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Ways to Save Money and Have a Beautiful Home

21st Mar 2016

Often in life people think that they have to choose between one thing or another. It’s french fries or a salad, it’s a waffle cone, or bowl…While this may be true in some regards, it’s not true of all things. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and things can be symbiotic with each other. Think of peanut butter and jelly. Who knew two things could match so perfectly? “Mutually exclusive” is not a term that needs to be applied to every little thing in life.

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In regards to saving money but also having a beautiful home to live in, you can do both. It is possible. Sure you’ll have to spend a little bit to live in the kind of comfort that you want to live, but you don’t have to spend as much as the world tells you you need to spend. Want to know the secrets? Here they are:

Don’t Be in a Rush

It’s really easy to impulse buy, but you’ll want to train yourself to not do that anymore. Think back on the last thing you bought on a whim. Was it clothing? You probably spent $15-$20 on a shirt or a pair of pants. Is it still sitting in your closet with the tags on? Often when you take out the impulse buy, you realize what you really want and need.

You might think that pillow was stunning on a whim and would go beautifully with everything else in your home, but the $60 price tag is a little hefty. If you hold off, you might find a better deal elsewhere…better yet, the pillow might go on clearance tomorrow. You never know. Which brings us to our next point.

Shop Clearance

Always look for the offers and the deals. A big investment that will transform the outward appearance of your home might cost X amount of dollars with one company, and another might have that deal you’ve been searching for. It’s all about your patience to be able to wait for it.

If you’re hiring out work to make your home look top notch, it’s best to not be in a rush and look for anybody providing specials. If you’re shopping retail to transform a room with new decorations, for example,  you’ll want to be all about that clearance.

You might think that clearance always has the ugliest stuff, but you’re probably just not looking enough or at the right times. Make it a habit to swing through stores weekly to ONLY peruse their clearance. This way, you’ll catch things the moment they’re on sale.

DIY

You don’t always have to buy the things that decorate your home. If you long to be more creative, tackle some do it yourself projects. Pinterest is a hotspot for ideas. You can transform anything with a little bit of paint and some patience. If you try this out, you’ll for sure save a lot of money and you’ll have expressed yourself creatively at the same time.

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