

Sales

Always look for sales that are going on when you are looking to save money on furniture. You should compare prices and do plenty of frugal shopping around so that you are able to get the best possible price.

Check out prices on the internet and in weekly flyers to see what the very best deals of the week are. That way there will be no doubt that you will save money on furniture.

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