If you love decorating your home and garden, you probably have an endless list of projects and ideas you can’t wait to get started on. Every room in your house and every corner of your yard is a potential palette for your creativity, but sometimes there’s a big block holding you back: money to complete the projects you want to create. While major renovations might take a while to save for, there are some quick ways to get what you need for smaller projects. Here are some tips to save money on those home projects:
Think outside the box. You don’t have to hit the nearest craft store to buy everything you need for a project. Instead, keep an eye out at resale shops, yard sales, and online sites for deals on materials you can use for your creations.
Speaking on online, before you hit the stores there’s another site you need to visit: Groupon.com. Just download the app and you’ll have savings at your fingertips, because Groupon has thousands of businesses giving deals on everything from craft material to furniture to tools to children’s’ clothing. All you have to do is type in your search parameters, choose your store, and download the discount or coupon code before you shop.
Did we say shop? Before you go, check out the store’s website for sales and clearance deals. If you already know exactly what you want, enter the model number or a photo into your search engine and see what stores pop up with the best deals. Don’t forget, check your Groupon app again before you order, because chances are that business has a coupon deal running, too!
Check with your crafting friend and see if they have any materials you can trade or buy at a discount. This works well when you only need a small amount of paint or material, because we all hate throwing out a perfectly good leftover.
Above all, think outside the box before you shop for project materials. Once you get the hang of it you just might find you love getting a great deal as much as you love making projects from it!