You want to know how well those drawers are fitting into the furniture. If they move when jiggled, that's not a good sign. The furniture may have been poorly built. The same goes if you feel any tension when pulling a drawer out. It should slide out smoothly. Look at Goodwill stores for used furniture. You may be surprised at the quality of furniture that you'll find at Goodwill. They typically don't accept furniture with any sort of tears or stains, so the overall quality is pretty good.Take some pictures of the inside of your home and take them with you when you go shopping for furniture so you can select the right pieces. Don't buy pieces of furniture you dislike just because it's something that you're able to afford. A lot of furniture places will give you layaway so you're able to pay things off little by little. It is wiser to pay off an item that you really want, than to buy something you could end up hating.When you see something you like, wait to buy it for at least 24 hours. If it's not the last item in stock, you have the time. You need to go home and see if the piece you're considering would work in your space, and whether you really want to spend the money. Waiting will help. When you arrange your furniture, make sure that you do not place it too close to any heat sources. This can damage the material and shorten the life of these items.Coiled springs will create a firm effect. Springs in a zigzag shape will create a softer effect. You should also test the springs by pushing directly on to the base with the cushions removed. The springs should compress and bounce back easily. Now we've given you all you need to know, all that's left is for you to go out shopping to buy. You just need to try to use these tips as you go from store to store.