Are you being smart with your money when it come to buying furniture?

Are you being smart with your money when it come to buying furniture?

When my 7 siblings and I cleaned my parent’s house after their passing, the solid wood timeless pieces of furniture were the ones we all fought over. The only furniture that stood up to 8 kids beating on them for years and years.

We seem to have a fascination with “disposable” furniture, you know the brands.

Being frugal doesn’t mean saving money it means spending wisely. Some things you buy cheap now, actually cost you more in the long run.

Do you buy good solid dining chairs that can be repaired, sanded and stained or cheap chairs that can be broken down and thrown in the trash after a few years?

People are asking me why dining chairs are so expensive. We have solid wood Canadian dining chairs starting at $278, why would you invest in a $200 chair with poor glue, wood products, etc. that might last 3-5 years.

Buying an inexpensive mattress or sofa that you sit on everyday will make you miserable in a few years because it looks lumpy, springs are shot and the cushions have sagged.

Instead of a brand name or label put your money towards longevity, energy efficient and low cost of ownership over time.

Do some research and don’t always rely on bad reviews. Many good Canadian furniture manufacturers are proud of their commitment to quality craftsmanship and green manufacturing. Even if it means that their prices are a little higher.

Buy quality, it may end up being an heirloom that your family will treasure for generation to come.