In fact, setting up the baby nursery can run $1,500 or more, with nursery decorations alone costing about $150, according to BabyCenter’s first-year baby costs calculator.
The good news, however, is that among the many ways to cut the various costs related to baby’s first year, there are tricks for saving on nursery set-up, including three tactics that I recently wrote about on U.S. News Money’s Frugal Shopper blog and that make up today’s hint.
The tricks include various strategies for making your own nursery wall art and getting nursery set-up help from your friends (the latter is how I scored a free changing table for my daughter’s nursery). In addition, I also write about how you can set up a nursery for less by going from the get go for items and décor that can grow with your child and with your family.
What tricks for setting up a budget-friendly nursery did I miss? What are your favorite tactics for setting up a nursery for less? Share your thought below.