How to Furnish Your New Savannah Home on a Budget

Posted: March 14, 2017

When it comes to the closing costs and the down payment, your budget may be a bit tight after you buy your new Savannah home. However, you want to furnish your home and make it feel like home and you don’t really want to wait. There are ways to furnish your new home for less.

Maybe you’re moving from another house and already have some items. This could mean just adding a few items to spruce things up and make it more comfortable. Here are some of the ways you can furnish your home without breaking the bank.

Shop Used and Save the Difference

used-furnitureA new piece of furniture could cost $1,000, but the same piece used may only run $300. You can save $700 in this type of situation by shopping used instead of new.

Used doesn’t have to mean dirty, old or nasty. Instead, it can mean unique, beautiful and even artistic. Those with the DIY gene in their blood may be able to buy used and turn it into something incredible after a bit of DIY work.

Even without turning it into a project, you can find some great deals on used furniture. Look for the styles you love and not at the upholstery. It’s possible to re-upholster many pieces of furniture for a lower cost than buying new. Of course, you want to make sure the furniture doesn’t smell like smoke or pets, as the odor will be very difficult to get out.

Hit Garage Sales and Estate Sales

You may think a garage sale is just buying someone else’s junk. However, you may stumble upon some great items at garage sales. With the movement towards mineralization, many garage sales have great pieces of furniture and home decor items for sale.

Estate sales are another great choice. Often, you can score excellent items for pennies on the dollar. Many people put up furniture for sale at estate sales. While the prices will be higher than a garage sale, they are often lower than new furniture and the quality may be better.

Thrift Stores and Consignment Stores

While thrift stores will send you on a bit of a treasure hunt to find the right items, there are some good options you can find here. Consignment stores may be a bit better, but also more expensive. Hit up the thrift stores and check out what they may offer first. You may find the perfect decorations or even a great piece of furniture for a low price.

Consignment stores may actually help you find the perfect item. They often have connections when it comes to furniture and can make a few calls to see if they can find the right piece for you.

Shop Online

free-furnitureWith eBay, Craigslist and many other sites online, you can score great deals on both used and new furniture and other items. Just by shopping online, you may be able to find the right piece of furniture or home decor item.

Craigslist actually offers a free section and there may be some good furniture you can get free of charge. Sometimes, people will give items away because a renter abandoned the items or they simply don’t want to worry about selling it.

Even if you don’t score something for free, the online options may give you exactly what you need. In addition, you can check out garage sale groups on Facebook for more deals.

There are several ways to furnish your new Savannah home without breaking the bank. If things are a bit tight, you can still get some good pieces by using the tips above.