Setting Up Your New Home on a Budget

When many young families and first home buyers put house and land packages together with any of our builder partners at Geraldton Heights Estate, they have the opportunity to set up their new homes just the way they want. However, many young families and first home buyers are working within a tight budget.

Setting Up Your New Home on a Budget

Luckily, there are a lot of great resources for setting up a home on a budget and making it one you enjoy living in. Also, remember that you are just getting started. If you want to eventually set your home up with new or expensive furnishings, you can do that gradually as you are able to afford it. In the meantime, here are some ways to set up your new home without spending an arm and a leg.


We know that a lot of people may not like the idea of putting used furniture into a new home, but you can find great bargains on Gumtree. Better yet, you can often find perfectly good furnishings in the freebie section. Furnishings such as chairs, sofas and coffee tables show up in the freebies on a regular basis. Gumtree is a great place to start.

Need vs Want

Make a list of what you want and what you actually need. For example, you will need a bed, a sofa, a dining room table and chairs. You may want a giant LCD TV and entertainment center. Or, you may want to have a new, high-quality living room, bedroom or dining room ensemble. Get what you need now and put what you want on the “wish list”.

Ask for It

Don’t be afraid to ask friends and relatives if they have any used furnishings they don’t need. Tell everyone you know what you need. Social media is great for this.

Call Geraldton Heights Estate

With land blocks starting at $129,000, house and land packages at Geraldton Heights Estate fit any budget. Call (08) 9301 4445.