Shop the Sales

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Happy New Year, I hope you had a good break, did you head back to the shops to take advantage of the sales? The Boxing Day sales, is a great time to shop retail for various pieces for your home.  Big ticket items such as sofas and dining tables are especially heavily discounted.  But it’s easy to also buy lots of stuff you don’t need or that doesn’t work in your home, here are my top tips to make the most of furniture and homewares sales;

1 – Make a list, be very clear and specific about what you want, especially when it comes to accessories and other homewares such as crockery. There are so many cool, funky, desirable new designs that will inevitably catch your eye but do you need it, is it on your list and does it suit your home’s interior style?

2 – Have a budget, even though things are on sale it’s a good idea to have a budget and make your money go further. If you encounter a good sales person they’re going to try and upsell you but if you have a budget you’re less likely to be tempted.

3 – Negotiate, even though you’re buying furniture and homewares at sale prices, negotiate, maybe not on price but on added extras like cushions for your sofa, a longer warranty, free delivery.

4 – Measure your space, especially if you’re intending on buying big items like beds, sofas, coffee tables and so on, if you have the right measurements you’ll avoid buying something just because it’s on sale only to find it doesn’t fit, is too small or too big.

5 – Be patient, the sales are a good time to buy but the stock on sale might not be for you, don’t be tempted to buy just because things are on sale, be patient for the right piece, no doubt another sale is not too far away.

Good luck with your post Christmas shopping, if you would like help before you go shopping with defining your style, planning your space or would like us to go shopping with you, drop us a line, we’re happy to help you make the most of you sale shopping experience.