Frugal Living

Sometimes pinching every penny counts, so Art & Home has created a series of frugal living articles to help you save money around your home. 

Frugal Living | Saving Money Around the Home

It’s the rare person who has the bank account that can support exploring and experiencing every luxury.  Most of us have to scrimp and save to enjoy some of the finer things in life.

But cutting costs around the home does not necessarily mean having to sacrifice style.

We’ve created some wonderful articles to help you save money around your home so that you can splurge on some of those truly luxurious items you’ve had your eye on.

Feel free to browse our ever-growing collection of articles on cost savings & frugal living, and contact us if you have a particular subject or money-saving tip that you would like to see covered.

Family Friendly Fall Activities That Won't Break the Bank

Fun & Family-Friendly Fall Activities That Won’t Break the Bank

As we say goodbye to summer, it’s time to enjoy all the beauty that fall has to provide. This list of fun and family-friendly fall activities will help the entire family enjoy the beauty and bounty of fall. I love living in a place where I get to enjoy the change of seasons, and I …

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Budget-Friendly Home Decor Updates

7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Update Your Home

A selection of tips and ideas for quick, easy, and budget-friendly ways to update your home and give it an updated look without breaking the bank. Do you feel like your home needs a facelift but don’t have the budget to do a full-scale renovation? You don’t need to feel left behind. Everyone wants to …

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Hacking Your Household Bills

Hacking My Household Bills (aka how I balance my household budget without a budget)

I used to be TERRIBLE with my bills and my household budget. I was always late and ended up sending payments – often partial payments just to keep the lights on – in a panic before the power got cut off, or the cable got disconnected, or something worse.  It just always seemed to be …

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How to Save Money on Your Utility Bills

How to Save Money on Your Monthly Utility Bills

Part of the regular cost of running your typical North American home are receiving the dreaded utility bills. They sometimes offer VERY unpleasant surprises when the bill comes in far higher than expected. The Average American Family spends $305 a month on basic utilities. Plus, there are some things that can cause unusual spikes in …

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