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Things To Make Instead Of Buy

Clothing And Shoes 

Laundry Detergent

You can make cheap laundry detergent at your home by merely mixing OxyClean, few home ingredients, and some essential oils. You will get a long-lasting, practical, fresh, and cheap laundry detergent.  

Dryer Sheets

You can make your very own dryer sheet at a low price by just adding a few drops of essential oil with a few drops of vinegar. 

Stain Remover

Things tend to get quite messy around kids and pets, and you would always require a stain remover. You can easily make a stain remover by mixing white vinegar, liquid dish soap, and water. 

Boot Socks 

You can create a cozy, cute, and yet fashionable outfit at home using old sock material. 

Condiments And Food

Granola Bars 

Granola bars are a healthy snack that is very simple to prepare at home, and most importantly, you will avoid consuming unnecessary sugar and preservatives. 

Ice Cream 

You can make delicious flavored ice cream at home. Once you get the idea of preparing the base of simple ice cream, you can add different flavors according to your preference. 

Mozzarella Cheese 

You can quickly learn how to make mozzarella cheese at home in 30 minutes. With just adding a few ingredients such as milk, citric acid, liquid rennet, and cheese salt, you can prepare delicious and yummy cheese at home.   

Spaghetti Sauce 

It’s high time to utilize your garden and use your skills by preparing various pasta and spaghetti sauces instead of purchasing them. You can also use this homemade spaghetti sauce as a dip and marinara for your pizza.  


By using a few simple tricks, you can prepare smooth and creamy hummus at home. All you need to prepare a homemade hummus is chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, ground cumin, and salt.  


Salsa is an essential item when it comes to organizing a taco night. To prepare yourself a fresh homemade Salsa, you would require fresh Roma tomatoes, canned tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, red onion, garlic, green onion, and chili powder and salt. 

Salad Dressing 

Salad dressing is one of the most simple food items to prepare at home. All you need is cilantro lime, balsamic vinegar, and zesty tahini. 

Hot Sauce 

By preparing hot sauce at home, you can easily save a fair amount of money. For making a homemade hot sauce, you would require pepper, vinegar, salt, and some minced fresh garlic.  

Pets And Animals 

Dogs Treats

Instead of investing a fair amount of money on purchasing treats for your dog, you can make some delicious coconut oil treats for your dog. This treat contains many health benefits and will keep your dog’s coat shiny and healthy.  

Cat Toys

You can use old fabric, recycled cardboard, and some loose strings to create some exciting toys for your cat that will keep both your feline and you entertained.  

Pet Sweaters

Suppose you live in a cold climate and require warm clothing to keep your pet nice and warm with some extra insulation during the night. You can make use of your old t-shirts for creating cozy and cute sweaters for your pet. 

Dog Toys

Do you have some old drugs or t-shirts lying around? Give these items a good wash, and then follow a specific DIY tutorial for making some exciting puppy toys that won’t hurt your feelings when your pet eventually rips them.  

Fun Stuff For Play And Home 

Festive Holiday Décor

Instead of purchasing specific decor for Christmas or Easter, you can make some very creative holiday decor using recycled and upcycled materials. 

House Rugs 

You can prepare a carpet for your kitchen floor, a rug for your kid’s bedroom, or a rug for the foyer. When you decide to make hand-made rugs, you can customize them according to your favorite color and size.  

Kid’s Toys

You can make many interesting and creative toys for your child by using certain upcycle materials lying around your house.  


You might have noticed that most of the above-listed products required some of the same staple ingredients such as cardboard, old T-shirts, vinegar, coconut oil, essential oils, and so on. Make sure you purchase these items in bulk and save all the upcycled materials used later. This item will save a fair amount of your money and time shortly. Your biggest problem is figuring out what to do with all the extra money left over.   

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