Every time you are expecting a new member in the family, you always have to prepare yourself to buy furniture and in about 6 months, the child will have out grown your intensive investment. You have to make another investment to be able to sustain their growth and match their increased demands. It is a sad and financially intensive experience that definitely makes matters really hard for you given that over the next couple of years this will be the story of your life. The unfortunate thing about furniture for kids is that it does not have a high resale value so that means you would have to sell at a more significant loss.
However, this does not have to be the case. With a little advice and more meticulous buying, you should be able to get furniture that your kids will be able to use for longer. It will save you more money while serving your kids for longer. Here are some ideas that you should try to implement to get furniture that grows with your children.
Go for affordable and sturdy
When buying furniture for kids and especially one that you hope will be able to survive for long, the rule of thumb is to pick one that you believe will be able to handle the man handling as well as severe wear and tear. With that in mind, you do not want something that is too costly since they are not known to be very long lasting. Also you need to allow the child to have his freedom in their room and thinking that you left them with that customized cot that is worth more than $3,000 might make you uneasy forcing you to limit the freedom of the child. Instead go for furniture that is affordable, strong and has multiple uses like preschool tables and chairs.
Focus on the essentials
This is a fact that many parents might agree is usually a problem. Most kids value space more than furniture and as they grow, their demand for space increases. When getting furniture even for a themed kid’s room, you should center your focus on the beds, dresser, bookshelf and a nightstand. Those are the essentials and if you make your choices right, you can but an adjustable bed, and the rest might not need to be changed for quite some time as the child grows. It is not a good idea to buy too many pieces that crowd the child’s space.
Compare and contrast
It is hard to fend off impulsive buying. But, for the sake of your finances and even the child, you might want to really put up a fight. Always make sure you compare and contrast from the different stores. Work around the pricing and the quality of build that you are getting and see if there are any bargains that you can take advantage of. You can also ask for some help from friends and family who have bought furniture for kids before. This way you are able to get some much needed insight.
Buying furniture for kids is hard enough. Having to buy it while projecting and anticipating their growth makes matters even harder. Which is why you have to make sure that you have the proper tips to help you along the way and ensure that you make the right choice in the process.