The 15 Absolute Best Ways to Save on Your Home and Garden

Half the fun of owning (or renting) a space is making it a comfortable, pleasing place to live, but you don't have to go broke doing it.

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Once you’ve moved in to that new house, condo or apartment, you’ll naturally be interested in making it your own. Doing so can cost a bundle, though, especially if you watch a lot of home improvement shows or read a lot of nesting blogs.

Don’t believe everything you see and read. You can live just as long and die just as happy even if every room doesn’t contain wallpaper borders, multiple mirrors and bushels of throw pillows with cute sayings on them. Similarly, the garden doesn’t have to be professionally landscaped to be an attractive, inviting place.

Remember, the people who make a living in the home-and-garden space have a vested interest in selling you stuff – either their own specialty items and services or the sponsors’ products. Seriously: You don’t need a feng shui master for the crawl space!

Half the fun of owning (or renting) a space is making it a comfortable, pleasing place to live, but you don’t have to go broke doing it. Use these tactics to make a space that’s uniquely yours, affordably:

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