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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.
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.
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When we moved into our little house 2 1/2 years ago, I thought it was my dream house. We worked hard before we moved. We avoided paying rent by living in a camper for 9 months (even through part of a South Dakota winter!) in order to save up money and pay off bills so we would qualify for a mortgage.
We found the little house nestled on 10 acres of prairie land and declared it perfect, blindly ignoring that fact that it was a foreclosure and may have unforeseen problems. We got a great deal and we were in good shape to buy the house. We moved in in the middle of winter and looked forward to the spring and getting our home all set up.
The inside of the house was a mess. The doors and light fixtures were about 40 years old, maybe older. The paint was an extremely high gloss that we discovered was not at all easy to cover up, even with four coats of very good paint. The bathrooms were small and had cheap fixtures and the outlet sockets were so old that you could plug something in, only to watch it fall right back out.
Laundry detergent is something we all have to buy. It seems
like most popular commercial brands cost more than they should, and
finding alternatives is a great way to save money. Buying
eco-friendly laundry detergent will help keep your family healthy
and will help protect the environment.