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Reuse and recycle
Everything doesn't have to be new to make your home improvement work. I am a big fan of refurbished and salvaged products from places like Habitat Restore. It's the perfect place to find perfectly usable materials at incredible savings. Also, think before removing things from your home. Consider how you might repurpose something, like a piece of furniture, with some simple DIY.