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BUDGET, CAMPING & TRAVEL, LIFE

How to Save for a Vacation When Money is Tight

Don’t we all wish we could travel more? There are so many places in the world and even here in the U.S. that I would love to see. My husband and I try to travel as much as we can, even if it’s just a short weekend trip with our camper. We love exploring new places. Of course, we both have jobs and a budget, so it’s not like we can just pack up and leave whenever we feel like it. When you’re short on time and money, seeing the world isn’t quite so easy.

I think it’s important to take vacations. It’s good for our minds, bodies, and even our relationships. Going on a vacation gives us a chance to recharge, which allows us to be even better when we get back. If you never give yourself the chance to take a vacation, it’s easy to get burned out on life. When my husband and I went through premarital counseling, our counselor suggested setting aside an hour each day, a weekend each month, and a week each year for just the two of us.

Can you imagine how much better life would be if we all followed that rule? A weekend away each month and a week vacation every year with my husband sounds amazing! It’s easy to say you’ll do it, but actually following through can be difficult, especially when life gets busy and money is tight.
Now, this post isn’t going to be about finding the time for a vacation – I will save that for a later post. Today I want to talk about what you can do to afford a vacation, even when money is tight.

Sometimes we don’t feel like we have the money to go on a trip, so we don’t even bother trying to plan one. Right now you may feel like you don’t have any extra money to save, let alone spend on a vacation. How on earth could you possibly come up with enough money to travel? I’ve been there too, and today I’m going to share my simple trick that always works for us.

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BUDGET, CLEANING TIPS, HOME, ORGANIZATION

How to Freshen Up Your Wardrobe on Any Budget

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all have had a great week and are having a relaxing Sunday so far. I know many of you have been busy working on your spring cleaning. My post How to Declutter Your Entire House in One Week has quickly become my post popular post so far! I hope it has proven to be as helpful for you as it has for me when tackling that huge chore!

In that post, I broke down the process of decluttering into seven steps, one for each day. Not everyone has the time to devote an entire week to cleaning, so I also mentioned that you could spread it out over a couple of months and work on one step each week if that works better for you. However you chose to do it, I’m sure your home is already starting to feel much more organized!

In that seven day project, we started by working on our wardrobes. I know that this time of the year, many of us (including myself) get the urge not only to deep clean our homes, but also to freshen up our wardrobes, so I thought it would be the perfect time to go into a little more detail about that. If you haven’t started working on my decluttering plan just yet, or if your wardrobe still needs some work, keep reading!

It’s usually around this time each year that I start to feel like my wardrobe just isn’t working for me anymore. I don’t know how this happens, but as soon as the weather starts to get warmer, I start to wonder what the heck I wore this time last year! I know I had plenty of clothes and I know I didn’t get rid of any of them, but suddenly it’s like I can’t find anything to wear. Continue Reading