Redecorating your home is one of the most fun activities you can do, planning out how you want things to look, browsing Pinterest for inspiration, looking around IKEA for new furnishings and then of course a sprinkle of DIY as it’s all coming together. From start to finish, it’s enjoyable… But what’s not enjoyable is the cost of everything.
Shopping around for things to decorate your home with can quickly become a very expensive hobby and costs add up quickly, but, by moving your shopping experience online, you’ll find that it’s much easier to get what you want without spending an arm and a leg.
Now, we’ve compiled some tips on how shopping online can help you get your dream home design, without breaking open your piggy bank!
Shop Online To Avoid Impulse Buys
First up, when you shop online you can easily avoid increasing your bill, by avoiding impulse buys. When you’re shopping in a store, the store owner has carefully put items in certain places to make you buy more. Whether it’s having popular items near the back of the store, making you walk past other items to buy on the way, or stores having smaller items placed at the checkout to buy.
This means, whenever you shop in a store, you’re going to be tempted to make a few impulse purchases and end up spending more money in the process. But when shopping online, you can avoid being tempted, as more often than not, you can instantly locate and purchase products you want, which will keep you from adding more items to your bill.
Shop Around Before Buying
When you’re shopping in-store, how do you know that you’re getting the best price? To check this, you’d have to spend all day going store to store, to see what your item costs at each location and then revisit the store that had it for the cheapest. Because of this, lot’s of us simply don’t shop around and happily pay whatever the asking price is.
But when you shop online, you can compare the prices of a product almost instantly. Either by looking at price comparison websites, or Google-ing the product you want and quickly looking at the prices on each website. This all makes shopping around for the best price a lot easier and will allow you to always find the best deal.
Online-Only Business Can Do It Cheaper
This is a plain and simple point, for a business to have in-person shops, their overheads are going to be higher, businesses need to pay for store rental, staff costs, as well as transport and storage costs. What this means is that when you shop in person, you’re going to have to pay a bit extra to cover the general expenses of running a store.
This is where online-only companies come into play, where they don’t need to pay the various costs associated with running a store, they can provide their products for a cheaper cost and make the same profit as real shops. For example, if you’re trying to find made to measure roman blinds, you’ll notice online-only businesses can provide their products much cheaper than their high street counterparts.
Save More By Hunting For Discounts
The final way you can really save lots of money by shopping online is discount codes, while in-person stores have a counterpart in coupons, they’re often harder to come by and by simply going to Google and searching “STORE Discount Codes” you can instantly find hundreds of various discount codes you can use.
Even better, there are some sites like Honey, which will automatically scour the web for discount codes and automatically apply the code which will save you the most money, which makes saving money effortless and far easier than saving money in-store.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.