5 Frugal and Easy Tips on How to Make a House a Home


Many things make us feel at home. The flooring, the wall color, new windows, new furniture. All of those things are awesome, but they aren’t the easiest or cheapest changes to make to your home. Today, I am talking about the little things you can do to make your house feel like a home. Best of all they are easy and frugal to boot!

Flowers or Greenery

Having something fresh and living (besides people of course) always gives a home a nice homey feeling. I opt for flowers since they don’t need as much upkeep. Fake plants and flowers are always an alternative if you have a black thumb. Flowers provide a nice pop of color and variety to your decor. And I have had excellent luck with our grocery store florist so I get amazing flowers at a cheap price.

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My #1 Budgeting Tip

The day has arrived. You are sick and tired of being sick and tired. You have realized you work too hard to be this broke. You have made the decision to control your money instead of your money controlling you. The decision has been made to get out of debt. You track your expenses, make your budget, but you still seem to be in the same cycle. Discouragement creeps in, and you want to quit. Which leads me to my number one budgeting tip: you will get dejected, there will be setbacks but the key to a successful budget is not giving up!

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DIY Laundry Detergent

Dave Ramsey says, “Debt is normal. Be weird!” Along your debt-free journey, you will do some weird things to save money: no cable tv, make your own yogurt, and, something I thought I would never too, make your own laundry soap. I never considered making my own laundry soap because I thought I didn’t have the space for it. Where would I put 4 gallons of laundry soap in my 10 square foot laundry area?! However, this method for making powdered laundry detergent is just another thing in a long list of things that makes me weird.

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The TV Addict’s Guide to Cutting the Cable Cord

Looking to cut cable and save money in the New Year? Looking for cable tv alternatives? Then check out this post for 5 simple tips on how to analyze your tv usage and save you money!!

I am a self proclaimed tv addict! From Game of Thrones to the Real Housewives, I love it all!! There is no shame in my game. One thing I don’t like about tv, is the price. Cable and satellite tv can seriously cut into a family’s budget, which is why this family does not have a tv provider. I love living in 2010s because you don’t need cable to see all your favorite shows. Streaming has changed the name of the game. If you are looking to save money on your television bill, I have 5 tips on how to cut the cable. Even if you are a tv addict!!  Don’t be scared, you can do this.

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From Bankruptcy to Debt Free

Click here to learn about life after bankruptcy and tips for getting back on your feet after bankruptcy. Don’t let yourself get stuck after bankruptcy, take control of your finances and stop living paycheck to paycheck. Don;t be ashamed. Own it and make your life better!!

Housewifery: the function or work of a housewife. Derived from the term housewife, which is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “a married woman whose main occupation is caring for her family, managing household affairs, and doing housework.” Managing our household is a super awesome job. But managing the finances has not always been my strong point. After all, we did file for bankruptcy 6 years ago. But I am not here to boo-hoo about our past financial situation, I am here to tell you if you are facing bankruptcy, you are not alone! You can get through this and in the end you will be so much stronger.

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