7 Things You Should Make Yourself Instead of Buying ...

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Nowadays, people are looking for any way to save some money and that's why I'm going to help out by giving you a list of things to make instead of buying.

You can find pretty much anything processed, prepared, packaged and waiting for you on a store shelf.

However, making your own everyday products will help your wallet as well as the planet too!

So here are things to make instead of buying to help get you started with saving some money as well as the environment.

1. Fruits & Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are the best things to make instead of buying!

When you develop a green thumb, you can save yourself a lot of money by skipping the produce aisle at the grocery store.

Not only are fresh, organic fruits and vegetables from your home garden delicious, but you also don't have to wonder what pesticides or herbicides are on them.

If you'd rather start small, you can turn a simple basket into an herb garden or grow food indoors!

2. Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning supplies are one of the most expensive things to buy at the grocery store!

Instead, try using things like vinegar and baking soda to clean.

Vinegar is a great antibiotic!

It can be used to kill germs and clean anything from sinks and toilets, to computer screens and hardwood floors!

Baking soda works well with vinegar.

You can use this mixture anywhere you would use bleach.

It gets smells out of clothes and carpet and just about anything else.

Then there's hydrogen peroxide, which can get blood out of clothing and red spots out of carpets.You can even use it to remove mold.

3. Candles

All you need to make your own candles are wax or wax flakes, wicks, crayons, and a scent!

Everything you need can be easily found at your local arts &2

crafts store.

What's even better about learning to make your own candles is that you can make them whatever color and scent combination you want!

Candles can cost so much at the store that making batches of them this way will save you tons of cash.

All it takes is melting down your wax, pouring it into whatever enclosure you want to mold your new candles to, (like a mason jar or a cupcake sheet if you'd rather have candles with no enclosure) and then adding the wick.

There are tons of DIY candle guides online.

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