House & garden
There's a reason they say your home is your castle. It's the place you lay your head at night, it's where you raise your family, and it's a space you can call your own. But furnishing and maintaining that castle can sound like an expensive, time-consuming task – unless you know where to start.
Make owning a home a little bit easier by shopping smart! Here are some of our tips for saving money on everything from bed linens and nursery furniture to a new dishwasher or refrigerator.
Know where to shop: You can buy home decor online from specialty shops, department stores and directly from major brands. But before you place an order, it's best to know what you need and where you can find it. Some of the best home and garden stores in Australia include:
- Sheridan Outlet: One of the biggest bed and bath outfitters in the country, Sheridan Outlet doesn't release promo codes too often. They do, however, host clearance sales where you can save up to 50% off huge ranges of items and free standard delivery on most orders.
- Homes N Things: They're true to their name – you can find most small items you need for your home, as well as body care, at Homes N Things. The shop is known for their huge selection of towels, glassware and kitchenware, and you can save up to 50% off select items with Homes N Things coupon codes.
- Catch of the Day: This daily deals site offers discounted prices on everything from bedding sets to home office furniture. If their low prices weren't enough to reel you in, Catch of the Day regularly offers promo codes for free shipping or $10 off select orders.
- Woolworths: Everyone's favourite department store sells all the cookware, small kitchen appliances and tools you need to keep your household running smoothly. You can usually save $20 off an order with a minimum spend or score free delivery with Woolworths promo codes.
Compare prices between stores: Many home stores will sell the same items, and it can pay to shop around. Keep an eye on prices, as well as promotions and coupons specific to different retailers to make sure you get the best deal. You can save over $100 on a KitchenAid stand mixer, for instance, if you know where to look.
Buy seasonal items out of season: It might seem counter-intuitive, but you'll get the best deals on things like outdoor furniture and holiday decorations if you buy them out of season. Most merchants host major clearance sales twice a year (at the end of summer and winter), and you can pick up major deals if you hold off on buying some of those season-specific items until they go on sale.
Sign up for deal alerts: The next time you're looking for wall decor, duvet covers or a new coffee table, make sure you shop smart! It pays to check Buckscoop, and you can save even more time and money if you subscribe to our email alerts. We'll let you know whenever your favourite furniture stores offer deals you can't miss, so you can finally buy that new sofa or dining table without breaking the bank.