Furnishing your home is one of the most exciting things but the cost of moving alone can stretch your budget to its limits and what’s left over might not be enough. When this happens, you've got to be resourceful and find ways around it.

For instance, you should start with the basics then work your way up. Don’t feel you need to fully furnish every room at the same time, take it all step-by-step and your home will come together in the end. 

Let family and friends know you have a new home too - you’ll be surprised by how many people are keen to help when they hear the news. Whether it’s housewarming gifts, hand-me-downs, or unwanted items, it all adds up!

There are also websites that offer second-hand goods such as:

There are lots of charities and organisations who can support with furniture items too – check out our factsheet here.