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Display Name: smirks
Member Since: 7/28/13

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Have less stuff is the best advice. I love the squeaky clean feeling in my soul after a good purge. I hate when birthdays and Christmas roll around. "But I have enough stuff," I say, "I don't want any more stuff. Where will I put it?" (Such a first world problem).

I don't like the drawer advice. Coming from someone who has moved from kind of slovenly to fairly pristine, I think the worst thing you can do is just chuck things into a drawer. Divide drawers up with containers. Everything has a container and everything goes into a container. You use something, you take out the entire container and put the container back when you are done.

The Lazy Person's Guide to a Happy Home: Tips for People Who (Really) Hate Cleaning
1/9/14 06:33 PM

Shopping around is the budgeter's greatest tool. Take pictures, go to different furniture stores, check out kijiji/craigslist, wait for a good sale, watch the item's price, etc.

Make a list and prioritize. It doesn't all have to be done at once, does it?

Budgeting for a Room: Splurge or Spread the Wealth?
7/28/13 07:09 PM