Moving into a new home or apartment is always an exciting experience, but it can also be a challenge if you’re moving from a furnished home into an unfurnished one, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Luckily there are plenty of tips and tricks that can help you furnish your home for cheap. Read on for four great tips to furnish your home without breaking the bank.
How to Furnish Your New Home on a Dime
1. Join Community Facebook Groups
In this digital age, there’s a good chance that your community has a Facebook group where locals buy and sell goods. Most of these groups have names like “Irvine Buy, Sell, and Trade” or “Anaheim Community Exchange,” so ask around or do some searching on Facebook to see if there’s a group near you.
Once you’ve found a group you can either peruse the listings for furniture and appliances you like or you can make a Want to Buy post, letting the community know what you’re looking for in case anyone has something they’d like to sell that fits the bill.
2. Buy Open-Box Appliances
Purchasing open-box appliances is a great way to save money when moving into a new home. At Caesar’s Appliance Sales and Service, we offer a wide selection of new and open-box appliances that come with manufacturer warranties and are often priced significantly lower than their retail counterparts.
Open-box appliances are items that have been returned to the manufacturer or retailer but remain new. They may have small cosmetic flaws or manufacturing issues that don’t affect their functionality but bring the price way down on a high-quality product.
In addition to being returned items, open-box appliances may also be products that have been utilized as displays in a store. These appliances have been taken out of their original packaging and put on display for customers to view but they cannot be sold as new since they are no longer in their original packaging. This is a great affordable way to buy appliances for a new place without sacrificing quality.
3. Check Local Thrift Stores
Thrift store shopping is a great way to fill in the missing pieces in your newly furnished home. Once you’ve found enough basic furniture pieces and new or open-box appliances to get by, you can make it a habit to visit local thrift stores regularly to search for more items to decorate and furnish your home.
Thrift stores continually receive donated items, so checking back regularly will probably yield results over time. If nothing else hit the thrift stores after holidays when people are likely to be getting rid of things.
4. Consider Financing for Appliance Purchases
It’s not uncommon to find yourself pretty strapped for cash during and after a move. If your budget is especially tight because you just moved, but you’re expecting to be back on track with a steady income soon, then appliance financing might be the right choice for you. Caesar’s Appliance Sales and Service offers financing options for new and open-box appliances, so be sure to ask.
Furnishing your new home affordably is easy when you know where to look. By joining community Facebook groups, buying new or open-box appliances, checking local thrift stores, and considering financing options, you can furnish your new place on a dime. At Caesar’s Appliance Sales and Service, we’re committed to helping you find affordable, high-quality appliances that will make your new home feel like home, which is why we also offer financing options. So why not check out our inventory and see what we have to offer?