3 Ways to Decorate Your Home On-the-Cheap

3 Ways to Decorate Your Home On-the- Cheap from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

Maybe you’ve just moved into a new home and need to decorate on-the-cheap, or maybe you simply want to get into the holiday spirit with new décor. There is a lot that you can do if you know where you can find good deals.

Otherwise, a trip to Kohls unless you find some Kohls coupons can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars just to buy new items.

The good news is that you can decorate your home cheaply. Deals are all around us, but you need to know where to look to find them. That’s what I’m going to show you: how to find great deals in your area.

1. Craigslist is a Great Start

Craigslist is a site you either love or hate. There are plenty of great deals, but you have to be able to meet with someone and complete the transaction; something many people aren’t willing to do.

As an example, I’ll try and find a few paintings for sale to decorate my room.

A tip to remember is select items for sale. If you’re new to the site and search for painting without switching to items for sale, you’ll see a huge listing of professional painting services. You want to look for items for sale.

From here, I have found a lot of items:

  • 2 beautiful, framed oil paintings for $45
  • 6 vintage paintings for $50

Of course, you can also dive deeper into interior design and look for:

  • Crown molding
  • Faucets
  • Door handles

But be sure to follow safety tips before meeting up with a person.

2. Goodwill Shopping

The Goodwill has a bad reputation. Unfortunately, a lot of people try to stay away from the Goodwill because “poor people shop there.” But this isn’t the case. The Goodwill is a great organization that:

  • Takes donations
  • Creates jobs
  • Hires felons to give them a second chance

I have to admit that most of the deals will be clothing related, but you’ll also find a selection of other items in the store, including:

  • Paintings
  • Small decorative items
  • Bedding
  • Throw pillows

Goodwill prices are very low, and when you’re done with an item, you can always donate it back to the Goodwill. It’s a great organization that offers great deals and gives back to the community.

3. Facebook Groups Are Golden

Facebook is a great way to stay connected with family, but the site also has a marketplace and now offers groups where people can sell items. This is hit-or-miss, and you’ll need to admittedly compare prices because a lot of people think their stuff is worth more than it really is.

But, with that said, I’ve found some great deals on everything, including:

  • Washer and dryer combos for $125
  • Free paintings and décor people just wanted to get rid of fast
  • High-end bathroom sink and vanity for $200
  • Huge wine painting for $10

Ironically, the group I am a part of is a “yard sales” group, so see if there is a “yard sales” group in your area. Of course, you can also scour yard sales on the weekend, but if you like the online factor as I do, it often makes sense to use groups and Craigslist to “window shop” from the comfort of your home.

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