How to decorate and where to buy
Fall is ripe for new classes, new assignments and new stuff to buy. Whether you’re moving into a house or an already-furnished apartment or you just bought a house built in 1929 with its original, barely intact furniture, there is no substitute for cheap places to buy home furnishings.
Savers: A common stop for the cheapest of used furniture. Located on 695 S. Broadway St. this store has everything from $10 couches to used microwaves.
No Place Like Home – Used Furniture Store: Located on 3550 Arapahoe Ave., this store has everything for all of your used furniture needs.
Candy’s Vintage Clothing: Looking for that new “old-school” fall wardrobe? Look no further than Candy’s Vintage Clothing & Costumes on 4483 N. Broadway St.
Target: Although the Target, located at 2800 Pearl St., may run out of most of their stock near the beginning of the school year, it is a one-stop shop for your entire home furnishing needs.
Shopping for furniture on the Internet may not be the smartest idea. You may end up spending more money on shipping than buying the actual sofa. Furniture aside, the Internet is a good resource for finding neat gadgets to line your walls.
Amazon.com: This Web site houses one of the largest collections of products to buy online. Not only can you buy groceries, but you can buy used textbooks here too.
EBay.com: What better place to get used stuff than online auctions? eBay is the granddaddy of them all, but buy wisely and beware of scammers.
Half.com: Half.com is a sister-site of eBay where you can find pretty much anything that eBay has without all the hassle of waiting for the auction to finish.
Overstock.com: The “O” is the place to go for a cheap variety of stuff. Overstock even sells and ships furniture right from their Web site.
Craigslist.org: Simple and effective, you can find almost anything at this Web site, from legal services, to used furniture, to information about community events.
Decorating with various budgets
The following are three different ways to furnish your pad with three different price ranges. A nickel marks this item as being dirt-cheap, a dime is a bit pricier, and a quarter is for those with a little extra dough to spend.
The Living Room:
Nickel: Go to Savers and buy furniture – it’s the cheapest you’re going to get.
Dime: If you want to get really fancy, check out some of the furniture here at Overstock.com.
Quarter: For something a little more on the pricey side check out Marisol Imports located on the corner of 9th and Pearl streets in Boulder. Marisol specializes in Mexican and southwest style rugs and furniture. Check ’em out at www.marisolimports.com
Nickel: Furnishing your kitchen is easy to do. Just stop by a Target, Safeway or any other fine grocery store. These will often have much-needed kitchen supplies for very good prices.
Dime: Check out Bed Bath and Beyond for some pricier items. Although some of their stock can cost a lot of cash, the store usually has good deals on some of their cheaper kitchen supplies.
Quarter: If you want to break the bank on a full kitchen set, check out Crate & Barrel located at the FlatIron Crossing mall in Broomfield for a slew of interesting and useful kitchen tools, as well as various other items for around the house.
Nickel: Although the bedroom should never be without its comforts, a money-saving way to find bedroom supplies, or any other kind of supplies for that matter, is on the Craigslist.org Web site.
Dime: For good deals on bedroom supplies, including mattresses and pads, check out Absolute Comfort On Sale.
Quarter: If you want to get a little crazy in the bedroom area, try the modern contemporary style of Motif.
Other interesting places to buy odds and ends:
For decorating your walls with all sorts of interesting posters and paintings try allposters.com .
For all of your discount technology needs, take a look at newegg.com.
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