1. Consider a part time job. When we purchased our first home I got a part time job at Pottery Barn. I didn’t work there for the $8/hr but worked there for the discount! I saved every paycheck and used what I made to virtually furnish our 2200 sq ft house. We bought a floor model sectional sofa for 80% off retail, a 6ft mirror for $60- marked down from $400 and so much more! Many major retailers will hire seasonal or part time help and offer massive discounts. Don’t forget the discount can often apply to sister stores as well- in my case I also got 40% off at PB Kids, Williams Sonoma and West Elm.
scratch and dent outlets. We bought a mattress for 75% off because there was a small tear in the fabric from a box cutter. It was brand new and in otherwise excellent condition.