Moving on a budget- Part 3
Posted at 2:37 AM by I am THAT Lady: Lauren
I just had to share with you what an easy transition this has been into our new house. Talk about crazy though. Friday we closed on our house. Friday and Saturday my husband spent both days putting in our new kitchen floor. Sunday we moved in with our kids. Monday both our kids came down with the hand, foot, and mouth virus, making them both pretty miserable. Tuesday I find out we are pregnant with baby #3. Tonight I sit on the floor of a hotel room in Niagra Falls, NY while my daughter is sleeping. I came here tonight with her to go to a family reunion. It has been a whirlwind of a week, but God is in the whirlwind for sure!
Here is my last post on Moving on a Budget. I saved this one for last because we truly did get “LUCKY” or what I say as “Blessed” by these finds. Most of our ceiling fixtures needed to get replaced in our new house. We weren’t in a hurry to do them and figured that we would wait around to get a great sale. God didn’t make us wait too long. My husband was going into Lowe’s to get some blinds for our sons room and he happen to walk by a table full of clearance lighting fixtures. They were still pretty expensive, but he has learned to ask someone if they can give him a better price. We always say “the worst they can say is no.” When he asked the manager of the department what he could do for us, he gave us the DEAL of the century! I have to tell you that there was no planning or anything in this purchase. There was only the exact right timing, not planned by us, and a ton of God’s blessing on this purchase. We spent a total of $50 on 4 lighting fixtures, the total retail on these fixtures was over $400!!. Here they are….
Originally price @ $200.00
-Sold to us for $25.00!! ( No you are not seeing that wrong, really $25!!!)
On on the left originally $140.00
-Sold to us for $10.00
One on the right originally $100.00
-Sold to us for $10.00
And, one similiar to this one for $5.00
I can’t tell you how to get these types of deals. The only thing that I can tell you are these points:
- Shopping at Walmart is not always the cheapest way. Shop the clearance racks at “more expensive” stores to get the BEST deals.
- Always ask a manager if they can go down on the clearance price, the worst they could say is “NO”.
- Wait until you find the perfect item on sale before you make the purchase. Patience is key to good deals.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my great finds to decorate my new house. I hope that you can see how shopping at the “more expensive” stores, can actually be less expensive than you thought!