10 Ways to Redecorate Your Home for Free

The dog days of August are the perfect time to give your house a fresh look on the cheap.

10. Protect the result

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Once your place looks great, work to keep it that way. Train yourself not to leave shoes on the family room floor or turn the kitchen table into a storage area. Resist the impulse to fill up newly cleared areas with new things.

Try the one-in, two-out rule: Any time you want to bring home a new item, get rid of two things you already own. This helps you focus on that new whatever-it-is: Do you want it badly enough to get rid of two other things?

Have any no-cost or low-cost tricks for redecorating your home? Share them in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

Donna Freedman
Donna Freedman @DLFreedman
A former newspaper journalist, Donna Freedman has been a staff writer for MSN Money and Get Rich Slowly, and freelanced for a wide variety of online and print publications. She got a ... More


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