The downside to a townhouse rather than a student apartment is that a townhouse comes unfurnished. Meaning I need to spend some money on furniture. Its April! Which means garage sale season is on its way! I love nice stylish things but I love a bargain more. My advice is buy the ugliest cheapest piece of a so-called couch you can find and spruce it up.
I am a DIY (do it yourself) kind of girl. And seeing as my major is family and consumer science, I know a thing or two about the sewing machine. But, seeing as I am truly just starting my major in the fall I know nothing about teaching. Lucky for you all, someone else does.
All things thrifty has a large list of DIY reupholstering tutorials that will save you a lot of money on furnishing your new home. If you are like me, broke but needy of nice things; its time to make a compromise.
First! GARAGE SALE. Second! FABRIC STORE. Third! DIY. Forth! Fabulous.