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Book Your Wedding Venue on Airbnb and Other Smart Tips of the Week!

  • Book your wedding venue on Airbnb: You might know Airbnb as the site for affordable places to stay when traveling, but what about using it as a resource to score your wedding venue? That's right — we've searched the site for beautiful but budget-friendly homes that all ring in under $3,000 (some costing as little as $110!).
  • Rework a free résumé template: It's hard to start a résumé from scratch, which is why the best way to go about creating one is to work off a template. There are also a few places online that let you download them for free, but it's advisable to tweak them to suit your own situation.
  • Throw out one item a day: Cleaning out clutter can be a tough task, especially if you've been letting it build up for a while. Instead of setting aside a huge block of time to take care of months' or years' worth of clutter, take baby steps by throwing away only one type of item a day.
  • Grow your own greens: It's always a waste when you can't finish the fresh produce you bought at the grocery store and end up throwing away the wilting remains. Here's a solution that will save you money and avoid unnecessary waste: grow your own greens.
  • Turn newspaper into bouquets: Instead of tossing your beautiful bouquet on your wedding day or paying extra for a second arrangement, make your own toss bouquet from newspapers.
  • Consider blackout curtains. Covering your windows with blackout curtains is a good way of saving energy, because they can trap in heat during the Winter and keep it out during the Summer. These curtains are also really affordable and can be conveniently bought at many locations, such as Target or your local department store.
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