Monday, August 23, 2010

Money Saving Monday! Find Savings in the Living Room


I am continuing the money saving article, found in AllYou magazine, June 18, 2010 issue, that I have done the past month. This one is for the living room...


Whip this high-traffic area into shape.

Revive tired furniture: New pillows can brighten a room, as well as hide stains on worn couches and chairs. Buy inexpensive covers ($5 to $10 each) at stores such as Ikea or Bed Bath and Beyond for a quick renewal from season to season.

Get artistic: Design a photo display instead of buying expensive art. Find affordable frames at a craft store, like Hobby Lobby, which sells frames for half off several times a year. Choose different sizes but the same color, and place them together on a wall.

Spruce up the floors: Pick up some wood floor restorer at a hardware store. Just mop it on your floors to make them look shiny and new. One product to try: Rejuvenate floor restorer and protectant ($18; homedepot.com).

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