But what are the best ways to go about doing that? What are the cheapest, yet most efficient, methods you can use in order to get the most bang for your buck? In today’s article, we’re going to supply you with 4 real estate tips you can utilize that will make your house beautiful and still keep your bank account beautifully full.
1. Hit the Sales.
Garage sales, yard sales, estate sales, and even retail sales can all be havens for great deals. Take advantage of one-day sales, weekly clearances, special in-store deals, and any and all coupons you can find, whether they’re offered via mailing list, in store, or online. Just be sure that you’re being selective in your shopping (otherwise your home will end up cluttered with unneeded junk) and that you’re willing to compromise (meaning that you’ll pass up the $200-per-yard fabric in favor of a similar pattern for half the price).
2. Organize a Swap Meet.
Ask your friends if they have anything that they’d like to trade for an item of yours –throw pillows, candle holders, curtains, framed art, or anything else in a similar vein. If you find that enough of your friends are as interested in changing up their home as you are, put together a swap meet and acquire some new decorations for free!
3. Try Reusing.
You may be wondering what “reusing” means. It’s a pretty simple concept: Take items from rooms in your house (or from storage) and move them around, putting them in other rooms in your home. Not only is this approach free like a swap meet, but you may find that you can create a beautiful room from things you already owned, just in a new space.
4. Utilize the DIY Approach.
When all else fails, do it yourself. Find a book or go online to discover how to build your own furniture; locate information on how to construct your own “homemade curtains, roman shades, throw pillows, and cushions”; go to a home improvement store and take a class in texture painting, how to tile a floor, or any other project you may be interested in. You may amaze yourself with your own craftiness when you create something yourself!
Stephanie Huskey is the resident real estate blogger for Movoto and is of the opinion that you should do whatever you can in order to make your home gorgeous on the cheap, so try these tips for yourself! Interested in getting her advice on your blog? She’s currently seeking guest blogging opportunities so she can share her knowledge with new communities! You can find her over here at Elance.com.