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5 Great Ideas to get Your Budget in Gear.

5 Great Ideas to get Your Budget in Gear.

Budgets are the best way to keep your money in check (pun intended!) Everyone needs a good budget to make sure they don’t accidentally recklessly spend their money. Sadly, most people hate keeping up with their budget. Here are five tips to make your budget easy.

Have a goal.

The best way to feel motivated to do, frankly, ANYTHING involving a budget is to have something that you’re saving up for. Like a fancy vacation, new car, or a home renovation. Setting aside money for something important to you also helps you want to have more of a structure in your budget.budget

Give Yourself Some Buffer Money.

Make sure that you put a little bit of extra money so you are able to pay for unexpectedly high bills and emergencies. You can never be too careful!

When you pay, try to use cash.

If you can actually SEE the money that you’re spending, you’re a lot more likely to not spend as much. It’s as simple as that.

budget2Anticipate this month’s costs.

At the beginning of the month, try to predict your expenses for the rest of the month in different categories. Then if you ever need to, you can adjust your money by changing what category it is in.

 Just keep it simple.

Make sure you’re very clear with your budget, you can use spreadsheets on your computer or a plain ol’ checkbook to keep everything organized. Being able to be organized with your money is the first step to having a successful budget.

The financial planner provides you with one place where you can keep, and easily access, your up-to-date financial information. 

Features of the Financial Planner:

  • Keep track of what you owe, own, and your budget
  • Template to help you efficiently budget
  • Caculations done for you. All you have to do is plug in your numbers
  • Contact information page to organize financial contacts

If you want more ideas, feel free to go to; http://www.today.com/money/build-family-budget-actually-works-2D79417869

Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing

Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing

With Kids, pets, and trash its easy for the home to sometimes to lose all of the good natural smells. We are here to share our best tips with you to make your home smell amazing again.. and the best part is, its all on a budget!

Essential oil spray
Fill a small spray bottle with water and 15 drops of your favorite essential oil. This is a great natural smelling and cheap spray for every room of your house.
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Simmer Pot 
Adding ingredients to a pot of hot water releases their natural scent. We suggest ingredients such as cinnamon, apples, or orange peels.
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Rub herbs on cool light bulbs. When you turn your light bulbs on, the bulbs will light up and enhance the natural smell into the room.
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Citrus in the Disposal
Sometimes our sinks are the grossest smell in our whole home! Sticking a lemon peel or orange peel down your drain and turning it on can revive your kitchen of its nasty smell.
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Potted Plants
Potted plants can be used to add some color to your home but they are also natural air purifiers. Some of the best kinds to use are palm trees, orchids, and lilies!
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Fill a bowl with fresh, unflavored oats and set the bowl in the fridge. The absorbent nature of oats will grab and hold onto the unwanted smells in your fridge.
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Brighten up a Dark Home!

Brighten up a Dark Home!

As much as we all love the tall windows that reach from floor to ceiling, unfortunately, not every living room was built that way. Do you Sometimes walk into a room in your house and wish it wasn’t so dark? Well lucky for you we have some great tips to help add some natural light to your home!

Use the right white paint
If your shade of white is too dark on your walls, you could be loosing out on light!
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Get rid of visual clutter
Clutter intensifies the look of a dark room. Get organized, by adding shelf space against your walls.
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This is a huge one! Adding a mirror to your room can visually expand a room and reflect light. The bigger the mirror, the better. If you can’t get a big mirror, it is a good idea to buy multiple mirrors and stack them on top of each other or side by side.

Reflective tiles
Tiles with a glossy, finish will reflect more natural light. Great for kitchens and bathrooms.
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Decorate with metallics
Adding a little sparkle to your room will help reflect natural light that is coming in.
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Hang curtains high and wide
This will make the walls look taller and bring more light in
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With these tips, we guarantee you will be able to bring more natural light in to your home!

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  • 5 different kitchen themes with images for inspiration
  • Affordable products for each theme that take you to the product site when you click
  • Boho chic, rustic, colored accents, neutral & earthy, & Hamptons inspired themes

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