Finances are complicated.
With Remitly, it’s easier than ever to send and receive money because all you have to do is, “Create an account with your email address on our website or through our app in the App Store or Google Play.” You probably have a job that doesn’t pay you quite as much as you want, and chances are, you’ve got debts that need to be repaid too.
Money comes and goes for various reasons, but just because you don’t have a lot doesn’t mean you can’t live like you do! Here are four easy and affordable ways to live a more luxe lifestyle, even if you don’t have the funds to match.
Visit the Second-Hand Store
When you think about living a luxury lifestyle, you probably think about luxury clothing. Name brands are not only better quality, which makes them more expensive, you also end up paying for the label.
Instead of blowing your savings on a designer dress, visit the second-hand stores and dig through the items on the racks one-by-one. You’ll be surprised how many name brand items end up in the store!
Another tip? Shop the second-hand stores in and around affluent neighborhoods to find the best stuff.
Take Advantage of Special Offers
No matter how much money you have, you probably go shopping every once in a while. If you’re not taking advantage of loyalty programs, you’re really missing out on an easy way to add more luxury to your life.
From makeup to restaurants, most businesses are willing to send coupons throughout the year, and many will give you free things on your birthday! That way you can try out that fancy new makeup and order an appetizer and dessert with your meal at your favorite restaurant.
Simplify Your Space
When you look at luxurious spaces online and in magazines, they have a few things in common—they’re all clean and open. That means the opposite of a luxurious space is a cluttered space.
If you want to feel like you’re living in your own luxury Manhattan apartment, you have to declutter and simplify your space. Get rid of everything in your home that doesn’t have a special meaning and is low-quality. Plenty of open wall space can also make an area feel more open and less cluttered.
It’s All in the Little Things
When it comes to luxury, you have to treat yourself to the little things. Fortunately, it’s the little things that don’t cost a lot of money! A few ideas include:
- Fancy hand soap for the bathroom
- Eucalyptus hung in the shower
- Dried lavender placed in your linen drawers
- Cloth napkins in the dining room
- Herbal water and ice cubes
- Fresh flowers on an end table
You don’t have to have a huge bank account to live a little more luxuriously! With the tips on this list you can surround yourself with things that lift your spirits and make you feel like a million bucks without draining your checking account.