Stretching Your Shopping Budget With Surplus StoresStretching Your Shopping Budget With Surplus Stores

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Stretching Your Shopping Budget With Surplus Stores

When you're looking to get great products and even better prices, one of the things I've learned is how to shop surplus stores. When you shop a surplus store, you can buy overstock items from your favorite name brands at a fraction of the price. After shopping stores like this for many years, I've learned how to maximize my money when I'm looking at overstock like this. I created this site to help others learn how to save money on their shopping adventures as well. I hope that the information here helps you to better prepare for your next trip out and make the most of your budget.


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Plants can liven up the dullest of indoor spaces.  The trick is to find which ones work best for your style and space. 

Know Your Plants

To choose the plants that are right for you, think first about what the plant will endure each day.  Do you have a habit of forgetting to water you plants, or do you love to spend time with them to relax?  Do you have pets that might try to eat them? 

Succulents or bamboo plants can be good options for people who water infrequently.  They are pretty low-maintenance, but they compliment indoor spaces very well.  Pets also tend to leave these alone, as they don't have as many tempting leaves or grasses.

Ferns and floral plants, such as daisies or orchids, can require a bit more upkeep but can make a space feel that much more beautiful.  Be sure to have them in a space with enough light to keep them nourished and thriving.

Know Your Space

When deciding which plants to keep in your home, think of the environment they will inhabit.  If you live in a basement apartment with little light, make sure to place your plants where they'll get the most light.  You may even consider letting them sit outside for a few hours each day.

If you live in a humid environment, be aware of the possibility for mold or fungus accumulation.  Mold can hurt plants as well as encouraging bugs to eat their leaves.  There are plant sprays you can purchase that will help discourage mold from growing.  Keep an eye out for mold as you water and care for your plants each day.

Know Your Style

Part of the fun of indoor plants is the planters or pots you put them in.  Planters can be just as decorative as your plants if not more.  Think about your personal style when picking out the decorative planters you'll want for your new plants.

Planters are no longer as strictly utilitarian as their one-style-fits all predecessors.  From recycled tires to planters made from books and classic statuettes, the options are endless.  One of the latest trends is painting terra cotta pots with modern designs and colors. 

If you haven't found the style that you are looking for on the market, consider purchasing an item that you can make into your favorite style.  Find a beautiful object you love, such as a bag or suitcase, and turn it into a planter.  When planning a project like this, consider water drainage, retaining the soil, and how to protect your planter from any rotting or wear from your plant.