12 Things You Should Stop Buying & Make Yourself
Sure it is convenient to buy the things we need, premade and ready to go, but as you know this convenience comes at a cost. Have you ever thought about how much money you could save if you started making your own convenience items, instead of buying them already made? Now is time to think about it, as below you will find 12 things you should stop buying and make yourself. You will find that making these items are easy, and a great way to save money! Here is how to get started.
1. Pudding cups.
Don’t buy premade pudding cups when you make them for much less. Buy a box of pudding mix for less than a buck, prepare it, and place it in individual plastic cups. They are just as good and convenient!
2. Taco seasoning.
Buying taco seasoning can add up. Instead, find a recipe for homemade taco seasoning and make your own in bulk. You can store it in a mason jar and just use it as you need it. Plus, you can add any other ingredients you want to spice it up.
3. Fruit roll ups/snacks.
If you own a dehydrator, making your own fruit roll ups and snacks is so easy, plus much healthier. You can find all sorts of tasty recipes online, and whip your own tasty and even sugar free fruit snacks up in no time.
Try This: Make Your Own Fruit Roll Ups Recipe
4. Bread crumbs.
Why buy canisters of bread crumbs when you can make them yourself and use up old bread in the process? Baking, crushing, and seasoning the bread is so easy, and when you are done you have made your own canister of bread crumbs perfect for all of your recipes.
5. Dried herbs.
Stop paying an arm and a leg for dried herbs. Instead, grow a mini herb garden and dry the herbs yourself. You can easily crush them and store them so you have them for all of your cooking and baking needs.
6. Glass cleaner.
Forget buying glass cleaner, you can make it yourself! Just use vinegar mixed with a few drops of lemon juice or lemon essential oil. You will have the best glass cleaner around.
7. Sink scrub.
Why buy sink cleaners and scrubs with harsh chemicals? Instead, make a paste of baking soda and water, along with a few drops of lemon essential oil. It will do the job well for less and without chemicals.
8. Pest repellant.
There is no need to buy expensive and chemical filled pest repellant. Instead, make your own pest bombs by soaking a cotton ball with peppermint oil and placing it in the areas where these pests tend to be a problem.
Try This: Homemade All Natural Outside Spray
Don’t buy premade salsa full of sugar and preservatives. Instead, toss your fresh veggies such as tomatoes, green peppers, hot peppers, cilantro, and some salt and pepper into a blender and blend. It will be the freshest salsa you have ever tried.
Try This: Homemade Salsa Recipe & Tortilla Chips
10. Potato chips.
Make your own potato chips easily and inexpensively when you shave fresh potatoes and either fry or bake them. You can season them however you wish, and enjoy crispy homemade chips that can’t be beat.
11. Leave in conditioner.
Don’t buy fancy leave in conditioner treatments. Instead, mix a little coconut oil and almond oil and apply to dry ends. It will moisturize your dry hair beautifully!
12. Sugar scrub.
Skip buying fancy sugar scrubs. Instead make your own with brown sugar, a touch of almond oil, and essential oils of your choice. It makes the perfect scrub for getting skin clean and glowing.
Try This: Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe we posted years ago, it’s still my favorite!
Are you inspired to start making your own convenience items? Give these suggestions a try and see how easy it can be.