Furniture is expensive almost everywhere you go. There’s no real way to avoid this; you need to furnish your apartment, but the prices could keep you from doing it properly. You’re probably already stressed by the move, and furnishing could be the very last thing on your mind. Take your time. But when you do finally decide it’s time to get some furniture, here are some great tips to help save you money.
1. Multi-use Furniture
There are plenty of futons that function as pull-out beds, but also provide enough cushion and relaxation to pass as a couch. Storage bins or boxes can act as coffee tables. And any kind of shelving unit or cabinet can be used for many different purposes. Think creatively, and combine what you can.
2. Thrift it!
Goodwill is a great place to find cheap furniture, and sometimes, renovating thrifted furniture can be a fantastic way to settle into the apartment. If you aren’t able to find anything at the thrift store, search your town on weekends for local garage sales.
3. Buy After College Starts
One of the busiest times for furniture sales is during the beginning of the school year. This is because college kids are either moving into their new apartment, or decorating their dorm. Stores will raise prices on everything around this time, and your options will be limited to what’s in stock. Wait for the off-season before you purchase any furniture.
4. Quality is Necessary
You may be tempted to go for that cheap and easy Ikea couch that costs way less than the rest of their inventory. But you’re looking for furniture that will last. Spending those extra dollars can get you a quality piece of furniture you can take with you anywhere you move, so it’s definitely worth the investment.
The Apartments of Wildewood have your perfect apartment ready to furnish!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!