Benefits of Upholstery Glasgow

Man sitting on sofa that has undergone upholstery Glasgow

If your furniture is a little worse for wear or looking a little lacklustre you may be exploring options for purchasing replacements. This can be a bit of a daunting task considering the cost of brand new furniture. You may feel a lot of pressure, especially when buying something pricey such as a new sofa. If you have a sofa that was bought several years ago then it is likely it is much better quality than the mass produced furniture available today. Therefore choosing upholstery Glasgow as an alternative to buying a brand new sofa could save you time, money and hassle.

 

How Much Upholstery Glasgow Costs

The cost of upholster Glasgow is generally influenced by size, style, fabric and whether or not your furniture is antique. You can expect you spend at least a couple of hundred pounds on a professional upholstery Glasgow project. However it should be able to keep costs below the price of a brand new sofa. Bearing in mind that this is an investment that is a great price for what will appear to be entirely new furniture. Also as furniture is not made as well today as it was in previous years you will most likely need to renew your sofa in a few years’ time. Therefore is you already own durable, reliable sofas and chairs, having them re-upholstered could be a better investment long term.

Man completing upholstery Glasgow

Upholstery Glasgow is better for the Environment

Building furniture brand new has a detrimental impact on the environment. It takes much more CO2 to build a new piece of furniture than it does to refurbish your old piece. Plus if your sofa is in great working condition apart from the outer material or perhaps it is just the design of the sofa you no longer want, then it is wasteful to throw away.  By investing in upholstery Glasgow you are helping to reduce the effects of global warming. It also helps save our plants, trees and forests which all contributes to saving endangered species.

Upholstery Glasgow is Hassle Free

Choosing to have your sofa reupholstered will actually be a lot more convenient than buying an entirely new sofa. When buying a new sofa you will have to try several different stores, looking at different options such as style, size, fabric, and colour. You will want to sit on the sofa to ensure that it is comfortable so looking online is really only for inspiration. More often than not people find something they love that is so different from their living room design that they end up having to decorate. Or they end up taking months to find something remotely suitable. Alternatively you can research upholsterers online. All you need to find is a fabric and an accredited upholsterer.

A leather sofa back which has undergone upholstery Glasgow

How to Save Money So That You Can Spend More at Christmas

Image of money being planted in the garden as a play on how to save

After the Christmas and New Year festivities are over, most people are left with a hollow, sinking feeling caused by the amount of money spent over December. It is difficult to avoid using credit to pay for the holiday season however by setting a saving plan early on in the year will help avoid such a huge financial sting in January. Follow this guide for advice on how to save money for Christmas.

 

Start Early

The last thing you want to think about Christmas 2018 when Christmas 2017 has barely finished. You’ve probably had enough turkey, chocolate and prosecco to last you until autumn, however by starting your savings plan early on you will make things much easier for your future self. The earlier you start saving, the less you will have to put aside each month. Plus it is likely in January you will still have a hold of all your Christmas gift receipts, you can take a note of what you spent on each person this year and work out how much you need to save by November next year.

Shopping Mall after Christmas and a way to save

Setting a Budget

If you are on an extremely tight budget you might consider setting yourself a stricter budget per person and only gifting those who gift you. All of these things can help you avoid using credit again next Christmas. Make a list of family and friends who gave you a gift this year or who you absolutely must give a gift to. Allocate an amount for each person and base it on your current salary. Wishful thinking is no use when it comes to financial planning. Considering that you may want to start buying your Christmas presents in November, you will only have ten months to save. Therefore if you save £30 each month you will have £300 to spend by November.

 

Commit To Saving

The idea is to treat this as a necessity. Just because you have relied on credit every year doesn’t mean that you can do that forever. Focus on the relief it will bring you not having an extra several hundred pounds on your credit card next January. Be realistic when setting your savings amount, there is no point in aiming too high and giving up. If you really aren’t sure what you can save, put a couple of pounds into a jar each week and build from there.

Christmas presents wrapped up

Hit the New Year Sales to Save

One of the best times to Christmas shop is in January. All the left over wrapping paper, cards, crackers, decorations, trees, and novelty gifts will be reduced in January as the stores want them gone. Take advantage of this and hit the sales. Pick up all the necessities that you would usually buy last minute. It’s amazing how much these little things add up to.

 

Extra Ways of Saving

Over the course of the year you should have a huge clear out of old clothes, furniture and unwanted gifts. Anything in next to new condition can probably be sold online. Not only does this help tidy your home but you could earn a bit more money and put it directly to your Christmas savings. Also if you have a group of friends or colleagues who usually get gifts for each other why not try a secret Santa instead? If you already do a secret Santa try lowering the budget to £5 or £10.