My husband and I just bought our first house together, and we're currently in the middle of some serious DIY renovations. Last month I wrote about our kitchen upgrades: we put in some new tile, painted our cabinets and installed some new hardware I scored at Overstock for just $40 total! Next up? The bathrooms.
Ten years after buying my pillow-top mattress, a decade of sleep had compressed the fluff into a distinct valley in the center. When I started waking up with back pain and stiffness every morning, prompting some serious side eye from my chiropractor, I knew its days were numbered.
If you're a seasoned renter like myself, you've (perhaps literally) been around the block a few times when it comes to seemingly unfair rent prices. Maybe the end of your lease is approaching, and you've just been informed that your rent will go up if you decide to re-sign. Or maybe you're making a move to the other side of town, and the place you've got your heart set on is just a tad overpriced.
Times change quickly, and as a result, many of us are still holding onto (and paying for!) antiqued household items and services that we no longer need.
My husband and I just purchased our first home, and it's a bit of a fixer-upper. Because we're on a budget, we've been trying to prioritize our home improvement projects and choose which rooms to focus on fixing up first. As the kitchen is, on average, the room that adds the most value to your home, we decided to start with some minor upgrades there, all easy for us to DIY for under $100.
Summer is in full swing. And thank goodness. Now how are you staying cool through the summer heat?
IKEA is recalling 29 million MALM dressers due to tip-over safety concerns. Here's everything you need to know in order to get a refund and keep your family safe from future top-heavy furniture accidents.
Getting married is expensive. With the average American wedding clocking in at a hefty $32,641, for many newlyweds, the only light at the end of the financial tunnel comes from the pile of wedding gifts purchased off their carefully-selected registry.
It doesn't have nearly the hype of Black Friday, but Memorial Day weekend boasts some of the biggest sales and steepest discounts of the years. This is especially true if you're buying big-ticket items like mattresses or major appliances.
When I heard about the KonMari method I immediately connected with the idea of keeping only the things that make you happy. What I didn't expect to find was a lesson in the true meaning of frugality.