Really Easy Ways to Keep your Decorating Budget under Control

Often families can find it tricky to make ends meet. So, when it is time to redecorate, most of us struggle to find the cash to be able to get the job done. If you fall into this category, I suggest you read on. Below, I share with you some very easy ways to make the little cash you have available for redecorating go that little bit further.

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Shop online for the bigger items

If you need a new floor, go online to shop for it. Doing so has the potential to save you a lot of money. It really is the easiest way to narrow down your options and find the best deals. But, if you are going to order your flooring in this way it is best to stick to using those firms that offer to send you samples. Receiving these enables you to work out whether the colour is right and assess the quality.

You can also shop online for other large items, for example, furniture and replacement doors. However, if you do choose to do so, take the time to find out about the company’s returns process. If the item is not what you expected, you need to know that you can send it back without having to pay a fortune to do so.

Look for discounts

A little before you plan to redecorate go online and sign up to receive newsletters from your favourite retailers. That way if they hold a sale you will know about it early enough to be able to grab yourself a bargain.

Before you click the buy button, open a new window in your browser and check to see whether there are any vouchers available. You will be surprised at how often you are able to get money off.

Use price trackers

If you see an item that you like, but cannot afford, consider plugging the details into a price tracker browser extension. When you do that you will be notified each time the price drops. They do not work perfectly or track prices from all retailers, but they can come in very handy. If you want to learn more about the best ones and the different ways you can use them there are plenty of price tracker reviews available online.

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Make the most of what you already own

Taking what you already own and reworking them is an easy way to keep your home up to date. Simple approaches like repainting or recovering items can make a huge difference to how they look. In many cases, you will be able to use leftover paint and fabrics to achieve quite remarkable results.

Re-arrange your furniture

Simply rearranging your furniture can have a surprisingly big impact on how good a room looks. This is especially the case if the room is cluttered. Taking a table or chair out of the room and stowing it in the garage is not hard to do. It opens up the room and creates the space you need to rearrange things.

Using up spare paint, for example, by creating a feature wall or repainting an item of furniture can also help. Even old soft furnishings can be re-purposed and turned into quilts, rag rugs, patchwork items or wall hangings.

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