Moving into your first apartment away from home or dorm can be both exciting and terrifying. Are you really ready to strike out on your own? One of the things that you can do to help you feel better about moving into your new place is to choose trending furniture at prices that a college student can afford.
When you are able to save money on such large purchases, as well as setting up the utilities and other services for your new apartment, you will soon feel very much like the adult you need to be in this situation. When you have all of the arrangements made for your move in date and all else that you will need, tackling the furniture for your new home is your next logical step.
Here are the best ways to get really good deals on the furniture that you already want. You’ll feel like a budgeting pro when you are able to manage such a feat.
Take advantage of back to school sales
Both online and brick and mortar furniture stores typically hold back to school sales on items that are in high demand by college students, both in dorms and small apartments. As a young adult, the item that will be on sale are those that you would want to purchase anyway.
Keep in mind that your local furniture store will still have a limited stock based on the size of their showroom and warehouse, but when you shop online you aren’t likely to run into a situation where the items on sale you wanted are sold out. Online furniture stores have access to much higher numbers of inventory, meaning that they can meet the demands for such sale periods.
Shop the clearance section
If you miss out on the back to school sales, never fear. There are always furniture items on sale. Clearance sections, whether in your local furniture retailer’s showroom or in online catalogs, are the best way to find things on sale year-round.
Clearance items are simply those that have been set aside to make way for newer furniture collections. In truth, furniture trends do not change that frequently or dramatically, and the items in clearance sections are likely to be just as trendy and stylish as newer offerings.
Online furniture stores are your best bet year-round
If you are moving into your first apartment, not as a college student, but as an independent young adult, your best bet is to find home furniture online. You’ll be able to get brand new furniture for close to the same prices that you would pay for used furniture, even though some of it might be of a lower quality.
When you are just starting out, budget is much more of a consideration than durability. While online furniture stores do offer a wide range of furniture collections throughout the full breadth of quality and materials, online stores will have more affordable options that might not last as long but are perfect for young adults.