Everyone loves a good re-purposing project, right? Right! So let’s talk about making your home blissful on a budget.Sure, you can go down to the local antique store and find those beautifully painted chairs, dressers, picture frames and other crafty items. But have you seen the price tags on those things? It is much more satisfying and frugal to do it yourself.
Check out this refurbished side chair project as a great example of bliss on a budget!
So where do you begin? Maybe you already have an idea of what you want to do? A new chair for your reading room, something to decorate your new dining room table, maybe you are looking around and seeing bare spots on your wall that needs something appealing? Or maybe you have no idea what you want to do yet and you need some inspiration before you get started.
Goodwill has a huge selection of gently used items that would be perfectly suited to your new repurposing project while keeping yourself on a thrifty budget. From furniture, picture frames, fabrics, accessories and even collectibles, they are sure to have something you are looking for! A stroll around your local store might even give you a little bit of that inspiration you need.
Before you head off to your local Goodwill store to start shopping for your new project, take just a minute and walk around your house, pilfer through your closets, and go through those kitchen cabinets. Do you have a handful of things you have not used in ages? Good! Grab them up and take them with you to donate while you are there. You never know who might be shopping for their next crafty project on a budget and your stuff is just what they are looking for!
When you donate to Goodwill, you’ve taken the opportunity to become a job creator and make a significant difference in the lives of individuals living in your community. Donating with purpose is a win/win!
Thanks to Goodwill and their “Donate Stuff. Create Jobs” program made possible by donations of clothes and household items, more than 261,000 people earned jobs in 2013. It is such a great feeling knowing your stuff is going to people that need it and helping others find jobs.
You’re literally donating your stuff AND helping to create jobs.
Share donations with us on Twitter using #DonateStuffCreateJobs, @BlissfullyD and @GoodwillIntl. Use the donation impact calculator to let the world know how many hours of on-the-job training you could be creating with your used stuff – stuff that doesn’t help anyone when it’s stuffed in the back of your closet or under your bed.
How do you create a blissful home on a budget?