Furnishing A Holiday Home – Those people lucky enough to own a holiday home face the difficulty of having two houses to furnish and decorate. If the two properties are anywhere near each other, there is sometimes the temptation to use the holiday home as a dumping ground for pieces of furniture and other items that you no longer like enough to have in your main home.
It’s a shame when this happens as the holiday home becomes a bit of a second hand furniture depot and doesn’t look as pleasing to the eye as it would if it were decorated and furnished for its own sake.
Often, this is seen as a cost-saving exercise – why throw away perfectly functional furniture after all? This is true, but there are often lots of furniture sales on – both online and on the high street, and you can find some great pieces of furniture at bargain prices. In particular, it’s worth looking out for clearance sofa offers as these can be where you find really good discounts.
And if your conscience pricks you about getting rid of your old furniture, then there are ways around this. Find a local charity that accepts old furniture and redistributes it to those families in need. The charity will send out a van to collect from your door and so there’s no effort required on your part. If you don’t have a charity that does this in your area, you can always take a quick photo of whatever you have to give away, and put it on a giveaway site or ebay. There’s not really money to be made in second-hand furniture, so you might find they go more quickly if you just mark them as ‘free to the person who can collect.’