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Joining the "I need money" club, too!

May 21st, 2014 at 02:01 pm

Had to laugh at English Castle's post! I have taken a look around my house and determined that there is a list of things (not long) that need to be done.

My list of things to tackle includes:

1) 2 twin mattresses
2) Bedding for foreign ex student's room
3) Inexpensive artwork
4) New shower curtain for main bathroom
5) Paint and towels for main bathroom
6) Shelving unit and storage for main bathroom
7) New twin sheets all the way around (six twin bedding sets) Mostly solid colors for mixing/matching
8) New bed pillows
9) Window treatments for bedroom for foreign ex student

Not all in all budget breaking or bending, however, we are going further into serious economizing mode (if there was such a thing). And I'm looking at coupons and sale ads. I imagine that my shelving unit will come from Hobby Lobby (I like what they have there). I also imagine that the bedding will be from Bed/Bath/Beyond as I did see something that I like (duvet cover and sham for $59) Will try to insert link for item here.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/studio-3b-trade-kayla-reversible-duvet-cover-and-sham-set/211732?categoryId=12017

I like that it is reversible. And maybe matching blue curtains with orange ribbon tie backs? Economical, but cute?

I also found shower curtains that I really like at Target that cost no more than $25.

So, I will keep this as my "To Do" home improvement list, too. Smile

5 Responses to “Joining the "I need money" club, too!”

  1. snafu Says:

    Are all these expenses being driven by your accepting a foreign student?

  2. My English Castle Says:

    I really like the pattern and the orange. Very cute!

  3. laura Says:


    @ snafu, There are some definite things that we would need to do to get set up for the exchange student (mattress/bedding/storage issue in the bathroom). I've wanted to paint the main bathroom for the past several years, and I think now is the time.

  4. snafu Says:

    We found it helpful to give our student a Our sons use them since they each prefer different products and it made too much clutter in their small bathrm.

    Since you decided to accept a foreign student to increase income, you need to keep that focus when tempted to buy cute stuff for her. Would you consider giving the new mattress to your daughter and use the existing mattress for the student for example?

  5. snafu Says:

    Sorry, sentence went off to cyberspace...trying to say we use Dollar Store 'Dorm Bsskets' which resemble over sized berry baskets with fold down handles. We find these wonderful to corral grooming and bath products since DS prefer different products and it made their small bathrm vanity too cluttered.

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