Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Little Book of Thrifty Fixes for the Home

While I wait for my new thrifty hero Amy Sedaris' books, I'm enjoying "The Little Book of Thrifty Fixes for the Home". It's the perfect book for no-spending truly thrifty ideas and inspiration.

"Thrift is not just about spending less; it's also about buying less and, when you do spend, spending wisely and using flair and imagination, rather than money, to get the look," writes the author, Bridget Bodoano

This book has sections with tips on:

Principles of thrift- It's not about spending less; it's about spending wisely. You'll live a better lifestyle, save money, and save resources.

Big style with a thrifty budget- We all know that a small budget forces creativity and better "Style" than ordering a ubiquitous furniture set from a furniture catalog.

Shopping thrifty- not just thrifty stores and flea markets but how to buy the best quality for your money and taking advantage of seasonal sales.

Thrifty Recycling- See old objects in a new light, there's also an Eco-Thrift section with tips on saving resources

Thrifty Home Improvements- great tips on where to invest your money and when to use a professional

Thrifty Projects- Detailed background information on necessary materials and simple thrifty projects for furniture and more.

There are simple, inspired storage solutions, like a bookshelf made from plywood stacked on bricks (what thrifter doesn't need more storage?) Simple steps for making your own furniture, cleaning, moving, making your house more energy efficient, and more. The simple, mid century modern inspired graphic designs keep the book interesting and fun to read. I'm still flipping through my library copy, I recommend you go to your own library and scoop up a copy to do the same!

 More Thrifty Book Reviews:
-Top 10 Thrifty Tips from Brini Maxwell
-Top 5 Books for Thrift Inspiration

This post linked at:  New Nostalgia / Today's Creative Blog / Review Retreat / Craft Edition / Tuesday Tagalong


  1. Oh My goodness I can already tell I love your blog! I am heading over to read the Thrift Lovemaking and reason I love to thrift posts! I wil be coming back for sure! I look forward to reading more! I have a deal seeking type blog and hope you will come visit me. www.livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com

  2. Hi! Visiting from Follow Me Back Tuesday! I love your blog and need the tips to save more money! I am your newest follower. Hope you can stop by my blog as well at www.styleingenuity.com.

    - Shelli :)

  3. This looks like a great book! We live one block from the library, so there's no excuse for me not to check it out.


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