There, you can easily sweep or vacuum it up. Furniture cleaning is then a breeze, as you often just have to gently wipe down your furniture. Pick up seat cushions when buying furniture. Quality cushions should be heavy. A sofa with heavy cushions should be more expensive but you will not have to replace the cushions anytime soon. If you choose a sofa with some light cushions, expect to spend money again within two years to replace them.You may need to purchase one piece at a time in order to fit it into your budget. Slowly building up the new furniture set is easier for the pocketbook and your back. When purchasing wood furniture, you can get an idea of the quality of the wood by checking the veneers. Look at the corners of the piece of furniture to see how well the veneers match. If the veneers do not match at all, they have been impressed on a piece of fake wood.Educate yourself on the wood used in furniture making. You would hate to overspend on furniture that is made of particle board or veneer rather than solid wood. Even though solid wood is more expensive, it will last a longer than other kinds of wood. Before shopping for furniture, think of how you will transport the piece of furniture. Many furniture stores only offer limited delivery and may charge for delivery.By borrowing a friend's truck, you can pick out your furniture and save a lot of money by transporting it yourself rather than paying delivery charges. Although you may be tempted to buy big, bold furniture with wild or bright colors, save that for decorative pieces that can easily be moved around. If your tastes change, large and oddly colored furniture may be hard to resell. Stay with neutral and classic colors for large and expensive furniture.