What homeware to invest in this Black Friday

What homeware to invest in this Black Friday

From home furnishings to the latest tech, Black Friday is a great opportunity to pick up some bargain new home essentials.

So, whether you’ve recently purchased your first home, or you’re moving into a new rental property, read on to discover 10 great household items to buy on Black Friday…


What essentials do you need for a new home?

Moving into a new property is hugely exciting – and one of the best things about it is being able to kit out your home with some amazing things.

And with Black Friday 2021 just around the corner, you’ll be able to pick up some great deals, too.

Here are the key essentials you should be looking to purchase when Black Friday arrives on November 26…


Kitchen essentials

  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Bin
  • Cutlery
  • Set of knives
  • Tin opener
  • Pots and pans



Bathroom essentials

  • Towels
  • Shower or bath mat
  • Toilet roll holder
  • Handwash dispenser


Living room essentials

  • Sofa and other seating
  • Coffee table
  • New TV
  • Furnishings like rugs and cushions


Bedroom essentials

  • A new bed
  • Winter and summer duvets
  • Bedside tables
  • Lamps
  • Wardrobe
  • Chest of drawers
  • A large mirror


10 great things to buy for a new house on Black Friday

Black Friday is best known as the day to secure a bargain on the latest tech.

But the day offers far more than phones, laptops and tablets – there are a whole host of great home essentials you can pick up at big discounts.

Here are our top-10 best buys for Black Friday 2021…


1. A new TV

A new television is a go-to Black Friday deal for many – but it’s important you know what to look for when browsing.

You’ll see lots of TVs for sale with big discounts on Black Friday.

But always look into the detail behind the deal so you know exactly what you’re getting for your money.

Every TV for sale has a Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) number that can reveal much more information about the particular model.


An SKU shows:

  • The screen size
  • The product line or series
  • The ‘generation’ or year the TV was made


For example, a Sony TV for sale on Black Friday with the SKU KD65A8BU would tell you:

  • 65 – the screen size is 65 inches
  • A – the screen is OLED
  • 8 – the product line or series
  • B – the year the TV was manufactured, in this case 2014


So, while the price may be enticing at first glance, you’d actually be buying a TV that was manufactured seven years ago.

A 2021 TV would have an SKU with the letter ‘J’ at the end, while a 2020 TV would have an ‘H’ and a 2019 TV would have a ‘G’.



2. A smart vacuum cleaner

If you’ve recently moved into a new home, you’ll be keen to keep it clean and sparkling.

That means purchasing a vacuum cleaner on Black Friday could be a great way to save some money.

Smart vacuums are the future – you simply sit back and control the cleaner from your mobile phone.

But if you prefer your vacuum cleaners to be a little more traditional, you’ll also find savings on top plug-in and battery-powered models when Black Friday arrives in November.



3. New living room furniture

Keep an eye out for good deals on living room furniture this Black Friday.

Sofas, chairs, dining tables and coffee tables can all be picked up at a discount.

However, as many furniture companies hold sales throughout the year, do your research to see how the deal on offer compares with sales at other key times, such as January.



4. Large kitchen appliances

Large kitchen appliances like fridge-freezers can be expensive when you’re kitting out your new home.

But they’re very much an investment for the future and there are always great options available on Black Friday.

Amazon and Currys PC World are great places to look online, with savings of up to £400 available on fridge freezers during 2020’s Black Friday event.



5. A coffee machine

Investing in a coffee machine on Black Friday won’t only save you money during the event itself – it could also help you cut back on what you spend on coffee shop drinks.

Coffee pod machines are a popular choice but expect to find machines with other features like bean grinders and milk frothers built in, too.

If you’re thinking of buying a pod machine, do your research and look at which pods each machine is compatible with.



6. A slow cooker

The first few weeks and months in a new home can be extremely busy – and that can mean you have less time for cooking.

A slow cooker is a superb investment, as you can throw in a multitude of ingredients, switch it on and then leave it gently cooking away for hours – even a whole day while you’re at work.

Slow cookers are widely available with great discounts on Black Friday – some are as cheap as £20.



7. Smart home accessories

Smart technology is becoming more and more popular in homes and Black Friday is the best time to pick up a bargain.

WiFi enabled lightbulbs, video doorbells and phone-operated thermostats can all be a superb, modern addition to your home.

Look out, too, for Black Friday incentives when it comes to smart technology – some companies will throw in extras like Amazon Echo Dots or Google Nests when you spend a certain amount.



8. A washer dryer

A washing machine definitely comes under the home essentials list when moving into a new property.

There’s a lot of variety available, with ‘silent’ washing machines and washer-dryer combinations available for a wide range of prices.

So, do your research early, establish what you need and then start looking for the superb online discounts that will be available on Black Friday.



9. A jet washer

Once you’ve moved into your new home, you’ll want to keep on top of regular maintenance.

A jet washer can be a superb way to clean algae and grime from pathways, driveways and other masonry work during your annual spring clean.

Keep an eye out on the major DIY store websites for pressure washer discounts on Black Friday.



10. Towels, sheets, and bedding

As well as all the tech deals on offer during Black Friday, it’s also a great opportunity for you to stock up on items like towels, sheets, and bedding for your new home.

Look out for discounts and buy one, get one free offers on towels or duvet cover sets.


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