And mum-of-three, Jessica Brouwer, knows her fair share of them.
Brouwer has been busy transforming her five-year-old daughter's room with op-shop gems, Facebook Marketplace finds and freebies. And the result is epic.
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From the dreamcatcher wall hanging to one seriously impressive castle bookshelf, Brouwer has completely decked out her daughter's room for less than $500.
"Her room has come together with a whole lot of love, some hard work, bargain finds, DIY and craft projects and a bit of upcycling," she told Mamamia.
"We love hitting up op-shops and I’m always on Marketplace keeping an eye out for bargains and freebies that I can either fix or upcycle."
Here's the full list of materials she used to transform the space.
"The chair was a $15 Marketplace find, I gave it a little hack by removing the old foam and material and replacing it with the $6 Kmart Grace cushion."
Image: Supplied/Jessica Brouwer.