Simple Tips for Finding New Furniture

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Buying furniture is something that we all have to do at some point or another. It is a very important and somewhat difficult task for most. If you stop and think about the implications of buying furniture, it can be astounding: a large portion of your lifestyle depends on the very future that you use. When you are shopping for furniture for the first time, it can be an overwhelming experience. You might not know what is and isn’t important to consider while you are shopping for furniture. You may not even know where to begin looking for the kind of furniture that you like. There are a few tips below that should help you get through this difficult experience.

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Measure twice.

One of the first things that you should do after you decide where you want your furniture is to measure the available area. This isn’t difficult and only requires some measuring tape from the garage. Find out the length and width of the available area and keep this number handy when you go shopping. It is just as important to find a piece of furniture that isn’t too small as it is to find a piece of furniture that isn’t too large. If you are shopping for shelves, then have measurements prepared for the items that you plan on storing on the shelves. You don’t want to get stuck with shelves that are too small.

Do you have a ride?

You definitely should not wait until last minute to start thinking about transportation. You should know ahead of time what you plan on purchasing from the furniture store, thus it only make sense that you come prepared with transportation large enough to transport the heavy items. There is usually the option of having the store transport the furniture home for you, but if you are trying to save as much money as possible, then this isn’t the ideal solution. You may get lucky and find a store that will transport your furniture to the destination for free, but this is rarely the case. The same idea applies for returns as well. It’s best to find a friend or family member who has a vehicle that is capable of carrying the furniture and save the additional money.

Take a close look at the warranty.

Depending on where you are buying the furniture from, the warranty is a big part of the package deal. If you are buying the furniture from a big time furniture dealer, then there should definitely be some warranty include. Take a close look at the warranty to make sure that you fully understand what is included and not included in the warranty. Of course, if there is a further agreement between you and the dealer, the agreement should be taken down in writing as well. For example, suppliers may be coating their furniture in a spray of fabric guard stain protector. Because of this, they claim that the furniture cannot be stained and it costs a small amount more than normal furniture. Have this claim taken down in writing before you pay the extra costs.

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Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.