Shopping for room makeovers can be expensive. You’re ordering item after item online, buying furniture, rugs, lamps, fabric, art, the list goes on and on. And then, after you’ve bought all that stuff, you’re too scared to check your bank account. Sound familiar? Redoing a room doesn’t mean you have to go broke, there are ways that you can save money and today, I’m going to share how with these 5 tips AND a coupon!
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Saving Money on a Room Makeover
1. Shop thrift stores.
When I’m working on a room makeover, I always check out my local thrift store. Thrift stores a great place to find deeply discounted accent furniture, one of a kind accessories, fabric, and art.
2. Check discount stores like Bargains and Buyouts in your area.
If you’re close to the Cincinnati area and haven’t been to Bargains and Buyouts, I encourage you to check it out. One of my mother-in-laws friends told me about it this past summer and man, I wish I had known about it when we first moved to Cincinnati. They have everything you need for your home like furniture, lighting, rugs, and art. The best part is, it’s all priced super low AND most of what they sell is negotiable.
I’ve bought several items for our home there including the accent chair in our living room ($150), the two chairs in our dining room ($99/pair), the gold sconces in our living room ($5), and most recently, a Safavieh lamp that was only $20.
I highly recommend shopping at Bargains and Buyouts when you’re working on a room makeover because you can find the same items there that you’ll find on Wayfair, Joss and Main, and Overstock at much lower prices. Basically, it’s a great source for great quality items at even super low prices.
And, just for Sincerely, Sweetpea readers, Bargains and Buyouts was so nice to offer you a coupon! All you have to do is present the image below at checkout. You can also download it here for easier access.
3. Do your research.
When I’m looking for a specific item, I always check multiple retailers to see if there is a difference in price. Also, I always check online before shopping in store. If there is a lower price on an item online, most retailers will almost always honor that price in store as well.
4. Use Ebates for online shopping.
I started using Ebates about six months ago and I highly recommend it if you do any online shopping. During a room makeover, I find myself placing more orders than usual, so this is a great way for me to earn money back on these purchases. And don’t worry, it’s super simple. All you have to do is create an account, then when you go to buy something online, check to see if they have any offers for that retailer. If they do, you’ll click on the link and that’s how they’ll track how much money you spend. If you’ve earned any cash back, they’ll simply send you a check in the mail. Super easy!
They don’t offer cash back for all retailers, but some I’ll be taking advantage of for our room makeover include Framebridge, Amazon, Container Store, Etsy, and Hobby Lobby.
5. Check Ebay for coupons.
If you’re making a big purchase for your room makeover, check to see if there are any coupons from the retailer for sale on Ebay. Here are some things to keep in mind when doing this: look for coupons that specify “% off your total purchase”, pay attention to shipping method of coupon, and make sure you’re not paying more for the coupon than what you’d actually end up saving. Young House Love mentioned this tip in one of their recent podcasts and I found it so useful, I just had to share it with you.
I hope these tips help to keep some money in your pocket book while working on your room makeover! If you missed the plan for our master bedroom that I’m working on now, you can see it here.
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