You know how you REALLY remove carpet dents? Use your foot and rub the squished carpet fibers about. They magically come back! (remove furniture dents in carpet with ice cubes - stupid)
Pea gravel and pebbles can weigh down windowboxes. Empty water bottles are a lightweight option. Place rinsed bottles inside the planter and add soil on top of them. The space between the bottles will allow proper drainage without the extra weight.
Alternative Gardning: Raised-bed vegetable garden ~Must remember to also put a sprinkling system into my raised garden beds!
These really are REAL LIFE ideas! AND they are super affordable, functional and pretty! 14 Real Life Bedroom Ideas Anyone Can Do