They've decided to upgrade, and it can cost a lot of money to hire someone to get rid of the older piece. Take advantage of these situations. Believe it or not, it is much cheaper to purchase furniture at the end of the month. Most furniture companies make decisions toward the end of the month on which lines of furniture they will continue to use and which they will get rid of. The ones they are trying to get rid of are sold at a greatly discounted prices.You want whatever you buy to be used by your family for a long time. It is not a cheap endeavor to replace furniture pieces, so you want quality items that will last over time. Metal or hardwood will usually last for a really long time. Choose the right fabric for the location and use of your furniture. If a piece of furniture is going to face heavy use and traffic, do not buy a costly or delicate fabric, as you will replace it sooner than you like.Children can be easily hurt by falling or bumping into glass table corners. The glass can also be broken and your children could be seriously injured. Glass coffee table tops also show fingerprints easily, so you will constantly need to clean the glass. Do not follow fashion trends when purchasing furniture. Look for items that will still look stylish years from now unless you want to entirely redecorate your home when your furniture goes out of style.Remember that you will quickly get bored with furniture that is too colorful or too trendy. Flea Markets can be a great place to find unique pieces of furniture. Although, because there is such a huge variety of different items to see, you really want to take your time looking around. If you don't, you could miss that perfect piece of furniture. The nice thing about flea markets is that you can always bargain for a lower and better price.