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It’s that time of year — time for spring updates for your home! If you have been in the doldrums thanks to the winter weather, you’re probably looking forward to opening your windows and enjoying the spring breezes, the sunshine, and the scent of lilacs, tulips and other early spring blooms. If you are on a budget, no worries! There are plenty of ways that you can save money while still adding some spring updates to your home.
No matter what you have going on in your home, it won’t look its best if it’s filled with clutter or grime. Plan on spending some time spring cleaning. This is a tip that is free (or almost free; you might need to buy some cleaning supplies if you don’t already have them) and will make you feel like you’re in a brand-new place. Move the furniture to dust behind it, clean out your cabinets and closets, and scrub down your walls, baseboards and light fixtures. Your rooms will sparkle, and that is sure to put a spring in your step.
Another way to update how your home looks without spending any money is to rearrange the furniture. Could you move the dining room table the opposite way in the room or switch up how your living room couches look? Maybe you have been meaning to turn your office into a guest room or turn the guest room into a den. Look at each room and think about whether moving around the furniture and wall art would help spruce it up and give it a new look for spring.
Do you ever wish you could have a home that looks like those featured in decorating magazines? Take a close look at some of the items and think about how you could replicate them using what you have or by using inexpensive items from the dollar or discount store. For example, if a home in a magazine has expensive china set out on the table, you could look for melamine plates that look similar to place on your own table. Look for inexpensive planters and flower pots at thrift stores to imitate expensive-looking front door displays. You could even update your kitchen for cheap!
You can be frugal while also embracing the sense of newness that comes with spring. Just look for ways to use what you have and add just a few new pieces to your home for a stress-free and financially smart decorating style!