It is one thing to get a lease on your first apartment. Furnishing it is another thing altogether. You want it to look nice, like some of those Pinterest images you looked at, but you might have limited funds.
We understand that paying rent can be quite expensive, but you can still furnish your apartment even when operating with a tight budget.
First things first. Before you start ordering furniture, you need to be sure of the size of your apartment. If you operate on guesswork, you might end up with furniture that is too small, too big, or just isn’t right for your apartment.
Plus, furniture doesn’t come cheap; in the US alone, furniture stores sold $113.78 billion worth of furniture.
Therefore, you cannot afford to make the wrong choice when it comes to furnishing your apartment, especially if you have a limited budget to start with.
7 ways to furnish your apartment on a budget
1. Check out online marketplaces and popular affordable stores
This is a Swedish retail store that houses everything you will need to furnish your apartment. Many of their products are inexpensive and range from coffee tables and sofas to shower curtains and bedroom sets. Just name it, and you are likely to find it at IKEA.
Students and singles who are looking for very affordable furniture should check out Target. Imagine getting TV stands and simple futons for less than $50.
They are known for offering budget-friendly furniture, but they also partner with designers to provide in-house brands that are quite popular.
One caution though, when stepping into Target, make sure you have a list of the basic things you want to buy.
People are known to step into Target and buy more than they wanted to because of how affordable items are. In some locations, when you spend more than $35, you qualify for free shipping.
There is no way we can forget to mention Walmart when looking for good looking furtniture but won’t tear up your budget.
Wayfair is another place to check out affordable furniture, but Walmart may offer the same thing you found at Wayfair but at a cheaper rate.
2. Check out Flea Markets and Local Garage Sales
People who visit these places are known to find not only affordable furniture items, but sometimes vintage ones as well. Flea markets and garage sales are great places to find very cheap items that won’t leave a hole in your pocket.
This could also be a good way to make a little money to put back into your budget if you have old chairs, tables, or furniture that won’t work in your new apartment. Check it out, you might be surprised what you find…
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