When my husband and I bought a spec home, he saw a bigger garage and more room to play…I saw a blank canvas. I immediately fell deeply in love with the wood work and details, but I knew in my decorating heart of hearts that this little room for my son really needed a something to take it to the next level. And that something, my friends, is the best secret (or not secret) in all interior design…Paint DIY! Can I just tell you…a fresh can of quality paint is under $30.00! That is sooooo affordable on any budget, including a tiny budget like mine. But here’s the thing about paint: it has a few tricks up its sleeve. Don’t think you can just throw it up on the wall and call it fabulous. No there are indeed some important tips and tricks you should know when attempting a full room facelift on a $30.00 budget!
How to Completely Makeover a Room with Paint for Only $30…
Okay, so Spring Cleaning isn’t exactly a party. But if you’re anything like me, it’s usually still a big to-do. Lately I’ve been inspired to be more environmentally responsible in my cleaning, and it’s usually the case that the natural, green, safe products with the pretty packaging are far more expensive than the hardcore off-brand Clorox made of god-knows-what. And part of what you’re paying for is that pretty packaging. (An exception: Target often has great in-store sale prices on J.R. Watkins stuff, which I love.) So I was delighted to find a slew of recipes online for DIY cheap green cleaning, made from easy-to-find (you-probably-already-have), inexpensive ingredients.
This post is by Chelsea who is currently doing a Spending Fast®.
Being on a Spending Fast can seem like such a drag! Since starting my third month of no spending, I have realized that being on this Spending Fast is actually awesome! I know what you are thinking, just hear me out. Obviously I wish that I didn’t have debt and could buy anything that I wanted. Instead, I have found that while on this year-long adventure, I have been able to do some really cool, unexpected things…for free!
Since my boyfriend and I aren’t going out on the town like we used to, I have become a little creative with my time.
The term ‘Cheapskate’ is not always thought of in a good light. However, in light of the economy and the need to consider your future financial situation, becoming a cheapskate is not an unreasonable goal to set. Whether you call yourself cheap, thrifty, frugal, or financially smart doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that you are proactively saving cash or knocking out your debt so you can have a good future down the road.
There are plenty of reasons to become a Cheapskate today but here are 5 for you to consider upfront in case you have doubts about the benefits of living cheaply.
Hi, I'm Anna! I paid off close to 24k in debt in only 15 months & it completely changed my life! I want you to have a debt-free life too so here you'll be able to read all about: How to do a Spending Fast®, saving & making more money, DIY's, & a lot about living awesomely with less. Let's do this!
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