4 Tips to Spruce Up for Less

(StatePoint) If you’re looking to make a big change around the house, tidying up can make all the difference.  (sponsored post)

Spruce up your life — from your wardrobe to home décor – with these tips from the discount experts at Dollar General.

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1. Audit Your Closet

Out with the old and in with the new. As the seasons change, it’s necessary to make room for a new wardrobe. First, go through your closet and select the items you haven’t worn lately and plan to either donate or give to a friend. Consider consigning high-quality garments. The money you earn can be put toward your wardrobe budget.

Only after you’ve made space should you go shopping. You can search for new seasonal apparel without cluttering your house. Be sure to purchase items that are interchangeable, allowing you to mix and match outfits for different seasons, while saving space and money.

2. Home Cleaning Tips

There’s such a rewarding feeling of accomplishment after cleaning a house from top to bottom. Instead of waiting to clean the entire house occasionally all at once, take the initiative of completing easy tasks on a more regular basis. The work will seem manageable and you’ll keep your home cleaner overall this way.

Here are a few easy tasks to help you get started: eliminate odors in your kitchen by setting a bowl of coffee grounds inside your fridge. Clean your dishwasher by pouring white vinegar in the detergent dispenser and running a cycle. Absorb leaks and odors at the bottom of your trashcan by placing a handful of newspapers at the bottom.

3. Home Décor and Organization

Spruce up your house with a little décor. As you declutter and organize, have fun by selecting new throw pillows, blankets, colorful accessories and new pictures to place around the house. Simply rearranging your furniture can also change the mood of your space. A few small changes can make a big difference.

4. Digital Coupons

Save on your sprucing by utilizing online digital coupons. Routinely check your favorite retail stores for hot deals on supplies for cleaning, decorating and organizing. One retailer making it easy to save on everyday items is Dollar General. Coupons are available at dg.com/coupons, and are a quick and easy way to save money on great products.


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