Halloween is one of my favorite times to decorate my home. However, I hate to break the bank doing so. Here are my top 5 tips for saving money on Halloween decorations.
1. Reuse what you have on hand with some quick additions. You can make a cute Halloween centerpiece by taking a vase and a candle you already have and adding candy corn around it. Look at what you have and see how you can give it some Halloween flair. Tablecloths and sheets can have many creative uses too.
2. Do it yourself. You can easily make all kinds of simple and cute Halloween decorations on the cheap. Everything from using glow sticks and toilet paper rolls for evil eyes in your bushes to cute subway art with free templates. I even have some ideas on a my Pinterest board to get you started.
This week there are some food and household freebies available. You can grab a free burger at Wendy's when you purchase a small fry and beverage. But, if you're getting a burger you're probably getting the other two items anyway. Dominos is giving away tons of their new Artisans pizza on their Facebook page. For the health conscious, there's free yogurt. Coffee lovers aren't left out, they can grab a free Harvest Spice Coffee. The household freebies has a toilet tissue roll cover you can win daily from Cottonelle. Benjamin Moore is offering a 2 ounce paint sample that is great if you need to do a little touch up to your walls.
Frugal people sometimes miss the importance of the splurge. When you can buy three days worth of groceries for $5, a latte just seems like a poor investment. But if that latte becomes important enough, a frugal person will find somewhere else to squeeze out that $5.
Professional contractors and DIYers agree that Home Depot is the place to shop for all your home improvement project supplies. With great prices and selections, Home Depot is the largest retail home improvement store in the world. When planning your next shopping trip to Home Depot, you might want to consider these tips.
Last week I told you all about my ordeals under the house in my crawl space. This week I want to focus on just one aspect of it: PVC pipe. While it is true that the pipes I had to replace only broke because they were PVC, it was really the fault of the last installer not the pipe itself. PVC pipe is about the easiest type of plumbing pipe to work with, though it does have its limitations.
If you've seen "Moonstruck" you'll remember Cosmo Castorini's quote about plumbing: