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5 Uses for Baby Furniture After Baby Grows Up

Don’t you just love finding multiple uses for things? If so, then you’ll enjoy this guest post. You don’t have to get rid of the baby furniture when your youngest baby grows up. Just check out all the possibilities below.

by Kaitlin Krull

Choosing furniture for your new baby’s nursery is exactly like shopping for a new car: exciting, nerve wracking, and so (so) expensive.

After months of searching for the right pieces to fit you and your family, you finally choose the perfect models. Once you’ve kitted out your baby’s room with the finest furniture money (and baby shower gift cards) can buy, you might think your job is done.

Fast forward five or 10 years, when your children have moved out of the nursery and are on to bigger and better things, like bunk beds, computer desks, and forts. Your precious furniture is left in the garage and you can see the money you’ve wasted.

If this sounds familiar, don’t worry! Over at Modernize, we know this sad story, and are here to help you out with a little upcycling DIY.

Here are five of the most ingenious (and simple) ways to reuse your baby furniture once your little one is all grown up.Continue Reading

6 Tips for Boosting the Family Income

Unfortunately, the economy is not recovering enough to result in substantial salary increases. According to some sources, salaries were up less than 2% in both 2011 and 2012. This means that many people are turning to income streams beyond their main jobs. So here are 6 tips for boosting the family income. Some are easierContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Overspent This Holiday Season? – How to Get Your Finances Back on Track

Spending during the holiday season can really set you back financially. It’s all well and good to read advice on how to avoid holiday debt; but now that you’re in it, what can you do? How can you get your finances back on track? Here are some tips. Long-Term ChangesContinue Reading

Starting a Family on a Budget

Parents and heads of households can initiate a family budget for any number of reasons, and methods used to enforce the spending restrictions can vary according to household structures. But if possible, engage all members of the family who can comprehend the concept to assist in the process, reinforcing both the idea and the realityContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Frugal Gift Giving for Teachers

Teachers are important in our children’s lives. They spend hours with our children, five days a week. They teach our kids important facts and model good behavior all year long. This holiday season, make sure to make a special place for teachers on your Christmas list. You might be saying that it is all wellContinue ReadingContinue Reading