Before you head out to buy a new picture frame, look around your home – and your attic and basement – to see if you have an old one lying around that will work. Ditto organisers and fancy file boxes. Maybe you could cover that cardboard box from your latest Target order with pretty paper and save yourself the expense.
Keep a home journal
Whether you use a paper journal or create a virtual folder on your computer, keeping info about your home in a central place can be a big money saver. Jot down the model numbers for your appliances and its accessories, warranty info and dates of any repair work, so if they break down, you’ll have the info at your fingertips. You’ll also want to note things like the living room paint colour, so if it gets dinged you can quickly buy touch up paint and avoid having to repaint the entire room at a greater cost.
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