Here at My Tio Rico, we’re always excited to welcome a new life into the world, so from our family to yours, congratulations to all the expecting parents. Summer and Fall are wonderful times to welcome a baby, especially in warmer climates like California, where a hot day is a perfect opportunity to turn up the air conditioning or open the windows and dedicate some time to creating an inviting new space for baby.
Big Changes on a Small Budget
A new baby means an even tighter budget, but creating a beautiful nursery doesn’t have to break the bank. Turning that spare room into a comforting space to bond with baby can be easy with a little creativity and effort. Repurposing things you already own, creating DIY works of art, and purchasing items from a second-hand store will transform part of your home into a cozy corner to spend time with your new little bundle of joy.
As your little one grows, they’ll have their own opinion about how they want their room to look, but right now it’s up to you. To create a nursery that grows with them, begin with a neutral and light paint color like a light pale gray, green, or yellow. These colors are gender-neutral and lend themselves well to different colors of decor. To accent the walls, purchase some inexpensive frames from the local dollar store, then either make simple paintings that match your color scheme, or frame memorable items like ultrasound photos, shower invitations and cards. Hang the new framed “art” around the room to instantly warm up the space.
More Comfort, Less Clutter
Remember that when baby arrives, you won’t have as much time to clean or organize, so it’s a smart idea to get everything you need in one place. Try repurposing an old filing cabinet or dresser, designating a drawer for diapers and wipes, a drawer for onesies, clothes, and burp cloths, and a drawer for everything else you might need to grab at a moment’s notice. Having a newborn in the house changes everything, but there’s no need to spend a lot of money on brand new furniture when you might already own something that will work perfectly! If you don’t have it, try shopping at a thrift store, where a used filing cabinet will usually only cost $25.
Having a Baby is Expensive!
No matter where you live or who you are, everyone can agree that raising a baby is expensive! Here at My Tio Rico, we want to help. That’s why our motto is “Te Ayuda”. Whether it’s sharing tips on becoming a new parent, or helping you make ends meet, we want to support you when you need it most. Whether you need extra cash for back up diapers, or you want to pay off a medical bill to avoid debt, an auto title loan can help. Just call Tio Rico and one of our helpful specialists will explain the simple process and get you on your way to having the cash you need.