How to Spend Less on Higher Quality Home Goods
If you are anything like me, I want to cherish (almost) everything I own, simply because I want to believe that I make a great choice to buy something, and it makes me happy, either in the process of shopping or afterward.
However, nice premium products can be costly, maybe a bit more than we'd like to pay for. That could be because of the high quality of material used, or simply the name brand attached to it. Either way, I'd like to share some of favorite tricks to finding a great deal on home goods.
1. Look for Longevity and Functionality
Unlike Clothings, Home goods can utterly lack functionality (except for visual satisfaction). Some are functional, however not very practical or easy to use. For example, a stunning fur rug can cost a fortune and is very difficult to maintain when filthy. So, instead of investing in a real fur rug, seek the alternative by giving a faux fur rug a try. Faux fur rug is less than half the price of real fur rug, but so much easier to take care. A lot of great faux fur rugs can be machine washable and still look just as stunning as the real one.
Another great example is a decorative pillow. A lot of us have come to realize that we have thrown away many decorative pillows because they are out of shape, have oder, or stains. A great way to fix this is to find pillows that you can adjust the insert to your preference, or throw in a washing machine when needed.
2. Shop Consignments
Tired of paying full price? Me too. Visit your local consignments shop on a regular basis if you do not mind pre loved pieces. They often carry high quality home goods for less. If you are lucky, you may find unique pieces that are normally not seen elsewhere.
3. Use Google Search
Need to know how much you should be paying for certain items? It has never been easier than now to compare prices without leaving your home. Just ask Google! Anything! Home goods or not, You will be surprised how much information out there to help you make better decisions.
4. Know the Sale Seasons
Some times, you just got to wait for the right time! Usually, major US holidays like Veteran's Day or 4th of July are the time to look for great sales on home goods, especially on furnitures.
That's all I have for you now. Let me know in the comment sections what is your favorite way to save on buying home goods.