Sometimes the struggle is REAL friends! If you follow me on Instagram you know I recently went Target shopping for my daughters for fall. I tried my best to stay away from that stinkin home section, but you know….
Instantly I needed everything, and everything in my home had to GO! I took a deep breath and slowly (crying a little on the inside) pushed my cart past the amazing clearance home section, and told myself I could live another day without blowing my budget and chucking all my current decor.
In all honesty I DO need to change things up every so often in my home. I am HOME A LOT. I home school our 3 youngest, and we are home bodies now that we are dealing with a kid with TONS of life threatening allergies.I need a little switch-a-roo to keep it exciting and to not go totally bonkers!
So here is what I do when I need a change, but I don’t want to spend any money.
- I clean AND pick up my house. Top to bottom. Not a fun task, but it’s like everything stands at attention when I am finished. I will usually set a timer to see how fast I can get it done, because let’s face it I really hate it that much.
- I take out my favorite black trash bag, and I go from one end of the house to the other purging! It feels so good! I pile those black trash bags in my car, and off they go to someone who might be able to use what’s in them.
- Once everything is picked up, clean, and clutter free, I shop my house. I move a rug from one room to another. I change out curtains or pillows. I move mirrors from one wall to another. I rearrange the living room furniture. You name it! I do it!
But here’s the thing. When it is all said and done, I feel like I have a whole new home! Sometimes you just gotta love the home you are in, and this system my friend is the BEST way to do it 🙂