How to Save Money on Furniture


So, you are wanting to get new furniture for your house, but don’t want to break the bank?  What to do, what to do? I feel ya because I am literally in the process of moving into my very first brand new home and I so badly want new furniture, but we are on a budget.  But have no fear, we can do this! It can happen my friends, you can buy furniture to get your house looking its very best without spending a lot of money. Here are some of my favorite tips on how to money on furniture:


  • Buy used.  Seriously, I know the big bed bug scare is terrifying, but it happens FAR less often than you would think and you can find some amazing deals on Craigslist, OfferUp and Facebook marketplace on furniture.  If you are too afraid of bedbugs, just stick to furniture that doesn’t have soft surfaces.
  • Auctions.  I didn’t realize this until just this morning actually, but you can buy furniture, even brand new furniture for amazingly low prices at auctions.  You can probably Google “Furniture Auctions” and find ones near you.
  • Outlet stores.  Outlet stores have really great deals on furniture.  Occasionally you will find factory seconds, or dent and scratch deals (typically very minor flaws) and huge discounts.
  • Clearance section. For the love of Pete, buy last year’s models!  You are going to save so much money and unless you are friends with a furniture designer no one is going to know if your furniture is hot this season or not.  Any honestly, no one will care.
  • Buy display models.  Why not buy the display model of a piece of furniture?  These typically come with 20% or more discounts! Well worth it!

How have you saved money on furniture before?  Or do you like to pay full price on it?