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How to furnish your home for less

Clarion Housing Group

It can be quite expensive to replace or start furnishing a home from scratch. The thought of having to buy everything you need might be overwhelming.

So here are our top budget friendly tips to help you keep the costs down.

Start with a plan

Make a realistic list of all the items you might need to furnish your home then sort them into essentials for you to live versus what would be nice to have.

Set a budget

Work out how much you can afford and stick to it! There may be hidden costs like delivery to consider.

Shop around

Get online, research and shop around, look for promotional codes if you are buying new or look out for when the sales start website like moneysavingexpert.com are a great place to start.

Sell before you buy

Head to auction sites like eBay mean you could sell things you don’t want to increase your budget.

Think Pre-loved

Gumtree, Freeads, Preloved, Facebook Marketplace and Freecycle are often full of good quality second hand and even free items so it’s always worth a look.

Consider a make-over

Upcycle what you already have, giving a piece of furniture a makeover, embrace recycling, even a lick of paint or changing soft furnishings can make a piece look like new

Furniture re-use network

Visit Furniture re-use network they stock high-quality, affordable household items including furniture, electrical appliances, IT equipment and more.

Look around charity shops

There a lots of great charities you can support by shopping at Oxfam, Emmaus, Sue Ryder plus many more.