Moving into a new home is an exciting transition. Whether you’ve just bought a home, or are renting, both can be equally fulfilling new chapters. Often times, we move into a new place, however, with nothing, having to start from scratch. This can make us feel frustrated if we don’t have the budget to be able to go out and spend thousands on all new everything.
Therefore, in order to get the job done on a tight budget, sometimes you have to get creative with your resources. It’s all about knowing how to work with what you’ve got. If you’re ready to decorate and fill your home without having to throw down a small fortune, here are the best ways to get started.
DIY What You Can
Sometimes things that would cost you several thousands of dollars in a store cost close to nothing to do yourself. Sometimes you’d be amazed at what you can do with a can of paint and a thrift store.
You can start small on DIY projects and work your way up to bigger ones. The internet is full of simple ways to take pieces of furniture and transform them into amazing pieces that look much more expensive than what you actually paid.
Buy Second Hand Online
Going onto websites like Craigslist or other places which offer second-hand items can be full of good finds that you wouldn’t find in a normal thrift store. Unlike thrift stores, you can barter the price and try to get a better deal than the listed amount.
Often people post things and go quickly if it’s a hot item, so it’s important to act fast when you see something that catches your eye.
Even though you may be anxious and excited to fill your home you shouldn’t rush too quickly. If you fill it up with just anything then you run the risk of having an incoherent decorative style.
Instead, take your time finding pieces that you really enjoy and make you feel good when you look at them. You may have to save up for a while, but in the long run, you’ll be more at ease in your living space.
Ask Friends And Family
If you’ve moved to an area where you have a network available to you, try to reach out to friends and family that you’ve just moved into a new place and that you’re open for any hand-me-downs.
You’ll find that some people are so enthusiastic about getting rid of old things that they’ll likely give you all sorts of things. From kitchenware to bedding to furniture, asking for old items from your social circle can be one of the best and most cost-effective ways to decorate and fill your home.