(BPT) – With spring comes the desire for a fresh start — whether it’s for yourself, your wardrobe or your home. It’s the perfect time to sport a new look, clear out clutter and swap out tired, old decor for fresh, seasonal colors and textures. Unfortunately, revamping for spring can easily become an overwhelming task or bring a hefty price tag.
But don’t despair — here are some tips to help you prepare for the new season without the added stress:
Set a budget
A spring refresh should be just that — a refresh! But with your excitement about a new start can come a seemingly endless to-do list that prompts you to spend more time and money than you’d like. At the onset, decide how much time you want to devote to cleaning, and set timers or listen to a favorite podcast to help you stick to your time limit. Make sure you also consider how much you want to spend on anything new so you don’t go overboard.
Out with the old
Whether you’re looking to update your closet or your home, make room first by removing old clothing or decor. Consider donating what you’re ready to part with, or selling the items with a second-hand retailer like Poshmark or The RealReal to pocket some extra cash.
Remember small changes can make a big difference
You don’t need to overhaul your entire wardrobe or home to feel refreshed. Choose a handful of new items — like vibrant, flared pants or statement earrings — and pair them with your timeless pieces, mixing and matching to create new outfits. When it comes to your home, consider a couple of simple changes or additions to give your favorite spaces a whole new look — like replacing artwork with a large mirror to bring in more natural light or adding new throw pillows.
Shop with a flexible, transparent payment option
Another way to enjoy a spring refresh without losing control of your budget is by paying over time with Affirm. Whether you’re shopping for a fresh floral dress or a new, bold patterned sofa, Affirm gives eligible shoppers the ability to pay biweekly or monthly. Just enter a few pieces of information to check if you’re eligible, and then approved shoppers can spread purchases out in a way that works best for their budget. Don’t worry — you’ll never pay a penny more than you agree to at checkout because Affirm never charges late or hidden fees.
Ready to start your spring refresh? Select Affirm at checkout or download the Affirm app and request a virtual card to use online or in-store pretty much anywhere.
Payment options through Affirm are subject to eligibility and are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders. CA residents: Loans by Affirm Loan Services, LLC are made or arranged pursuant to California Finance Lender license 60DBO-111681.