Let's be honest, we all want to make our homes look good. But sometimes it can be hard to find the time and money to do so. That's why we've compiled a list of 10 cheap ways to improve your home that you can complete in less than an hour. From DIY projects to small purchases, these are some of the best ways to spruce up your home on a budget.
Upgrade your light bulbs.
The first thing that you should do is change all of your light bulbs to energy efficient bulbs. This will save you money in the long run and help the environment. You can also try using a ceiling fan to help circulate air in the summer. If you live in an apartment, switch to a water heater that is more energy efficient. If you live in an older home, get an energy audit to find out how you can make your home more energy efficient.
Get a new mattress.
A new mattress is one of the best investments you can make for your health and happiness. You spend a third of your life on it, so it's worth investing in a mattress that will support your body and give you a good night's sleep. If you have a budget of less than $500, look for a mattress made from natural materials like latex, wool, cotton, or organic cotton. It should also have at least two inches of padding. You can also look for mattresses that are adjustable, so they conform to your body's shape.
Clean your house with vinegar and water.
Mix a solution of water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on your floors, countertops, and bathroom surfaces.
Get a new shower head.
A new shower head can make a big difference in the quality of your shower. It will also save water and you'll get more of a massage than with an old shower head. If you have a handheld shower head, it may be time to upgrade to a fixed one.
Replace your toilet seat.
First, remove the old toilet seat. Next, place the new seat over the top of the toilet. Finally, secure it with the included nuts and bolts.