Cheap and Chic Home Hacks

Aaaaaaand I’m back.

This past month has been a whirlwind of trying to get everything together for my move back to Boston. Aside from crippling stress upon reentering my apartment and the worst bout of homesickness I’ve ever experienced, I am so glad to be back in my own space. Long story short, I’m not positive of how long I will be in this apartment, but I didn’t want to let that keep me from making it home and feel like me.

Ya girl also hates spending money (and is trying to be better about it) but decorating costs money. Here are some of my tips and tricks to making things Pinteresty on a bit of a budget.

Shop at the right places. I can’t remember the last time I went to Walmart before a few weeks ago, but wow, I wish I had. I picked up these copper wire baskets to house my skincare and they were only $3 or $4 for the two of them! I love going to Target and I love their interior decor, but a lot is more than I’m willing to spend for what it is. Walmart really came through for me in budget finds like this. They also had $4 jar candles, which I could not resist.

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HomeGoods and The Christmas Tree Shop are other budget-friendly options and stores like that have so much inventory and such a wide variety that you are bound to find something you need (or just want). My local A.C. Moore was another great spot and where I bought my letterboard for only $12 – and craft stores always have sales going on.

Stick to a color scheme. Not only does a color scheme make me feel aesthetic AF, it’s actually not a bad way to limit your spending. If you’re limiting your decor to certain colors or metals, it eliminates all of the other throw pillows or tapestries that you might be inclined to buy otherwise.

If you’re moving: tell everyone you’re moving. Especially if you’re in need of furniture. People are willing to dump a surprising amount of those just about to make a move.

Repurpose. Mugs, cans, old candle jars, dishes: you name it, I can find a way to make it storage. This mug was actually left behind from the former tenants so I used it to home my brushes and the old tea tin holds my hair ties and headbands.

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If you have any tips and tricks of your own, leave them for me in the comments!

by Sabrina

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