Are you moving into your first home? If you are, you probably have noticed there are a lot of first-time expenses that you may or may not have prepared for. One of those expenses is furnishing your first home. Buying furniture can be one of the biggest expenses, depending on the size of your home but it doesn’t have to be. There are a lot of fun and creative ways that you can furnish your home on the cheap. If you need help finding inexpensive furniture here are a few ways that you can furnish your home on a budget!
How to find great furniture:
- Use social media or an online marketplace.
- Ask friends or family.
- Visit thrift stores or garage sales.
Use social media or an online marketplace.
While on the hunt for furniture don’t be afraid to take advantage of social media or an online marketplace! There are a lot of great sites such as Facebook and Craigslist that have built-in marketplaces and give you the ability to search for what you need. Who knows, maybe you will find exactly what you are looking for. After all, social media is good for things other than posting what you had for breakfast.
Ask friends or family.
Use your network! Your friends or family may have pieces of furniture (big or small) that they are ready to let go of. If they aren’t willing to just give you their pieces for free, they may be willing to part with them for next to nothing. If you aren’t able to just come out and ask your relatives directly, it may be easier for you to make a Facebook post letting your network of friends know that you are looking for all types of furniture for your new place.
Visit thrift stores or garage sales.
Thrift stores, garage sales, and outlets are great places to find one of a kind furniture for cheap. Neighborhood garage sales happen every year so your best bet is to plan ahead and know what you are looking for so you don’t overbuy or buy a duplicate of something you may already have.
You don’t have to break the bank to become a homeowner as there are a lot of resources you can take advantage of due to technology. If you are looking to buy your first home don’t hesitate to give us a call at: 419-228-8899!