20 July 2011

Tips to Furnishing your Holiday Home for Less

A holiday home should always provide comfort for your family and guests. This is the reason why many people spend thousands of dollars in furnishing their holiday home even though they only stay there for just a few weeks every year. They still want to feel homely even though they are on vacation.

But furnishing a holiday property doesn’t have to be expensive all the time. There are actually tips property owners could use in order to save money while still making their holiday property a lot more comfortable for their family and guests.

Hunting for Items in Garage Sales

The oldest trick in the book still works. Look for posts online or in your local community newspapers about garage sales. Owners of items in the garage sale are no longer interested in the items so you can always haggle as much as you want so that you can bring the price down. If you’re buying furniture, the savings are even bigger because the owners just want to get them out of the house as soon as possible..

Look for Free Things Online

Believe it or not, there are actually items you can get from other people for free online. Freecycle.org and Gumtree.com (for UK residents) are sites dedicated to people who want to give away stuff they no longer want. These sites operate per city so you don’t have to spend too much shipping. Simply look for your town, city or county and search for the items you need. If there’s someone giving away something you need, just contact them and visit their place to pick up the item.

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