PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As a supplier of quality furniture at affordable prices, HomeSav
understands how important staying within a budget is to anybody shopping for home furnishings. This is especially true for new college students, whose budgets can often be described as "shoestring" bordering on "nonexistent."
Luckily for these poor young academics, a recent article by U.S. News
explains how incoming college freshmen can better furnish their living spaces for the next four years without taking out loans or resorting to cardboard and crate furniture.
"Dorm rooms and student apartments offer little room for flexibility," admits Aliza Pulver from HomeSav. "However, that doesn't mean you can't use a small footprint to make a big impact."
First, says the article, college students should check with their universities of choice, as many schools have restrictions on what is and is not acceptable to bring to a dorm residence. Commonly banned items include fire hazards such as microwaves and hot plates and anything that might damage the walls such as posters and hanging clocks. Knowing the dos and don'ts beforehand will save students massive headaches.
Once this is determined, students should join up with their roommates to create a furnishing plan, the article advises. This will help prevent conflicts of style later on during the school year. It can also help prevent two students on budget from unnecessarily doubling up on similar furnishings.
Hand-me-downs should also not be ignored, says the article, and students on a budget should feel no shame in asking for them. Friends, family, and even neighbors may be in possession of items and appliances that they no longer need but which could greatly benefit a student just starting out on their own. Beyond supplying the furnishings themselves, though, acquaintances who have been to college themselves can also offer useful tips to maximize furnishing plans while minimizing budget damage.
Furniture supplier HomeSav offers one such piece of advice to students for free. "Practical all-in-one beds come complete with ample bottom storage for books, bags, shoes and clothing," says the company,"leaving your remaining space for room to breathe and play - and study, of course."
When it comes time to buckle down and go shopping themselves, the article advises college students to start with online sites such as Craigslist, which can offer many cheap (or even free) furnishing treasures to prospective student buyers.
However, the article admits that certain items, such as bedding and mattresses, are better off bought new. For these types of items, specialized shopping apps, discount outlet stores, and coupon clipping can all work to bring down the price of items to well within a student's budgetary means. And, of course, students can always check out HomeSav to find the styles they want at a cheap price without sacrificing quality or taste.
HomeSav's purpose is to make furnishing a home easier and more affordable for their customers. They were founded three and a half years ago by three home buyers who realized how difficult, expensive, and time consuming it was to try and refurnish their homes. To combat this, they created a one-stop furnishing shopping company where customers can find quality furniture at great deals. Today, HomeSav
offer a variety of trendy, unique furnishing choices from a wide and expanding variety of vendors, highlighting a new one each week on their website. They can help anybody find just the style that they need for their home without breaking their budget.