Summary: There are several ways you can save money without having to purchase entirely new household items.
When your furniture starts to get old and cracked, you’ll immediately think about getting a replacement. However, this can cost you an exorbitant amount of money, regardless of where you purchase the item. This is where refurbishing your furniture can come into play.
Throw Away What Can’t be Fixed
You’ll want to start by tossing furniture pieces that simply cannot be fixed. You’ll likely end up in a worse situation if you try to repair something that’s about to shatter. You’re basically throwing away money at this point. Take any item that’s beyond repair and designate it to a pile. Then, you can take a closer look at the piece and determine whether or not it should be thrown away.
Start with the Cushions and Work Your Way Up
When you’re looking to replace your furniture, you’ll want to start small. Things like couch cushions or sofa cushions are easily replaceable, but you need to make sure the covers have a zipper opening that you can take out the old piece from.
There are numerous places where you can purchase cheap foam, which beats paying for an entire new set of couch cushions. Moreover, replacing them is an easy process that requires no more than 30 minutes out of your day – depending on how many cushions you have and what you’re replacing. Be careful that you measure each seat appropriately so you don’t purchase the wrong size and end up dealing with the hassles of the return process.