Save More Money! Discover the Best Time to Buy Furniture

On average, people spend $8,176 on furniture when they move to a new apartment.

The number is already quite high and when you consider that things break, get stained or simply get damaged from wear and tear, you might start wondering if you should really change apartments.

Well, the answer is yes. And the solution to your problem is simple: finding the best time to buy furniture.

Perhaps you never thought about this possibility. But looking for the right time to buy the furnishings you need can bring down those 8 thousand dollars, as well as the money you’ll spend on replacements.

So, when should you go and visit the home decor store? Let’s find out.

What’s the Best Time to Buy Furniture?

You’ll find different types of furniture at the best prices at different times of the year.

Being aware of this allows you to become a strategic shopper, as you’ll make sure to buy every single item at the right time. As such, not only do you save money on each purchase, but you also divide your spendings all throughout the year, instead of spending a big amount at once.

In other words, your wallet will love you forever.

Indoor Furniture: January & July

February and August are the two months of the year when stores receive new collections of indoor furniture.

They need space to put all the new inventory, which means that they need to get rid of what they have in store from their old stock.

The most effective way of doing this is by rolling out “last chance” discounts. Since stores want to sell these products as quickly as they can, these sales are usually pretty good.

So whether you want to upgrade your kitchen appliances, get a new office chair or buy a new wardrobe for the kids’ room, chances are that you’ll find those items on sale during January and/or July.

Outdoor Furniture: August & September

If you’re looking to redecorate your patio, the end of the Summer is the time to do it. 

During that time of the year, decor stores are already starting to think about their Winter sales. Since they don’t want to keep all their Summer inventory in stock until the following year, they usually roll out discounts on outdoor furniture.

Once again, they do it so they can get rid of these products as fast as possible, which means that you might find up to 60 or 70% off on amazing furniture.

So as Summer ends, start looking for patio furniture.

If you’re lucky you’ll have everything ready by September and you’ll still be able to organize a nice barbecue in the sun to show off your new backyard!

Office Furniture: Fall

Office furniture is indoor furniture, so January and July would be a good time to buy it. But there’s a period of the year that’s even better to do it and that’s Fall.

There are two reasons for this. Firstly, this is after tax time. Our advice is that you start looking for deals on this type of furniture as soon as you file your taxes.

Secondly, this is also the back-to-school season. During this time you’ll find good deals on everything that your kids might need, which usually matches what your office needs as well.

Used Furniture: Summer

Another option that is not only budget-friendly but also eco-friendly is to buy used furniture.

And yes, there’s also a time of the year that’s best for thrift shoppers to invest in home decoration.

Summer is peak moving season. When people move out of their apartments, they tend to leave behind some of their furniture. A lot of these abandoned items end up in second-hand shops, where things are usually cheaper than they would be in their original store.

So if you’re okay with having used furniture in your home, Summer is the right season to go thrift shopping.

Other Furniture Shopping Tips

This is all great for when you know that you’ll need new furniture.

But you can’t exactly predict when your kid will decide to use their markers on the sofa or when you’ll accidentally knock over your favorite table lamp. 

If you really can’t wait to buy a specific home item, follow these tips and save some bucks anyway:

  • Look for local deals.
  • Look for online coupons. These options, for instance, would help you save a good amount of money.
  • Check if there are any holidays soon when you might find some special discounts, like Labor Day or Martin Luther King Jr Day.
  • Don’t fall for the old “limited time” technique. It’s meant to put pressure on you. Study your options and know that new offers will always roll out.
  • Recycle and reuse. DIY is a huge trend in home decor and the truth is that you can make beautiful items with materials you would never think of.
  • Ask if you can buy the floor sample. If the answer is yes, you’ll most likely get a pretty good discount.

Planning = Saving

Having a good idea of what is the best time to buy furniture gives you a great advantage.

You can plan ahead, establish a specific amount of money to put aside each month and reach the budget you need in a way balanced and timely manner. No need to go into your savings or drastically cut your spendings on other things. 

For more ideas and tips on furnishings, go and explore the rest of our blog. We have countless articles on everything home decor!

Adam Torkildson