Saturday, August 11, 2012

Transforming a House into Our Home: Step 2- Budgeting

It doesn't matter the smallest change you want to do to a house, it will cost you money. The best way to insure you are staying within a budget is to actually have one! I'm guilty as charged to ignoring that step, but that stops now. There is a tons of things that I would love to fix in the house we live in, but we live in a house that we rent and we don't want to spend a whole lot of money doing it. So, solution.... maybe? Time to open your piggy bank for a budget!

Or your house in a way... The number ways to start creating a budget but without actually spending extra money needed to improve your home is to SELL YOUR UNUSED ITEMS. I'm telling you, not only will it de-cluttered your life but make you money!! So, go ahead, clean out your bedrooms, your garage, anything to find gold buried in your home. You will be surprised how many things you have of value that you don't need and don't use. Once you find all items you want to get rid of, it's time to sell! :)

Ways to sell.

  • Craigslist (handy website where you can find someone locally to buy your things.)
  • Yard Sale (go ahead and gather your friends and neighbors. **remember, the more big ticket items you have, the more successful yard sale you'll have**)
  • Ebay (you'd be surprised the amount of money people will bid on just to get an item they want.)
Anyway you sell your items, make sure to set a budget on how much you would need to spend to transform a house into YOUR home. The items that you sold and made money on will help you set the budget on your project and let you know how much money you will need to put down to transform your home. Good luck!

Thanks for reading and happy saving!

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