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Switching Things Up Without Blowing Your Budget

July 21, 2020 12:06 pm

Whether due to self-quarantining with the family or working from home, you’ve likely been spending a lot more time at home since COVID-19 hit. As a result, you may have decided you need to make some changes to your living space. With thoughts ranging from “It is DEFINITELY time for a move” to “I’m going to Marie Kondo the heck out of this place,” you want (and need) a shift. Do not fret, we have some tips to spice up your home without exceeding your budget.


Decluttering and Reprioritizing Your Space

Listen, you don’t have to actually move to get that new-home feeling. With a little TLC, your current home can provide you with a fresh new look and perspective. By now you have likely heard of the KonMari method, a movement sweeping the globe that helps you  declutter your space by encouraging you to keep only those things that speak to the heart and discard items that have outlived their purpose. Whether you follow this method or take your own approach, you will find that decluttering can give your home a facelift and create something to be proud of.


Reorganizing not only opens up your home, but it can also put money into your pocket. By using Facebook Marketplace,  eBay, or one of the popular clothing re-selling sites such as Poshmark or Threadup, you can sell items that no longer have use to you. Any money you make can go straight to your account or you can use it to buy new items that will “spark joy” in your living space.


DIY Home Improvement

Have you been binging one of the many different home improvement shows while stuck at home? You aren’t alone. Luckily, your new viewing habit can teach you some valuable lessons about sprucing up your abode. By repurposing used furniture, adding a fresh coat of paint, working with what you’ve got, and applying a little elbow grease, you can create a newfound vibe that keeps you within your budget. Truly, there are many ways you can give a room a whole new look for less than $100. This article has a bunch of DIY house project ideas that are sure to help you save money.


Finding a New Home

Maybe you’ve been thinking about moving for a while now, and these past months have pushed you to make the jump. If so, look before you leap. Buying a home can take a toll on your finances if it isn’t approached in the right way. Whether you are a first-time homeowner or an experienced mover, this is a great guide to help get you on your way. Good credit, a steady job, and having a good portion of money allotted for a down payment will help you seal the deal. Home financing can be daunting, but you don’t need to navigate that world alone – your local credit union can help answer any questions you may have and get you a great loan. You’ll still have to pack, but that will help make your move as stress-free as possible.


Whatever your circumstance may be, switching up your living space will surely spice up your day-to-day living. Remember, you don’t need to spend a great deal of money to make an impressive change – you just have to get creative!





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