As some of you may already know, the most popular birth month in North America is September! Happy New Year, indeed!
With that in mind, many of us are on the lookout for ideas, directions, and materials to feed our natural nesting instincts. Of course, we also have something to consider which is not altogether natural strictly speaking, but turns out to be just as real; our budget.
So, with that in mind, here’s the first in a three-part series about nursery remodel ideas according to specified budgets. What kinds of projects, remodels, transformations can we affect in our nursery in the months before baby arrives? In this case, what if we’ve got a very limited budget of a little over five hundred bucks? Well, here’s one possible scenario to consider in a nifty graphic
Creative buying, making, or sourcing for your nursery
With a budget of this scale, you’ve got to up the ante on creativity in proportion to the money you haven’t got . This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, of course. One thing this size of budget forces you to think about is the essentials; what is it that you, and your baby, will actually, for sure, no doubt, really, absolutely need?
And even from here, what kinds of things can you get away without buying anything at all? Here’s you chance to engage with the most valuable resource you’ve got in your life; your personal network of people who care about you. Who out there in your life can help you with the items, and the jobs, you need to check off your list? Does someone have a piece of furniture you could use? Does someone else have a way with a paint brush for walls, or for artwork (or both!)? Are there mini-projects on your list that you can manage DIY, or in cooperation with spouses, family, friends, to help you all prepare for a new family member?
When you’ve got bags of money, it’s easy just to buy what the high-end catalogs are telling you to buy. For some people that’s totally OK, of course; there’s no absolute wrong direction. But, when you don’t have bags of money, it’s a chance for you to make your own rules, and to really pour your creative energies into that amazing nesting instinct of yours.
What are some of your thoughts and experiences?
When you think of the word ‘nursery’, what immediately leaps to mind?
What do you personally consider to be the absolute, must-have essentials when it comes to the nursery?
What do you think are overrated, and unnecessary elements?
Tell me all about it in the comments section, everyone!