Yard Sales

As I mentioned in my “Good Places to Shop” post earlier, yard sales can be your best friend. I feel pretty strongly about this, so I thought I should make an entire separate post about it. As college students, yard sales are everywhere, you just have to look! Maybe not formal yard sales, but college kids are always putting things curb side until the garbage collector comes. Take advantage of that! Sure, it’s not the most glamorous way to find decor for your space, but no one ever said it was always easy! Some people will also have actual yard sales, and make sure to hit those up, too. There are always great deals at yard sales, and usually, people will not sell their “gross” stuff because they don’t want anyone to think they’re gross, so it’s a win-win. If you find something that you don’t necessarily like at first, but have a good feeling about it, or can think of a place that it might go well in your space, buy it! You can always make it the way you want with some cleaning or some paint! It can be a fun DIY project that you do alone, or with roommates or...

Good Places to Shop

So as a college student, I know the struggles that we can face when trying to buy, well…anything. We’re all on tight budgets with those student loans looming over us in the future. But, it’s important to remember that you CAN have nice things to decorate your space without breaking the bank. You just have to know where to find the best deals! The top 5 stores that I chose to shop for accessories around my house are… 1. Hobby Lobby- They have GREAT small accessories, or even big paintings or wall decor for relatively cheap. They always have deals on various things within their store, especially the smaller items such as picture frames or things like cake plates (my personal favorites) 2. Goodwill- Goodwill is a great place to find cheap things that can really brighten up or solidify a room. You may have to pick through some things, but it’s always worth the visit! 3. Amazon- Amazon is a great and convenient place to find almost anything that you need! The prices are usually really good, and buy things used is always a way to try and find a cheaper price! 4. TJ Maxx- TJ Maxx is a place that most people think of when they want cheap fashion, and they aren’t wrong there, but sometimes people forget that they have great deals on decor as well! It’s easy to find great decor for less! 5. Yard Sales- Something that virtually never disappoints me are yard sales! “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” becomes more and more evident to me with every yard sale that I...