Saturday, September 15, 2007

Bedroom Decorating

Dreamweaver's post in our Decorating Forum.

I love to have things in my bedroom coordinate but it's really hard to do on such a tight budget. I bought curtains at an outlet store for 1.99 a panel. I actually accidentally bought too many panels not realizing that I would only need to hang two over my large bedroom window. When I hung 4 it was just too much. Rather than returning the extra panels I found that they are large enough to cut into pillow cases!

I now have pillow cases (including one for my large body pillow) that match my curtains! I use 4 pillows on my bed and sheet sets only come with 2 pillow cases. I have enough to cover all my pillows! When I get tired of the set I have now I'll just buy some new curtains and do the same again! I hope you all enjoy this helpful tip ... you can save a lot of money rather than buying shams to match your curtains!

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Monday, September 3, 2007

The Price of Over-Packing

Airlines now limit the amount of luggage and the weight. Packing wisely and leaving some space and weight for the return trip will save you bucks.

You may think it's just a small fee, but when I was in line to return from Oklahoma last month, the woman in front of me had both of her bags over the weight limit and paid a $50 fee on each of them.

You won't need that kitchen sink when you get there, and if you do, for $100 you could buy one.
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