Thursday, July 23, 2015

Room With a CLEAR View

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Sometimes home revamp or organization budgets can be especially challenging to stick to. If you're like me, you have a vision in your head of how you want the final product to appear and are not willing to settle for anything less than perfect. Oftentimes that mindset causes your budget to be completely overlooked as you strive to take a project that began as a spruce up into creating an entire new design for a space. Fortunately, I have partnered with Visa Clear Prepaid to share some ways to make budgeting and brainstorming a room upgrade just a bit easier.

By choosing a Kaiku® Visa® Prepaid Card, you are able to set a budget and stick to it. There is no reason to have a card with confusing fees to add to the challenge of staying within budget when sprucing up your space.  Cards that use the Visa Clear Prepaid seal are required to clearly communicate their monthly fee plan so that you'll know when you pay a fee and when you won't. Cards meeting the Visa Clear Prepaid standards provide you with transparency and protection, resulting in more time to do the things you love, which for me is decorating.

Decorating and interior design have always been something that I've enjoyed so I am thrilled to be able to begin planning and budgeting for my apartment decor for the coming school year and I know my parents are thrilled that I've included the word budget in that statement. With the whole summer to begin gathering pieces for my new space and even make some of my own I am able to spread out the cost and have a monthly spending amount in mind thanks to my Kaiku® Visa® Prepaid Card. Since the furniture is provided I am able to focus on my bedroom decor and achieving the look in my head without breaking the bank.

With lots of pieces in mind and a continual lust list of what I should budget for next I am coming to realize the importance of prioritizing purchases. For a bedroom I find that investing in nice bedding is more important than having brand new desk accessories (no matter how pretty an acrylic tape dispenser is) so by saving in one area I am able to spend a bit more in another. If you are putting a new design twist on an already furniture filled area I think pillows are a great way to transform a space and they are usually relatively inexpensive as well. I gathered inspiration before beginning my project and found that to be great encouragement along the way.

As I began shopping I loaded my Kaiku® Visa® Prepaid Card to set my budget before I purchased anything. To see how easy it is to load the Kaiku® Card see this post. Having a prepaid card made it easier to shop within my allotted budget and not be tempted to go over my set amounts as I may have been using a regular credit card and knowing that the funds were available to me. This encouraged me to save and make on my own when possible so that I could purchase the pieces I really wanted along the way. By keeping track of what I had purchased and their cost I was unexpectedly able to buy some of the bedroom accessories that I originally hadn't prioritized.

Whether you are reorganizing your pantry or office space or taking on a larger project as I am the Kaiku® Visa® Prepaid Card and its understandable fees and ease of use minimized the stress of redecorating and organizing allowing the process to be more fun making the outcome more enjoyable.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visa Clear Prepaid and Kaiku®. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Prep In Your Step possible.


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