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, remember Clarion Housing residents are entitled to £10 off at British Heart Foundation furniture stores.
Clarion Futures Money is here to help you get guidance on money matters all in one place.