I don’t know how the weather is where you live, but here in Chicago, things have been pretty spring-like for a while. This is great because I’m spending more time outside, and less time inside puttering around the house.
Ever since we bought our place, I’ve become somewhat obsessed with interior décor. It’s only natural, I suppose, to want to decorate your new home. It sort of comes with the pride in first-time home ownership. However, it can also be an expensive, wallet-draining proposition! After all, furniture and all other manner of knick-knacks and doo-dah cost good money.
Self-control must be implemented. Sure, to a certain extent, you should buy things to furnish your home. When we moved, we had specifically saved money just to do that. However, as time passes, and the need to continuously improve doesn’t cease, it’s time to start looking for more financially prudent ways to feather your nest.
My latest obsession (to my husband’s horror) is rearranging furniture. Slowly but surely, over the course of the winter, I’ve worked my way through every room and moved stuff about. It’s incredibly gratifying, if you’re looking for a new look, to simply take a chair from the office and put it in the bedroom. Or maybe that’s just me!
Anyway, I suggest you try it. It doesn’t take a thing to move your bed from one wall to the other, or shift some bookcases around, or try putting an old piece of furniture in a new, less expected place. It may drive your roommate or significant other insane, but just remind them how much money you’re saving by not buying new pillows online!
P.S. Check out Pinterest for ideas – it’s a time-sucker, but I love it for inspiration!