Hi, I’m Tamara White

So glad you are here.

I’m a Thrifter, DIYer, Wife, and Mom of two girls. I was born in Jamaica, raised in New York, and now living in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia.

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How I Got Started

My love and passion for thrifting and DIY projects all started when my husband and I bought our first home in 2018 in Oakland, California – a year after we got married.

At the time, the home needed a full gut renovation, so we decided to not only renovate but also add an additional dwelling unit (ADU) / in-law suite. This required getting plans drawn up by an architect and approved by the City of Oakland.

Due to the hefty overall cost, we made the decision to do some of the work ourselves – from installing luxury vinyl plank floors to kitchen cabinets and painting.

We learned a lot of hard lessons along the way, but once the renovation was complete, we were thoroughly happy with the results. We then decided to rent out a portion of our home as a vacation rental on Airbnb. Through a lot of creativity and smart thrifty finds, and budgeting, we were able to furnish this space, on a small budget. 

Having now renovated and styled five (5) homes later across three different states, I have found my passion for DIYing and thrifting, and I want to share that journey with you. I am self-taught, but my journey has allowed me to pick up many useful tricks, tips, and lessons that I am excited to share. 

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About the Thrifty Apartment

My goal is to provide informative content to help you DIY your own projects and crafts, tips and tricks for thrifting, cleaning, and organizing, and other exciting ways to save money and decorate your home.

I am an avid bargain hunter, always finding the best deals and negotiating for the best prices on home décor and other home improvement needs. I regularly visit local thrift shops, Target, Ross – Dress for Less, and dollar stores, hunting for hidden gems and amazing deals.

I want to inspire anyone looking to create a unique space – so let The Thrifty Apartment help you design your dream home with thrifty know-how! 

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Where to Find Me

I’d love to hear from you. Follow me on my journey and check out my Home Tours & Design for inspiration.

I am a freelance syndicated writer for MSN and the Associated Press Wire. 

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I’d rather be

at the beach

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Reggae & R&B

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my life

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family & Friends

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my hubby& Babies
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Where this all began

Muffin tiramisu jujubes biscuit jelly-o donut cheesecake. Marshmallow caramels wafer jelly muffin bonbon sweet carrot cake. Jujubes pastry gummi bears cotton candy lollipop topping caramels. Tootsie roll cotton candy fruitcake shortbread lemon drops carrot cake lollipop sesame snaps cake.

Gummies dessert bonbon dragée jelly halvah gingerbread topping. Dragée shortbread jelly beans jujubes fruitcake tootsie roll halvah. Soufflé oat cake oat cake jelly sweet cheesecake jelly beans.