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Buying Baby Furniture On A Frugal Budget - Articles Surfing
Young Parents are naturally excited about their first born, and they are usually eager to fix up the Baby's Room or Baby Nursery, and tend to over spend on Baby Furniture. When you are young and inexperienced you tend not to think of how expensive Baby Furniture can be. As a Mom of six kids I know how exciting a newborn baby can be, however you need to be Frugal as Young Parents if you are on a budget.
As Young Parents, you should make a list of the Baby Furniture that you MUST have and a separate list of Baby Items you would simply like to have. It is the MUST Have items you need to consider first when it comes to buying Baby Furniture! First and foremost, you will need a Baby Crib, Baby Dresser, and perhaps a Diaper Changing Table.
As far as a Diaper Changing Table goes perhaps you can find a nice used Baby Changing Table that has been well taken care of. Maybe you will decide to do like most experienced Parents, and change your baby's diapers on your bed instead of using a Diaper Changing Table.
I hope I have gotten your attention and maybe you are starting to think more about prioritizing your Shopping List for the Baby Furniture you will actually need and use. Please, do not let the Sales People talk you into financing expensive Baby Furniture that could possibly cause financial difficulties down the road. Be Frugal and save money where you can on your Baby Furniture needs.
From my experience as a Mom I will make a few suggestions of what I think you really need as far as Baby Furniture goes.
I will agree on a Baby Crib; however I suggest you buy a used Baby Crib because you will only use it for a few short months. It would be better if you spend less on a Baby Crib and use the money you saved to buy a well made Baby Bed later on, which will be used for a much longer period of time. Baby Beds can be very expensive however you can afford a higher quality bed if you shop around, or choose to buy a lightly used Baby Bed that suits your Baby Nursery Decor.
You will want to spend money on a Baby Dresser to hold all of the neat Baby Clothes and other Baby Items. If you bought the Baby Bed used maybe you will have saved enough money to buy a Baby Dresser that closely matches your Baby Bed. If you start shopping early you may find a used matching Baby Bed and Dresser Set. Shop wisely and save money while decorating your Baby Nursery.
I am going to suggest that you invest in a sturdy Rocking Chair, because all Babies love to be rocked and a Rocking Chair is almost mandatory. If at all possible either buy a rocker on sale or possibly a used rocker with little wear will do just fine. I personally like to buy used Name Brand Baby Furniture that just needs a little clean-up or possible a coat of paint to make it look new again. I guess that is why I am called The Frugal Mom!
A great way to save on Baby Furniture to go into your Baby Nursery, or Baby Room, is to shop the local discount stores, second hand furniture stores, newspaper classifieds, or you can possibly buy used Baby Furniture from Friends and Relatives.
You will want to check used Baby Furniture for scratches, dents, sharp edges, lead paint if it is older furniture (antique) that has been refinished, and also check for missing pieces and parts. You may also want to check on the internet to see if there has been a manufacturer's recall on certain Baby Furniture Items you may be looking to buy used.
When it comes to buying Baby Furniture you need to use common sense and shop around. Remember to think thrifty; however you will also need to keep your Babies Safety in mind.
I would like to share with all Young Parents one of my all time favorite places on earth to shop for all of my Baby Items whether it be a Big Ticket Item such as Baby Furniture, or consumables such as Baby Diapers, or Baby Wipes.
What is my Big money saving secret?
I will tell you in just two words - Ebay Auctions!
I have been saving tons of money for a long time now by shopping Online through Ebay Auctions.
You can buy just about anything you can think of when it comes to your Baby Furniture and it is much less than buying it in the Mall or at a Furniture Stores. You can also save on Baby Strollers, Baby Beds, High Chairs, Baby Bedding, and many other Baby Items.
Most Ebay Sellers are very honest when representing their Used Baby Items as well as New Baby Items. Just remember to read all auctions thoroughly so there will be NO misunderstandings later.
Keep in mind that Babies can get quite expensive, and there will be many Baby Items other than Baby Furniture that you MUST Budget for. So be a Smart Shopper and you will save lots of money on all your Baby's needs on Ebay.
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