Taking care of a home can be an expensive endeavor. From furniture and appliances to home repairs and decor, there are a lots of ways to bust your budget. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to save, too. The deals, specials and coupons you find on this page will keep your house -- and your bank account -- looking good.
Finding the Best Appliance Deals
You might think the holiday shopping season is all about electronics and toys, but it turns out December is actually one of the best times to buy both small and large home appliances. Be sure to check Best Buy and Costco when shopping for appliance package deals, as they actually tend to have better prices than most of the home appliance stores. December is also a great time to find deals on gas grills.
Finding the Best Furniture Deals
If you’re in the market for new furniture or a cheap mattress, be sure to shop the summer sales. Typically, Memorial Day offers killer mattresses deals, while June and July are better for sofas, tables, beds, etc. In terms of where to buy, you could go the Ikea cheap furniture route, but Sears and Sears Outlets tend to have some of the best furniture discounts. Also, don’t rule out Amazon. They have so much to choose from that it’s not hard to find an amazing deal. (Amazon is also a great place to find small appliance and vacuum cleaner deals, by the way.) The summer months are also great for buying dishes, home decor and new carpeting. However, if it’s bedding and other linens that you’re after, you’ll likely find better deals during “white sales” in January.