With the economy in crisis, and everyone struggling to pay for the basics of daily life, such as food, gas and housing, it is hard to justify spending money on furniture. But, whether you are just starting out or are more established, you may find yourself needing to furnish a room or replace furniture items that no longer function in your home.
You can often get low cost or free furniture used, but with the recent news about bedbug outbreaks, you just might want to think twice. Bedbugs are hard to eradicate. They can hide in the floor boards, clothing and even picture frames!
If you want to purchase new furniture without spending thousands of dollars, consider some of the following options.
Ikea furniture has simple modern lines and is very reasonably priced, which makes it idea for people just starting out or with young families. But with changes in the economy, even more established folks are seeing the value in Ikea. You won’t find any heirloom pieces here, but you will find nice furniture made mostly of pine that will do the job and coordinate to make your home look like a showroom.
Buy at the Warehouse Store
Warehouse grocery stores, such as Costco, BJs and Sam’s Club have expanded their offerings widely. You can find all sorts of basic furniture, from dining rooms to outdoor playhouses. Bunk beds for the kids are usually a standard item that is available. Much of the furniture is high quality for a decent price. You’ll usually find the furniture selections either in the front of the store or the middle of the store. Sometimes it is even hanging from the ceiling! You’ll also find plenty of furniture for electronics and media , such as television stands and bookcases. So the next time you are there to pick up a case of diapers, give the furniture a good look.
Mary Ann Romans writes about everything related to saving money in the Frugal Blog, creating a home in the Home Blog and caring for little ones in the Baby Blog. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.