Now that you are pregnant you are probably dreaming of decorating your new baby's
room, but then realize that it could cost you a fortune. There are so many pieces of
furniture to consider, bedding, accessories and more!
Here are 5 tips on how to decorate a baby room on a budget:
1. Paint the room a neutral color if you plan on using it for another purpose in
the future. My husband and I had planned for this bedroom to be my office, but
when we found out we were expecting we realized it would have to be a nursery.
We plan on having our 2 girls share a bedroom when they are older, so it only made
sense to paint it one time. We chose a neutral color, that way when it becomes an
office we don't have to repaint.
When I decide to de-clutter, t-shirts are always one of the items
that I donate the most. My husband's white undershirts, no
matter how I wash them, seem to get dingy in six months.
Instead of donating them all to our local Goodwill, I decided that
I would try to re-purpose them and make them into items I could use
around my house.
Just recently, I wrote about PNC Bank and Sesame Street teaming up to teach children about spending, sharing and saving money and now more institutions are following suit. It's good to see that most people are finally realizing that teaching our young ones about money is just as important as potty-training.
The decision to have children really isn't eco-friendly or frugal.
However, I think if you decide to have children, there are many
ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and save money while
raising them. Last week I shared how cloth diapering can save
you money, and this week I'm going to share some other tips.
If you've got children or are thinking about having children,
unarguably one of the biggest expenses that comes along with them
is diapers. There's really no way around it. Cloth
diapering has evolved over the past ten years or so and is now much
easier than it used to be with the cotton diapers, safety pins and
plastic pants covers. There are many new cloth diapering
options that can help you save money and reduce your household
Here are some of the cloth diapering systems available.
Abercrombie Kids, a clothing line marketed to children ages 7-14, recently began selling a "push-up" bikini top. Needless to say, many people were disgusted. Thanks to the power of the Internet, it only took a few days for Abercrombie to change the name of the bikini to "padded," although that doesn't seem much better to me.