When is the best time to buy furniture?
If you’re in the market for that perfect sectional or sofa, January and July are the best time to buy furniture. Sofas are typically on sale in January ranging from 30-70% off. You can find a perfect performance fabric sofa or an outdoor dining set at reduced rates. The best time to buy furniture is in the middle of the winter or the middle of the summer because furniture retailers roll out new collections in February and August.
Why buy in January or July ?
One of the main reasons that January and July are the best reasons to buy is because most retailers roll out brand new furniture sets in February and August. Right before they introduce new collections, Furniture Retailers generally need to make space on the showroom floor. In January, post-Christmas and New Year’s is the one of the best times to buy because they are last year’s styles and inventory. Another reason it’s so great to buy is because people don’t like moving new furniture into their homes in the middle of winter. Less people buying sofas means more discounts for you to take advantage of. If you want some great deals, go furniture shopping in January, just be careful on the snow and ice. Expect to see sales ranging from 20-70% off.
July is another great time to buy because it’s one of the hotter months out of the year. When it’s so nice out, people are traveling or living most of there after work life in the outdoors. When August rolls around, new furniture styles hit the floor running! If you can make a purchase before then, expect to savings between 20-70% off as well.
Buy a Floor Model
There are other ways to save on furniture besides buying them in January and July. One of the most common furniture store savings practices is buying a floor model. There is some slight risk involved with buying a floor model though. When buying a floor model, always inspect the furniture first. These floor models are used and have a little wear to them, but you can still find those gems among all the used furniture.
When buying a floor model, it’s important to document the furniture you have bought. Take a picture of the sofa from several angles. This will ensure that the sofa is in the same condition in the store when it arrives at your home. The last thing you need is to buy a floor model that has a broken leg, ripped fabric, or has been damaged during delivery.
Why buy new ? - Reupholster your sofa
Another great option is refreshing the sofa you already own with new fabric. Sometimes this can be cheaper than buying a brand new piece. Find a local upholsterer near you to quote an upholstery job. Depending on the condition of your furniture, the upholstery professional can accurately assess if your furniture is worth reupholstering. It all depends on the quality of the frame.
There are a ton of ways to save money on furniture. It all depends on the direction you want to take. Thanks for reading - David