Setting up your London home on a budget 

Setting up your London Home on a Budget

If you are moving house particularly from overseas or moving from a furnished property to an unfurnished property than the chances are you are going to have to buy things for your new home.

So where are the best places to get what you need without bursting the budget.

Budget shops for setting up a home Budget Stores that will help set your home up cheaply

The following stores are good value for money stores for products you are likely to require when setting up home, obviously make sure you do your own research when needing to buy new items.

Homeware: IkeaAsdaTesco Direct and Argos. Also try TKMaxx and Primark (home stores)

Bedding and Linen: IkeaAsdaTesco Direct and Argos. Also try TKMaxx and Primark (home stores) 

Furniture: Ikea, Homebase and B&Q  

Electronics: PC World or Ebuyer (online store)


second hand shops to help set up your home Buying Secondhand Goods for your Home

Buying or scoring secondhand items for free is a great way of setting your home up on the cheap. The following websites and stores will help in you finding the items you need cheaply.

Free Stuff: FreecycleI Love Freegle.

Online sourcing: LootEBay and Gumtree.

Charity Shops: Use our list of London's Best Charity Shops and also try the British Heart Foundation which has a number of excellent household good charity shops where a bargain can be found.

cheap art to decorate London home Decorate your New Home Cheaply

If you are looking to add character to your home thorough decoration, a cheap and easy way of doing this is sourcing art work cheaply. To do this try the following websites:

Art Republic and Art Gallery.


london shopping directory Use our Shopping Directory

Use the London Stranger Directory of over 600 shops to source products for your home.


setting up telecoms and utilities in London Telecommunications and Utility Services for London

The main suppliers for Broadband/TV/Home Telephone are (in no particular order) Virgin MediaBT and Sky

Uswitch is an excellent comparison site to help you decide which service will be best for you as well as to see present introduction offers.

Also check out Cashback sites Top Cashback and Quidco to see if there is any cash back incentives on offer.


gas and electricity services for London Gas & Electricity Services for London

For Gas & Electricity bills try Uswitch or Energy Helpline to help you source the best deal.