Budgeting for a New Full Size Platform Bed?
Budgeting for a new platform bed: Three painless ways to save
In our parents’ and grandparents’ generation, saving was a way of life. “Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without,” is an old New England saying.
But life is different in many ways now: there are more “norms” that Americans expect to live up to. It’s no longer a luxury to have two vehicles in a family with two adults, it’s the norm. Saving for a summer vacation or new entertainment center doesn’t happen as often anymore, but it is still possible.
What does it take to save? These three tools will help you painlessly save up the money you need for your new bed: whether it’s a full platform or a double. And won’t you sleep more soundly knowing that your new platform bed is completely paid for?
Tip #1: Do your research.
As we’ve discussed in previous posts, determining the size of your new platform bed is extremely important. Placement, sleeping habits, and the space in your bedroom all factor into this decision. Take a little time upfront to research: what do you specifically want in your next bed? Does it matter to you to have a full platform bed with storage, for instance? If so, you can easily narrow down your selections, saving time as well as money.
Tip #2: Pay your bedroom first.
You’ve heard the term, “pay yourself first,” right? Well, in this case, we’re going to set up a separate account to pay for our new full size platform bed first. Before going out to dinner, rounding up the kids to go to an amusement park, or spending $60 on snacks at the movies; take a little time to figure out how much of a bed you’re budgeting for. After that, it’s easy to make a quick plan to determine how many weeks you’ll need to set money aside for your purchase.
Tip #3: Don’t overpay for shipping!
Many online retailers offer platform beds in various sizes and styles. But at Amazon.com, we offer completely free shipping, all the time. Shipping costs for a bed can be quite high, and we’re proud to pass this significant savings on to you.
Congratulations on the new addition to your family!
At Platform Bed Expert we know how much a good night’s sleep affects your entire day and how much you’re going to love your new platform bed. So much, you’ll probably consider it a member of the family.
This blog will provide you with useful, time-saving information, facts and trivia about beds and sleep habits, and education about the various types and styles of platform beds. Whether you choose to buy from us, or someone else, we want to be your “go to” source of information.
For instance, did you know that platform full bed with drawers are one of the most popular types? Extra storage is just one of the great attributes that platform beds offer.
We’ll also use this blog to talk about style and décor: whether purchasing a modern platform bed, or something more at home in a country-styled room, we’ll share design advice and expertise, taking the guesswork out of setting up or re-styling your bedroom.