I hate spending money…seriously. I don’t like to shop. I have very few needs and even less wants.
So, today I have a dilemma. To spend on something we pretty much do need or to just make do with what we have. This all involves curtains, believe it or not.
This is the time of year that curtains are usually on sale. My favorite store for home decorating is having a great sale, with 65% off of regular prices and a 10% savings on the total order. Plus free shipping.
So, do I spave (spend to save)? We have blinds on most windows, in both houses. They are all usable, but all are pretty much worn, broken, or torn, depending on the type of shade. I prefer to replace them with curtains instead of new shades.
We are working on home improvements in the Richmond house. Redecorating means new window coverings to match new colors. The redecorating is something that has to happen so we can get ready to sell the property. We have the colors picked out, we know what we need, so why should I be hesitating?
At the beach, the shades are incredibly beat up from years of renters who don’t care what they break. The shades in almost every room have broken or missing slats. We are no longer renting the house out, so why am I hesitating to replace those shade with curtains, in the rooms we use all the time?
I like my house to look nice for scuba man and me. The type of curtains I like aren’t the heavy, expensive drapes. They’re not fancy. They are just nice looking, kind of plain, thermal curtains. They will help us save on the energy bills and add a wee bit of value to both homes.
Am I frugal or crazy?