We all know quality furniture comes with a price tag, but there are lots of opportunities to get quality Canadian-made furniture on sale saving you a bundle. The trick is knowing when and how to score the best clearance deals.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our top five tips for saving on furniture (because who doesn’t love a deal!?):
1. Shop During Clearance Months
There are lots of ways to save money on bedroom sets, dining room furniture, a new sofa, and even a new living room set all year long (see our tips below), but the BEST opportunity to scoring a sofa on sale, or finding the best bedroom sets on sale it’s during clearance season.
Clearance season for furniture stores usually takes place during January and February in the winter; as well as July and August in the summer. Furniture retailers are clearing out inventory to make way for new stock and this is the perfect time for you to stock up! That leather sofa you’ve been eyeing will finally be on sale, so now is your chance.
2. Discounts on Floor Models
A great opportunity for savings on quality furniture all year long is by looking for discounts on floor models.
Retailers sell floor models at a discount at any time of the year, all you have to do is ask. If you can combine a floor model sale with an end-of-year sale, the chances for big discounts on your dream bedroom set are higher.
3. Damaged or Dented Items
Dents on dining room tables happen, we all know this. Usually each dent comes with a story around spilled Brussel sprouts or a homework assignment rather than ‘it came from the store like that’, but a small dent can mean big discounts. Sometimes the ‘damage’ is nothing you’ll notice like a bit of fading from the sun, or a small scratch on the base of a lamp, but if you can look past these or are handy yourself, these damaged or dented items can mean another opportunity for big savings on furniture.
4. Buy More, Save More (Bundles or Sets)
Ever heard the expression, “the more you spend, the more you save”? In the case of buying furniture on sale or at a discount, buying in bundles can save you a bundle. Bundling for deals on furniture doesn’t just mean buying bedroom sets either, ask about bundling a purchase of multiple key individual items like a sweet new leather sofa, a great guest bed, and the nesting tables your living room has been asking for.
And our final tip for savings on furniture is to ask about deals. The answer is always ‘no’ until you ask, so go ahead and ask. There are always clearance furniture items waiting for your bargaining power, you just need to ask.
Armed with your insider secrets to savings on furniture and finding the best deals, what’s the first new furniture item on your wish list?
Alex, Your Furniture Expert