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 still waking up to frost? Or even worse, snow? Do you
believe that the rumors of spring have been greatly exaggerated?
While spring may not have arrived to your region yet, it is still
possible to start your garden now.
Why would you consider starting a garden when you are still wearing
long johns? First, you can't get any more local than your backyard.
Second, you have complete control over how your produce is grown,
so you know exactly what was used on your fruits and vegetables.
Finally, eating homegrown produce is a great way to save on your
Here are some tips for starting a spring garden in a
Pick cold-hardy plants. There are a number of
vegetables that can survive cold weather; many can even survive a
light snow. Cold hardy vegetables can be planted 4 - 6 weeks before
your last frost date.
I will freely admit that I am one of the cheapest people I know. As such, I often shop for used items on Craigslist (and the like) when other people would buy new. There are just certain things that are hard to justify the expense of new when they haven't changed in forever and they were made to last in the first place.
At the top of the list of these things are cars and durable goods like appliances and tools.
I have four children under five--my house is a virtual
daycare! While we by no means have it all together, these
products have really helped bring some sanity to our lives.
If you have a houseful, I'd love to hear about products that you
have used with your kids to help keep some semblance of order.
Air drying clothes is a big money saving, eco-friendly tip.
When you air dry your clothes, you save money and energy from not
using the dryer, but you also extend the life of your
Unfortunately many people believe because they don't have a yard or
live in an apartment that it's not possible. I've lived in
apartments and in places where it's so humid it's almost impossible
to air dry clothes outside. I've found ways around hanging
clothing outside to dry.