BOUJIE ON A BUDGET: LOOK GOOD. SPEND LESS.
How much money does it take to make a room look great? That’s a tough question but the answer is, less than you think. I was recently in the market for a new area rug and after spending an entire day looking all over Charleston, I finally found something that had the right style and the right price. Where did I wind up finding it at?
That’s my secret weapon. Don’t tell anyone… I’ve been shopping there for years and have always been able to find great items at reduced prices. I found this awesome geometric patterned rug and couldn’t be happier. When I got home, I looked it up online and the same exact rug at Wayfair was 58% higher than what I paid. HOLLA! I couldn’t afford not to buy that rug, right?
That’s how this whole deal got started. My wife found an incredible deal on four very cool dining chairs with nail head detail. We basically got 4 chairs for the price of one new one. Are you a late sleeper? That wont work with yard sales. The die-hard yard sale people are up and out at 7:30AM ready to strike. Get up early and get the coffee pot going and get out there!
Facebook, Craigslist, Mt P/DI Furniture Swap, & the list goes on and on. I’m getting slightly addicted to checking these sites on the daily. But, this is where you get the deals. You have to be stealthy though or someone will snag the best stuff. You could get lucky, everyone and their brother will post that they are next but a ton of people don’t bother to show up or call you back (after they said they’re coming to get it).
It comes down to time. If you have the patience and stay diligent, you can find great deals on just about anything. If you have any recent finds, let me know about them. If your thinking of buying or selling this year please let me know. I personally know an awesome Realtor and know how to get in contact with him at a moments notice.