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10 Cool DIY Home Improvements for $20 or Less

Woman doing best DIY improvements for less than $20
Add some pizazz (and property value) to your home without breaking the bank. All you need is $20 and a few hours to yourself.

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17 Cheap Ways to Dress Up Your Garden

Give your outdoor living space a little low-cost love this summer. No trips to the home and garden store required.

6 Smart Ways to Use Garage Space

If the garage serves no other purpose but another space for clutter to pile up, why not convert it into one of these creative uses?

How to Get the Greenest Lawn on the Block — Naturally

A lush lawn does not require a lush dollar amount. Try one of these inexpensive and environmentally-kind tricks to get the greenest grass on the block.

7 Ways to Decorate an Apartment Without Losing Your Deposit

Get all the comfort, charm, and style you deserve in your rented space without the risk of losing your security deposit. It doesn't cost a lot, either!

How to Keep DIY Projects From Ruining Your Life

Before you swing a wrecking ball through your hard-earned savings, you should decide if home improvement DIY is worth it at all.

10 Smart Things to Do With Leftover Easter Goodies

The Easter Bunny brings a wealth of knick-knacks and treats. Stuck wondering what to do with those goodies post-Sunday? Repurpose them!

10 Household Tools Every Frugal Homeowner Should Own

From hammers to hacksaws, here's how to nail down the perfect frugal home toolkit. You'll be ready for almost any repair!

15 Surprisingly Valuable Uses for a Penny

Pennies are worthless, right? Wrong! From table decor to saving dying flowers, a penny can get you out of a jam — for really, really cheap.

Flashback Friday: Our 61 Best Home Improvement Hacks Ever

Giving your home a makeover can be expensive. But with our 61 brilliant home improvement hacks, your house will sparkle and your budget will survive.

Pick Up One of These Frugal Hobbies This Weekend

Battling boredom can bust your budget, briskly. Fill your you time with fun, cheap hobbies that can improve your life, and maybe even your finances.

Almost 50 Unique Housewarming Gifts for Less Than $20

You don't have to spend a lot to help your friends and family settle into a new place.

14 Festive and Easy DIY Holiday Decorations

Deck your halls with DIY! These crafty ways to decorate will keep the celebration going all season long.

9 Easy Mason Jar Gifts You Can Make

You don't have to bust the budget to be a generous gift giver. Whether you're crafty or culinary, a cute mason jar surprise is always welcome.

15 More Cheap and Easy DIY Toys Kids Will Love

Your little ones are sure to love these fun and fantastically frugal DIY toys — and your budget will, too!

19 Fun, Cheap Projects to Try This Weekend

No plans this weekend? Try these fun and cheap weekend projects.

10 Smart Household Uses for Rope

Rope is so versatile for holding things in place, but you can also use it for great home decor, too. Get your knot on!

12 Smart Uses for Safety Pins

The humble safety pin can do more than just conceal clothing tears. Dig a couple out from the bottom of the drawer and put them to work!

8 Amazing Board Games You Can DIY

If you've grown tired of the same old board games, why not make your very own? Here's how to make eight great ones.

16 Hacks for the Perfect At-Home Mani-Pedi

Interested in getting a salon-quality mani/pedi without paying top dollar? Try these at-home mani/pedi hacks.

11 Brilliant DIY Light Fixtures

Brighten up any room in the house with a little DIY. These gorgeous, easy-to-make lighting options bring the shine — for not much lucre.