Top 5 Cheap Ways to Get Out of the Dog House

We all tend to pull bone-headed moves once in a while. Some women might spend a bit too much money while they’re out at the mall, which makes most guys’ heads spin. And men, they tend to communicate poorly. Of course they love their wives, but they don’t always know how to show it. This often lands them in the dog house needing to come up with some sort of way to make it up to their wives.

They could always buy their wives an expensive gift, but after just a few arguments, this might cause some checks to bounce. Instead of breaking the bank, here are some cheap ways you can show your wife that you love them.

1) Buy Flowers – Women love flowers. The beauty, the scent, the feel; flowers just have it all. Oh, and did I mention that they are cheap? For less than $60 you could buy a huge bouquet AND have them delivered (flower delivery Adelaide)!

2) Clean the Entire House – Women get sick of cleaning up after you each and every day. If you want to show her how much you appreciate her efforts, clean up the house without being asked. And, most importantly, let her know how much you appreciate her.

3) Take Her Where She Wants to Go – At times, men can be a little selfish and refuse to do anything that their wives want to do. You know, things like horseback riding, dancing, or simply taking a walk downtown. Think about what she has been asking you to do for a while and offer to take her. Be sure to enjoy yourself as well (nobody likes a mopey partner).

4) Write Her Love Notes – This tip is incredibly effective and incredibly cheap! Buy a bunch of sticky notes for $2 and plaster them all over the house with kind words written on them. Who doesn’t like someone showing their love?

5) Take Her on a Picnic – There are few things that are more romantic than a quiet picnic in a beautiful area. If you can get your wife to join you, you’ll most likely be laughing and making up soon after the picnic begins.

Do you have some other inexpensive ways to apologize?

Inexpensive Fall Decor Ideas

With our remodel at a standstill (hopefully it’ll get going again soon!), and the state of MESS in our home, I sadly probably won’t be decorating for fall this year. It would kinda be like putting lipstick on a pig. But that doesn’t mean I can’t still dream. I hit Pinterest in search of some (inexpensive, of course) fall décor ideas. Here are some that I would make if I had a space to put them in.

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painted-acorns

painted acorns

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  diy chevron pumpkins

diy chevron pumpkins

diy birch bark candle diy birch bark candle

hanging acorn wreath

fall wreath with acrons

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glittery acorns

dried orange and cinnamon ornaments

dried orange and cinnamon ornaments

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Gourd candle holders

Enjoy your fall decorating!

How to Save Money on Your Next Carpet Project

Have you recently looked at your carpet in disgust? If you simply can’t look at it any longer, you might think that you only have one option. Call those carpet guys and pay thousands of dollars to get everything replaced. Let me assure you though, this is not your only option!

Clean It Up

Vacuuming can only do so much. When dirt is stomped into the carpet day after day, you really need to steam clean them. Try finding a steam cleaner for residential use, like the ladybug 2200s.  They are light weight, versatile, and work well! And, most importantly, they can extend the life of your carpet.

Instead of paying thousands of dollars for new carpet every five years, your carpet could last for 15 or 20 years if you steam clean them regularly. Best yet, you could possibly rent a steam cleaner from a home renovation store or even Kroger’s instead of buying one yourself if you don’t have the funds currently.

Look at Replacing Small Sections

Perhaps the issue with your carpeting are just a couple of stains. A grape juice stain here, a cat stain there, and a couple of small dark spots that popped up out of no where! If your carpet is fairly new, but is just stained, then you might be able to replace just a few sections of carpeting.

Call up the company where you originally purchased the carpet, ask them if they still have your type in stock, and then ask them for some samples for you to compare to your current carpet. If the color is still a match, they could definitely replace a few sections for you for a much cheaper price than redoing the entire section.

If You Need New, Be Patient

If a steam clean just won’t do the job and you can’t replace sections of your carpet, then you might have to bite the bullet and buy new. But this still doesn’t have to break the bank. Take a look at flooring stores and even big box maintenance stores. They often have a nice selection of quality, inexpensive carpets. If you wait for a special, installation is often less than $100!  Be patient and you can find yourself an amazing deal.

Have you ever replaced carpets in your home? What tips do you have for everyone?