If you're into saving money, chances are you opted for a small living space to keep your rent low. Unfortunately, that also means you have little extra storage space. Those confined to tiny efficiencies or studios have an even greater challenge. However, a number of products and strategies will help you to maximize storage space.
I'm convinced that you can have the best furniture and the best decorator and still have a house that looks junky. I'm also convinced that you can have second-hand furniture and home decor items that were all purchased at Goodwill and have a fabulous looking house.
One of the best ways to make your home warm and inviting is to make sure it is clean and organized.
When our stuff is everywhere, our home looks less beautiful and it feels much less peaceful. This year, I've included "get more organized" in my list of resolutions. I've been looking for various organizational supplies and I thought I'd share some of my favorite places to find great home organization supplies like boxes, bins and shelving units.
Are you ready for the weekly freebie list? First, there's a
couple of freebie offers from previous posts that are about to
expire I'd like to remind everyone of. First, you have until
August 31st to get the kids (K-6th grade) a free haircut at JCPenney. All their salons in the USA
are offering the freebie. Appointments are required. Free
Summer Plays at the Disney Store ends August 26th.
I bought my house approximately eight million years ago (or, five, depending upon who you ask). We moved in, stupidly juggling dueling mortgages and a four-year old child, and were amazed by all the space. Nothing like a tiny three bedroom condo to make a full-sized house look a little intimidating.
This is my favorite time of year! December is a busy month full of time spent with family and friends. People go out of their way to spread a little extra holiday cheer. And homes are decorated beautifully. There are so many beautiful trees and lights.
And while some people are sad to see Christmas end, I'm always excited about the thought of the new year. 2012 is just around the corner. It's a time for fresh beginnings and new starts! It's a time to turn your dreams into realities.
This week, my husband and I will sit down and create our budget for 2012. We'll assess 2011, figure out what worked, what didn't work, and what we can do better. One of the items that is now a must in our budget is our home decor/home improvement budget.
This is one of the areas that people often overlook in their budget, especially when they have limited funds. Amazingly enough, it's one of those areas where a little money can go a long way. By setting aside a little money each month, you can transform your home into a place you love to be.
Here are some great ways to make your home look a little fresher without spending a ton of money.
You know how great inventions seem so simple once someone has invented it? Here is a perfect example: Most modern homes, or renovated older ones, end up with recessed can lighting all over the place. It's cheap, it does the job and it's inoffensive. But it also has no style and looks like you cheaped out on the decor, or couldn't make a decision. On top of that, while it's inexpensive to install, taking them out has always required an electrician, a plaster guy, and then repainting.