Friday, October 1, 2010

ALTERNATIVE CARPET -SAVE MORE

Here in California, we have a high sales tax which is 9.25% and if you have three children and all of you are five in the family,then that's a thing that you need to consider before spending anything, of course that is in accordance with your income or just simply frugal.Big size carpets are quite expensive plus sale tax, so it would cost more.Carpets can accentuate the beauty in your home.There are also times that the carpet will retire and to be thrown away where no matter how you clean it up, it's just it's time to let it go.
I went to thrift store.Brand new quilted comforter are pretty expensive (just like the carpet) because of the style how it's being sewn " it's quilted ". But when the quilted comforters would go to thrift stores, it will only cost between $ 2- 6.95 and the difference is big.Plus, if you can find a nice color then the effect is pretty, and you can wash the quilted blanket when it gets dirty.So, I decided to transform the quilted comforter that is not being used into a floor carpet---easy to clean, just wash it,dry it, and put it back on the floor, and it will last longer you know why? because of the style " it's quilted "the way it being sewn is quite stronger.The ones on the pictures are real quilted comforter that I presently use as my floor carpet.Most of all  I enjoy doing it!

ALTERNATIVE PILLOW CASE-SAVE MORE

If you are out of budget, and would like to change your pillow case so badly. One of the creative ways i did to my pillow cases was to use my old skirt.The one in the picture is my skirt, which I never  use anymore.What I did was put the pillow inside the skirt and sew  both edges of the skirt . I used a blanket stitch when i had it sewn.Still the color of the pillow case matches my seat cover.You may have old skirts or any old fabrique that you can recycle instead of buying. My simple concept at home is that, I will decorate my home in accordance with my affordability, meaning I don't necessarily need to buy because I want to decorate my home and spend money on it.No. I let myself learned to go around my closet and look for something that can be of good use.It's all about neatness, and cleanliness, and how well you arrange the house that matters, for me it doesn't necessarily go with high end or brand new products.This is just one of my ways to simplify my expenses and try to save more.