Save Money By Making Things Yourself

 

There are lots of ways you can save money by making things yourself. Not only are you freeing up cash to spend on something else or put away and save for next Christmas or a holiday, but most of these things are actually better for you or give you some satisfaction from having made them yourself.

Try these and do a bit of research online to see if there are other things you might save money by making it yourself.

Food

Food is definitely one of those things that is actually better for you if you make it yourself. Homemade food will contain no ‘E’ numbers, MSG’s or food additives that are not at all good for you. Making food yourself is enjoyable and will save you money. What a great thing to teach your kids too!

Try these for starters:

  • Bread
  • Pesto
  • Dips
  • Granola
  • Flapjacks
  • Jam
  • Cakes
  • Puddings
  • Salad Dressing

Cleaning & Laundry Products

Did you know that you can make your own cleaning and laundry products? Now we are not suggesting at all that you go mix chemicals together – definitely NOT! What we are suggesting is that you use more natural ingredients to make them yourself. It is amazing how many things you can make yourself. Not only are these kinder to the environment because they don’t use chemicals but they will save you a lot of money too! We have done the hard work for you and Googled some ideas and links to them to try:

Fake Febreze

Natural Bleach Alternative

Homemade Liquid Dish Soap

Natural Fabric Softener

Homehade Beeswax Furniture Polish

Natural Disinfectant Spray

Non Toxic Glass Cleaner

Beauty Products

We all know how expensive beauty products can be, not to mention the fact that many are also tested on animals and contained harsh ingredients. What better way to save money than making your own beauty products. Kind all round! We’ve researched some great ideas and ways to make them for you too.

Lavender Bath Salts

Homemade Foundation

Homemade Blusher

Natural Eyeliner

Homemade Body Wash

Why not do your own research, there are literally stacks of websites and bloggers out there who offer free ideas, tips and recipes on how to save money by making it yourself.