We all want to save a few pennies when making a purchase as important as furniture, so when is the best time to buy? We’ll let you in on a secret, it’s now!
1. Sales Sales Sales
The furniture industry tends to do a big seasonal stock change bi-annually. At the end of winter for the new Spring / Summer collections, and at the end of summer for the new Autumn / Winter collections. So, you want to shop in the month immediately before the new lines, when clearance sales are happening. It’s a no-brainer.
2. Full stock
It’s no secret that the summer tends to be the quieter months for furniture sales, with the heat, holidays and school children at home. So take advantage of avoiding that “Sorry we’re out of stock in your favourite fabric” , while avoiding the crowds in a month when all the choice will be yours.
3. Take advantage of the weather
Imagine yourself in the middle of January; snow, hail and rain coming down on your brand new sofa as you try and navigate from shop to van, van to home, slipping on the ice, getting soaked… it seems simple, but do it in the sunshine and avoid all the difficulty!
4. Garden Parties and the good old British Summer BBQ
Number 4 is short and sweet. Summer is when you have the most active social life with long evenings and sunny days. Use the excuse of new garden furniture to get everyone round for a barbie.
5. Avoid the stress
Last but not least, people have the most time on their hands in the summer (mostly because there are LITERALLY more hours in the day). You have more time to shop, more time to choose, more time to decorate and more time to enjoy your new purchase.
Now get out there and get looking!
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