Whether you are looking for new furniture or gently used, you can find a lot of great deals by doing online searches and knowing where to look. Take advantage of these furniture tips the next time you’re ready to shop for that new piece of furniture for added savings. Cha-ching!
Shopping for Quality Furniture
Check Out Neighborhood Yard Sales
Okay, let’s face it. Not everyone has the best furniture. If you live in an area where “the pickings are slim”, so to speak, go to a yard sale in a wealthier neighborhood. This can help you find quality furniture that might be used but has more value. You don’t want to rule out the antiques that your neighbors might have, but you also don’t want to be stuck with Ikea as the only option for a new nightstand, dresser or bookshelf.
Shop at Antique Stores
Antique stores can carry all kinds of great treasures like a nice armoire that you can pass onto your children or grandchildren. When you shop at antique stores, just be sure that you’re paying the right price. Some stores overcharge because they think you don’t know how much a dresser or armoire should cost. As soon as you find a great piece, do your homework and look it up. You may be able to find a comparable one and this can help if you’re trying to negotiate the price.
Try Online for Deals
Apartment Therapy suggestsyou run and don’t walk to get that great deal. This theory holds true because in some neighborhoods, a great deal can go fast. If you’re looking for solid wood dining table sets in New Iberia LA for example, you can go online and by the time you arrive with a truck, the items can be gone. To avoid this, when you shop online do a search by the most recent listings so you can be the first to see them.
Online deals for quality furniture are great if you live in an area where you can drive to see the item. Try Ebay or Craigslist so you can look for local deals. You may even want to check out your local Pennysaver deals or look for furniture sales and yard sale signs at your grocery store or laundromat.
Have Your Mover Ready
It also helps to know someone with a van or truck. To help with this, contact your mover ahead of time and let them know you may call for a same-day or next day pick up. Once you see the item and pay for it, the person is obligated to give you time to move it. That means draft a quick receipt that says you will have until the next day to pick the item up.
However you find your deals, just do your homework so you can save on the furniture and get a good deal with the movers, too. That way you can enjoy your investment for a long time to come!