Buy or DIY

When to buy and when to DIY — how to make the decision

Do-it-yourself projects are only gaining in popularity, thanks to the availability of instructions on websites like Pinterest. But DIY-ing everything isn’t always the best option. Case in point: There are hashtags and entire websites dedicated to sharing so-called “Pinterest fails.” While these can be amusing, you don’t want your project… Read more



Upcycling Craigslist Furniture

Upcycling Craigslist furniture

Living on a budget can be a challenge, but it’s also actually kind of awesome. When you’re watching every penny, you don’t have the luxury of buying something brand new whenever you need it, so you’re forced to get creative. This where the art of upcycling comes in. Upcycling is… Read more



Bathroom

Redecorate a bathroom for under $50

Being on a budget doesn’t leave a lot of room for apartment makeovers. When you’re trying to save every dollar you can, there isn’t a big opportunity to take your current decor and give it an upgrade. That’s why, when you’re first decorating, it’s a good idea to have pieces… Read more