Preteens can picky. They know exactly what they want and often refuse to settle for anything different. Shopping for a picky preteen may seem frustrating and expensive, but when it comes to a bedroom, there are ways to please a preteen and save money. It all boils down to knowing where to shop.
Catalogs are a wonderful starting point when shopping for a preteen bedroom. One of the best catalogs is by a company called The Lakeside Collection. Lakeside offers the latest trends at discount prices. Whether your preteen is looking for a eye catching bedding set or wall decals, you’ll find great items without spending a fortune. The only thing to be wary of is the high shipping prices. Of course, Lakeside isn’t the only catalog that can capture the interest of a preteen. There are much more expensive catalogs out there and they are a great place to get ideas from. Which leads us to the next tip.
Catalogs can make anyone drool, but the prices aren’t always as appealing as the products. There’s no need to worry though. Most catalog items can be found on eBay. This means that your preteen can pick and choose the items they like in catalogs and then you can shop through auctions for the best deals. If you’re a savvy eBay bidder, you may be able to get some items for close to nothing.
Some preteens may not like the idea of shopping at thrift stores, but thrift stores can be a great way to save money. Thrift stores often have brand new items at a fraction of the retail price and they can be a great place to find items to redecorate. For example, you may find a desk that is the wrong color, but the perfect size for a bedroom. A preteen will be more apt to like the desk if she knows she can redecorate it with a funky paint job and new hardware.
Discount Department Stores
Walmart, Big Lots, Kmart and other discount department stores are a great place to shop for basics, such as sheets and storage accessories. Most stores carry items in trendy colors that are sure to be a hit with your preteen. Best of all, if you shop around the beginning of the school year, you can find some awesome deals on just about everything your preteen will need for her bedroom.