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10 Cool DIY Home Improvements for $20 or Less

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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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Start Now: You Can Make These 23 Delicious Holiday Gifts

The early bird gets the worm, and also saves a ton of money by making delicious holiday treats!

25 Beautiful Things You Can Make With Paint Sample Cards

The cheapest way to spruce up a space is with paint. Sample paint chips, that is.

37 Brilliant Ways to Reuse an Empty Milk Jug

Don't throw that empty milk jug away! Put it to good use with these fun craft ideas

8 Creative Ways to Upcycle Used Baby Furniture

Wondering what to do with that old crib or changing table? It could become a stunning addition to a kitchen or dining room!

How to Create Your Dream Backyard on a Budget

DIY and design experts Erin and Ben Napier share their brilliant tips on how to improve your outdoor space on a budget.

18 Clever Ways to Reuse Your Plastic Shopping Bags

Plastic bags may no longer be free at your local stores. If you're going to pay for them, make sure you know how to reuse them smartly.

18 Smart Ways to Reuse Your Empty Glass Bottles

Got a bunch of empties sitting in the recycle bin? You can turn that trash into treasure!

Best Money Tips: Things You Can Do Yourself Instead of Paying a Pro

Today we found articles on things you can do yourself instead of hiring a pro, ways to save at Disney World, and common mistakes you make when washing your face.

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.