The tradeoff for spending little money typically means you have to spend more time: weeks shopping for that bargain rug, frequent stops at the thrift store hoping to luck upon that perfect piece of furniture, sewing your own curtains, just generally replacing the dollar signs with hours of time.
But, I’ve gotta admit – there’s a much greater sense of satisfaction in the feeling that I’ve done something myself than there is driving to Pottery Barn and buying it.
Do you spend more time or money?
Neither is the wrong choice –
it’s just a choice you have to make.