One of the best ways I know to save money is to “Make Your Own Everything.”
Yes, I said “everything.”
Now, I know–”everything” is within reason. I like Homemade Versions of just about everything, but one can get carried away.
For example, I once saw a magazine that did a spoof of Martha Stewart. You know how she has that calendar in the front of her magazine? When I look at that I wonder how any human can accomplish that much.
(I assume she has a lot of help, you know :)?)
One of the entries on the spoof calendar was “Makes Dirt.”
Truth be told, it had me thinking that maybe one could make dirt. Yikes. I scare myself.
Anyhow, the following are the best DIY Posts from 2013.
And there are some goodies in here.
But no dirt making.
Maybe I’ll try that another day ;).
I hesitated sharing with you that this post was so popular because I (and other readers) are having trouble with the recipe. It seems to work great sometimes and other times–well, it doesn’t. But I had to be honest, so here it is :). When it’s works, it’s GREAT. Check out the notes in the post and hopefully it will work well for you!
I tested a bunch of DIY formulas and this one came out on top. Actually, I am looking at this again so I might have an update. But for now, it stands.
LOVE this. Please, if you are using stuff from the store with the chemical ick–stop. This wash is easy to make and smells lovely! I’m out and need to make some more. Right now I’m just using my Homemade Foaming Soap in the shower, which works pretty well too.
This.Really.Works. And it has an interesting ingredient.
We use this saline recipe all the time.
Saves a BUNCH over the itty bitty store-bought packages. We’ve staved off many a sinus infection with this blend.
I made a mistake with my first post of a Natural Rinse Aid.
Or maybe I didn’t. Read the comments on this post and tell me what you think :).
Got chapped lips? This scrub will take care of them in no time. And it’s healthy enough to eat!
The artificial fragrances in hairsprays can be real killers! Not with this spray. It’s easy to make and gentle on the hair.
This is one of my favorite recipes. Your hands and feet will love it too!
O If you aren’t making this already–start now.
Which of these money saving ideas are you going to try next?