Make your Portland home shine with a few of these ideas that cost less than $20.00. Fresh flowers add a vibrant touch to a home, but are expensive to keep well stocked. Consider a houseplant or a potted orchid to add the same effect. Also freshen up the look of your kitchen sink by adding decorative soap dispensers. Ditch the bottle of dish soap and put it in a nice dispenser that coordinates with your hand soap. As for the living space, a great and simple way to add class is to add an old fashioned clock.
Other handy and inexpensive ideas for your Portland home are centered around improving your organization. Clutter makes a house look messier and not as desirable. Baskets are a great way to keep coordinated items together. Toys, bathroom items, blankets, and just about anything you can think of will look better in a basket. Plus, you can often find them for cheap at second hand stores. Put remotes in a basket too, or find a nice box or other creative way to keep them all together and out of sight. Last, corral all of those cords dangling of around your metro Portland real estate. There are many do it yourself ideas online, or check out cable clips, cable twisters, leg cord manager, or a cable management box. With just a few dollars and a few minutes of your time, there are plenty of small things that can be done around the house to make it more appealing to the eye.