Are you shopping for bedroom furniture on a tight budget? When furniture shopping, knowing where to buy them cheap is often the easiest part of the equation. The biggest problem comes in making sure you actually get what you need. Where many shoppers fail is that they go to their local branch of IKEA or Targets and are immediately conquered when they see a nice design they like. They plunk down their credit card, and when they reach home and install their purchase they find that... Oops! Maybe they should have spent more time looking. Don't forget that not everything needs to be bought new. Sometimes you can buy used pieces of furniture at a garage sale. Be patient and check the classified ads of your newspaper.
Have you considered making your own bedroom furniture? While you probably can't make something big like a bed or a wardrobe, something smaller and simpler like a shelf or a storage bin should be possible. After all, you just need to buy some wooden planks and hammer some nails into them to join the pieces together. So what if the joints aren't quite square? If it bothers you, fill up the gaps with some cheap wood putty. Have you considered making do without that item of furniture? For example, many people never ever consider the idea of sleeping on the floor. Sure, most of us need a mattress. But how many of us really need a bed? While sleeping on a bed is traditional and expected, isn't putting food in your family's bellies more important? You do have a tight budget, right? Now that you know you really need to get something, it is time to set your budget. How much can you afford to spend? Subtract 30% for miscellaneous expenses like taxes, delivery costs and maybe even installation charges.
Now that you have determined what you really need to do and have an amount you can afford to spend, it is time to figure out what kind of furniture is needed and where you can install or place that new piece of furniture. For example, common household items like spare curtains and bedding for the guest room are rarely changed or taken out. You do not want dust to get on them, and you do not want cobwebs and silverfish and other little bugs getting to them either. An airtight container is ideal. For example, there are many cheap large plastic tubs with airtight lids where you can put in mothballs and never worry about for months. They are transparent or translucent so you can see what you have actually put inside them, and they are stackable so you can save space by stacking several containers together. All you need to do is to pick the right sizes so that you can hide them under your bed or put them on top of your existing wardrobe.