Disclosure: Though was paid by Affirm in exchange for this review, all opinions are my own.
For most people, home ownership is a dream that is achieved early on in life. For Colby and I, it has taken over 22 years of marriage to put down roots. At the end of March, after 9 months of building, we will move our family into a brand new home — that we will own!
Finally Getting Settled
As you can imagine, with 6 years in our current home in addition to being a large family, we have been doing some major spring cleaning! We want to only move the best and more necessary items to the new house. Instead of downsizing as we originally talked about, we are actually adding square footage in order to begin fostering children. All of this together adds up to the need for more furniture and new decor to get settled.
We have been researching furniture pieces for every room in the house, using online room planners to lay things out, and doing it all while trying to stay within budget. After all, purchasing a home takes a bit of money, plus we have our credit to think about. Fortunately, this is where Affirm steps in and actually gives us a solution for both.
Affirm helps to make it possible to buy the things we need today and pay over time in easy monthly payments. Additionally, unlike some credit cards, Affirm tells you upfront exactly how much your purchase will cost you — with no hidden fees. Every month. In total. No surprises on your budget. You can easily make informed decisions on large purchases because Affirm keeps the process transparent and simple.
One of the things Colby pushed for at the new home was a large outdoor patio. We love spending time outside and are hoping to use a large sliding door to expand our living room to include the outdoor space. This means we need new outdoor furniture to enjoy while watching the kids play and entertaining guests. We found exactly what we needed on Wayfair.com.
Once we decided on a 4-piece seating group and additional storage bench, I began the checkout process through Affirm. Having already set up my account and given them very basic information, I was immediately prompted to sign in based on a code sent to me via text message. Affirm was able to make a (real-time) credit decision and I had three payment options to choose from. It all took less than 2 minutes and my order was done.
We are now going to be able to have that outdoor living space we dreamed of — without having to wait! With so many other budgetary needs right now as we make the transition into the new house, it nice to know we don’t have to stress on the furnishes. Affirm has already allowed us to cross one more thing off our to-do list by enabling us to make a much needed purchase (and continue to grow our credit) for our new home!
How do you fit spring cleaning and getting settled into your budget?
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Affirm, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.