8 Ways to Inexpensively Revamp Your Home

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Now that it’s Spring, many of you are eager to start afresh and give your home a face-lift. But renovating your home can end up racking up a huge bill, which you may not be able to afford. Although HGTV makes home improvements look so easy, we all know they’re anything but. Here are some simple things you can do to improve your home on a budget.

Declutter

You don’t need an interior designer to make your home look better. What would make a world of difference is to rid your home of clutter. Resolve to throw away, donate, or sell at least a bag full of stuff every weekend this season, and you’ll find your home looking much more spacious.

Add a Closet System

Your closet may not be making the most of its space. If you haven’t installed anything in your wardrobe, it’s a good idea to start. Add shelves you can buy from companies like Container Store to make the most of your space.

Shine It Up

Buff and shine all the glossy surfaces in your home, including your appliances, faucets, porcelain surfaces, mirrors, and handles. Rubbing alcohol works great to shine items, but check to make sure it doesn’t ruin the finish.

Replace Your Toilet Seat

If your toilet seat and cover are looking a bit raggedy, replace them with brand-new ones if they’re too worn to clean. Consider getting the seat and cover in a material that you can easily clean.

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  • JenInBoston

    Yes, yes, yes to closet shelving! I live in a city apartment. I do have 3 very good closets, but they all had lame shelving in them. I spent about $175 at Home Depot on some re-positionable, wire “track” shelving and a few “extenders” (extra shelves that hang from standard wire shelves). It took me a few hours to put it all up myself. I did make sure to get strong hardware. Wow, what a difference! I have so much more storage and I de-cluttered the rooms of the apartment to a great extent.