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Things That Make Your House a Home without Spending a Dollar

Posted December 13, 2019 by in Decor
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Fixing up your home feels nearly impossible on a nonexistent budget. But for some people, spending money to spruce up their place isn’t an option for one reason or another. They have to work with what they have available to make their new apartment or house feel like home.

You’ll certainly find things you like about your new place. The shaker style kitchen cabinets come to mind as a prime example. You love the way these cabinets look and you wouldn’t change a thing.

On the other hand, maybe the bedrooms, the living room, and other areas of the home don’t meet your expected standards. In cases like this, your house will not feel like a home until you add your own personal touches.

To help you accomplish this without spending a cent, we’ve shared our best suggestions with you below so keep reading to learn about our ideas:

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Rearrange Your Furniture for Maximum Effect and Enjoyment

In your old place, you undoubtedly placed your furniture a certain way because it fit your overall needs and style. But in your new place, your previous furniture arrangement might not fit the bill. It might not make sense to arrange your furniture the old way in your new apartment or house.

You could possibly start out by rearranging your furniture in a familiar way like it was in your old house. But then take time to move things around and rearrange your stuff to find the perfect combination for enjoyment and effect.

Maybe you no longer want the television to be the focal point of the room. Instead of placing it in the center of everything with all of your chairs surrounding it, think about putting it in the corner as an alternative. Then you can set up your couch, loveseat, and living room chairs in a way that’s more intimate and conducive to conversations and personal interactions.

Or you may no longer like the way your bedroom looks and feels. In your new place, your old furniture arrangement might not make sense. So once again, put everything in place at first but then rearrange things until everything feels like it’s placed where it belongs. By going through this method in each room, you’ll experience more joy and efficiency during the furniture arranging process.

Touch Up Your Paint Using the Half Filled Paint Cans Cluttering Up Your Garage

Did the previous owners of your new place leave old paint cans cluttering up your garage? They undoubtedly left them there for a reason. They left them there so you can use the excess paint to touch up the interior and exterior of your home when it needs it.

Instead of repainting altogether and spending money you don’t have, begin digging through the old paint cans to match up the colors to the correct rooms. Then take them out, open them up, and begin using them to touch up your paint and make it look like a nearly brand-new paint job once again.

Believe it or not, when you take the time to freshen up your home with the old paint lying around your garage, it’s actually going to look much nicer than it did. You may even have enough paint to completely repaint closets, cabinets, and other small areas that need a more complete touch up.

Display Your Favorite Collections throughout Your Home

For some people, their collections are sacred. Instead of displaying them, they keep them safely wrapped up and stored in boxes in their basements or garages.

What’s the point of keeping your favorite things hidden from the rest of the world? Enjoy them instead and showcase them throughout your home. You worked hard to acquire these amazing collections and your family members, friends, and coworkers should enjoy them just as much as you do.

So take time to showcase your favorite collections throughout your home. Your family and friends know how important they are to you and they won’t harm or break them.


How is your new home coming along? Do you like how everything is shaping up? If not, you can make your house feel much more like a home without spending a single cent.

Use the tips that we’ve shared with you today and you’ll make your place feel more like home in no time at all. So take the plunge and get started sooner rather than later.