While buying a new home can be a time with lots to do and many different expenses, it doesn’t usually compare to the experience of moving into your first home, whether bought or rented. There is a lot to buy! Furniture, kitchenware, beds, electronics, appliances, and all the other amenities that go with having an actual home of your own. So there are usually a lot of expenses, many of which most people don’t think of till they become obvious. So this gets very expensive, very quickly.
But there are lots of ways that one can save money on this. Below, you’ll find a few great tips for how and where to get household items for much less than you would think.
We’ll start with kitchenware. The local dollar store (like Dollar Tree) has lots of items, from cups to dishes to silverware and even cooking implements like pans and spatulas. You can actually stock up an entire kitchen for less than $50 this way. Sure, this is not the highest quality stuff, but it will get the job done while you work on getting nicer additions.
Appliances and electronics can be purchased as a bargain from a pawn shop. Television sets, stereos, kitchen appliances and the like can typically be found for much less than at the store. There is lots more to be found at a pawn shop too, so it is definitely worth a visit.
Thrift stores and secondhand stores are a great place for things like curtains and other little adornments. You can’t have empty shelves can you? Places like Goodwill have all the things you need to decorate your home, if even to a small degree.
All these things add up to making your first house feel more like a home.