This will be the first thread in the new estrogen forum/women's forum 101. Guys are also permitted here. :D
Do you watch HGTV or other design shows? It's both saved us (and also cost us) a bunch of bucks. One tip helped a lot----to shop your own house. I've saved lots of cash by just looking around at some of our "junk" and reusing it in a different room in a different way.
Here are some suggestions from Vern.