Decorating Your Child’s Room
If you have been searching for simple, inexpensive ways to decorate your child’s room then you should know that there is a way. There are many options available to you in your search for cheap and easy options. Just because you want a deal doesn’t mean you must sacrifice quality. There are families that are recycling their goods everyday in hopes of accomplishing the same thing as you are, and when you work together, it is easy to collaborate for the greater good.
After you have selected your theme, and you know what you are looking for, then your hunt begins. You should start by making a list of all the items that you plan to buy (or like-items). You may even want to visit the local Sherwin-Williams store for color swatches that you plan to use as far as paint and color-scheming are concerned. This can give you a great basis for beginnings.
Start your search online. Visit local online communities dedicated to the recycling of gently-used decorating items. These types of communities are easy to find and they are everywhere. This is a great concept for many reasons, but number one, it is good for the environment and this is why so many people are taking part in this sort-of online swapping. It keeps items in circulation that would otherwise end up in land-fills or trash-dumps. You can find gently-used and sometimes brand new items for absolutely nothing just by putting a request out there, or answering a request from another person.
Next, you will want to put ads in free catalogs and newspapers. This type of advertisement request is usually free, in most cases, and you can find that there are many places to post reverse-ads in your local community advertising papers. By placing reverse-ads you will be reaching thousands of potential givers and alerting then to your needs. These are one of the best formats for you as a purchaser. This way you get to name your price for others to see, instead of vice-versa. If your wants match their giving desires then you may end up with quality goods for an exceptional price.
Now you will want to go shopping. No department stores. Just search the second-hand shops, flea-markets, yard sales, ect. This is a great starting place and a fabulous way to find unique items to easily refurbish or paint for an exceptional deal. You may find some interesting items that would never be available on today’s market. Do be wary of older items that may contain lead by purchasing and using a swab-led-test-kit when you shop these second-hand markets.