Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thrifty Ways to Find Decor

The meaning of thrifty: (of a person or their behavior) using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully.

I'm sure we all take pride in our home and how well the decor looks. Sometimes it is hard to make the decor stay within our imagined decor scheme that we dream about. Especially when we are on a budget and can't buy that whole line of name brand beautiful expensive decor for our home. How can we make it work? What are our options for finding decor that works?

Buy Local

A good option for finding your sought after home decor is buying local. Join a local resale page on Facebook and you will be amazed at what one man's treasure is another man's trash will bring you. I have joined several resales pages that are local to my town. I have found many things to suit my decor needs. I recently bought a super cute white ceramic pitcher. It was in great condition and it only cost me $5. I highly suggest joining a local resale group. You will love it. Another great way to buy local is taking a Saturday and looking for yard sales and flea markets. You are bound to find some great stuff at a steal of a price.

Thrift Stores

A thrift store is a great way to find decor for your home for a great price. I go to my local thrift store every time I need to find a specific decor item. It is a great place to find frames and small trinkets to keep in your home. I was able to find some great wall decor and picture frames for no more than $2 each. I love being to save money and still keep my home looking great.

DIY Projects

DIY projects are a great way to bring your own style of decor into your home. Local crafts stores are a great source of beautiful decor. You might have to watch for sales in order to stay within your budget. Buying from crafts stores can get a bit pricey but take advantage of sales and ask around for things that you can repurpose. Here is where both buying local and thrift stores will come into play. Keeping a look out for used furniture or other items that you can paint or put to good decor use.

I hope these tips were helpful for those of you in search of some great ways to get that beautiful look for your home. With the local resale it takes some effort of keeping an eye out and calling first dibs as soon as you might be interested in the item being sold. It is worth it though to get a great deal!

Upcoming: If you think you are a thrifty shopper, I would love to feature you in a blog post sometime this month! Please email me a picture of yourself while you are out doing some thrifty shopping or a picture of your stock pile to show it off! If you would rather not show a picture that is perfectly fine. Tell me some tips you would like to share with others and anything else you would like to share about yourself as a thrifty shopper! I am looking for 4-5 people to feature this month, so if your interested email me at Subject: Thrifty Shopper!

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Questions for YOU!
Have you ever found a great deal from a thrifty store or a yard sale? Do you have a local resale group that you buy from?


1 comment:

  1. Great tips! I've found, in my area anyway, that different thrift stores have different prices. Salvation Army has the best selection and lowest prices (it's VERY full of merchandise, though, so I have to have time to really sift through), Goodwill has some nice things for slightly more, and I have occasional, sporadic luck at privately owned thrifts. However when I find something at a privately owned thrift store it is usually extremely nice and in excellent condition. I try to rotate through them all every so often.