How I furnished my house on a budget
When we built our house 7 years ago (where did that time go) we headed straight to Super Amart to furnish our brand new house. Back then Super Amart was relatively new to South Australia and everyone was raving about the stylish yet budget friendly furniture, so naturally we had to check it out. We came from a 1-bedroom unit where we had a very small amount of second hand and barely held together furniture, so it was without a doubt time to go shopping. We loved the prices and styles at Super Amart so much that we ended up furnishing most of our house with their products, including our Silverwood 8 seater dining table, buffet, coffee table, lamp table and lowline tv unit. We then headed back a year later for our black leather king sized bed with coordinating black bedside tables. The prices were fantastic, yet the quality is actually really good. Two kids later and our furniture has stood the test of babies and toddlers, and it is still going strong. Take a look at my 9 piece Silverwood dining setting, still in great condition and still as stylish as they day it was delivered.
I’m also in love with my very solid Silverwood buffet which I use to store my huge collection of cookbooks.
Of course being the bargain hunter I am, we didn’t pay full price for any of our new goodies. We waited until the mid-year sales (exactly 7 years ago) and saved huge amounts of money by adding everything into one package deal, in addition to the generous discounts offered at this time of year. If you need to furnish an entire room or two, I highly recommend going for a package that will give you a discount compared to buying each item separately.
Just like I discovered 7 years ago, mid-year sales are among the best time to snap up amazing bargains, with the discounts often being better than the boxing day sales. Mid year is especially the best time to hit the shops when it comes to big ticket items. So if you are searching for new furniture, now is the time to buy. By purchasing our furniture during the sales we saved huge amounts of money that we could then put towards finishing other parts of our brand new house, like landscaping. The savings can run into the thousands if you are furnishing a few room, who would say no to that?
So what is so great about this sale? Just take a look at some of my favourite picks from this year’s sale below:
The Michelin corner lounge. I love a good leather lounge that has plenty of room for the family to spread out and get comfy. Leather is essential for me; while it may cost a little more up front, it is without a doubt the best option with kids. Leather can easily be wiped clean, so it doesn’t matter if anything gets spilt on the lounge. This stunning lounge was $4299.95, but is reduced to $3499, a massive $800.95 saving.
The Clouds 4 piece bedroom set. I’m loving any grey and white combination right now, and this white bedroom suite is the perfect fit for a grey bedroom teamed with copped and matt black accessories. The set includes a queen sized bed, two bedside tables and a 4 drawer chest. This suite was $1699, but is reduced to $1499.
A new bedroom suite calls for a new mattress, and luckily Super Amart have that covered too with up to $1000 off brand name mattresses. A good mattress is worth every cent, after all we spend around 8 hours each and every single night laying on it. The Posturepedic Aspire Ultra Plush mattress in queen size would be a perfect match for the Clouds bedroom suite, and is reduced to $1799 from $2399.95, a $600.95 saving.
Summer is without a doubt my favourite time of year, and our family loves to spend warm summer days and evenings enjoying our backyard (Is there an Australian family that doesn’t). I love my outdoor lounge, but it’s also great to team it with an outdoor table to enjoy dining outside. The Barbosa 11 piece outdoor package contains both and is amazing value considering what’s included. You get a 4 piece corner outdoor lounge setting complete with coffee table, plus a 7 piece dining setting. The entire 11 piece set is $1999, reduced from $2199. What a bargain.
If you love the look of these savings but your style is a little different to mine, there is a huge range of discounted products available, including up to $800 off lounges, up to $500 off bedroom suites, over $1600 off selected package deals (these are great value), free inner spring mattresses with selected queen beds, up to $1000 off brand name mattresses and up to $699 off selected outdoor furniture.
So if your house is in need of a makeover, now is the time with the Super Amart mid-year stocktake sale running from the 20th of May through to the 14th June. This sale is seriously massive, overall there is $50 million in furniture, bedding and outdoor reduced. If you prefer to buy the products now and put the money toward something else for the time being, you can pay for your purchases on 60 months zero deposit and zero interest finance. Happy bargain hunting!