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  • Writer's pictureTanya Louise

Home: How To Furnish Your First Home Without Stress

Moving out for the first time can be quite a nerve-wrecking prospect.

That said, it often heralds a new chapter in our lives and allows us to grow as a person. It's great opportunity and one most of us look forward to, but it can require a lot of hard work, planning and effort, but you've got this, right? and it's the first step to the future you dream of (even if you have to work a few jobs to get it right, not to mention save up, this is normal). 

However, it’s the material things that you'll probably be focusing on. Setting up a home can be stressful and costly so it’s not uncommon for us to start from quite simple means. A new home may be furnished to some capacity if you rent but if you buy, you could be starting completely from scratch. Truth is, until you fill it with the things you love, it’s rarely going to feel like home just yet.

Here's my advice on how to keep the process simple, and help you settle in your new home.

Use Excellent Furnishing Stores

Do not be afraid to use excellent furnishing stores that can help you get equipped in no time at all, and for a competitive price. The professionals over at are known for their reliable service, worthwhile catalogue of products, great warranties and also perfectly designed furniture for any new home. Sure it might be cheaper to buy some items used, but if you want items that can stand the test of time and are yours from new, this is the first place you should look.

Look To Reseller Sites

It can be that through second-hand stores or auction houses such as eBay, Gumtree, Shpock and other selling apps, you are able to find items that you may not have found elsewhere. Ensure if possible that you inspect the quality before picking an item up, and ask about its history. The last thing you need when trying to settle into your new home is for your table to collapse or your used toaster to blow up. However, these sites can often help you bag a great bargain if you search wisely.

Family & Friends

Calling on the help of family and friends can be a massive and worthwhile assistance in helping you get set up. It might be that your Grandmother has a beautiful set of chairs she’s trying to get rid of, or unneeded furniture that has only been stored in a garage for the last year. You might ask your parent for the beautiful picture she had adorning the hallway outside of your bedroom to help you fill the new home with memories of your childhood. You’d be surprised just how often and how much your family are willing to help, if you ask them nicely.

With these tips, hopefully you should be able to furnish your new home and settle in in no time.

Love Tx


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