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Checklist for Furniture Shopping

For months and months I’ve been complaining that my bedroom is a wreck. Jay and I have collected a hodge podge of furniture through the years and that basically results in a bedroom that looks like a college dorm. Our living room couch is also pretty uncomfortable so we’ve been meaning to replace it. So we finally decided to go furniture shopping. I used this checklist of course because as you know — I don’t do anything without a list!

1. Know What You Need: With all the furniture that we’ve acquired we’ve also gotten used to having a lot of extra space for our clothes. This is very important when you’re looking for new furniture – you must have a clear picture of what kind of space and storage you will need. I mean, when it came to updating our garden in the summer, one thing that we knew we needed was log stores, to help keep our wood dry and aired. As we had a clear idea in mind as to what we needed, this made the decision easier. I guess a similar process goes for furniture shopping too. Also make a list of the pieces you are looking to buy so you don’t get confused in the store or even buy more than you need to, which you sure would if you decide to stop for furniture, somewhere similar to Driscolls Antiques or any other retail store. Read more