We've all heard the expression "save for a rainy day" and some of us might think it's much easier said than done. After all, we've got bills to pay, mouths to feed, and things to buy. We suggest venturing into the world of Do It Yourself (DIY) projects to save money on some of the items you use in your day-to-day life. Rather than thinking of them as another excruciating thing to add to your "To Do" list, look at it from the perspective that they're fun ways to save money! Let's face it, who doesn't love extra money?
From the moment you read the title of this post, you have to admit you were a little bit curious, just a little? Well, we're here to put your curiosity to rest by sharing some of our favorite DIY projects that are fun ways to save money.
1. Paint Your Furniture
Tired of your plain old white drawers and are desperate for a change? Instead of forking out the money to purchase new ones, consider painting the ones you already have to give them a fresh look. It will seem as though you purchased brand new drawers and the best part is, you didn't. Don't forget to show off your 'new' furniture to jealous friends!
2. Make Your Own Lip Balm
Is there a better friend than lip balm, especially in the winter months? They oftentimes come packaged in a small container, which increases the chance of you misplacing them. Regular replacements can add up, and it's a product that only a few of us can get away without using. We've got the ingredients to help you make a reserve of homemade lip balm. All you'll need is some beeswax and coconut oil; it's as simple as that.
3. Homemade Laundry Detergent
Detergent is a household item that tends to get used up quickly. It always seems like there's something to scrub. Have no fear! We have just the right concoction to make your very own laundry detergent. These are all the supplies you'll need: a bar of shaved soap, a cup of Borax, and a cup of washing soda. Voila!
4. Cook It Yourself
With a hectic schedule, it's very easy to fall into the trap of purchasing meals rather than making them at home. However, you'll save money if you can put some time aside in your day to cook at least one meal for yourself. According to gourmet chef Tim Harlan, author of "Just Tell Me What to Eat!", you could save up to 60 percent of the amount that you would usually spend eating at a restaurant if you were to make it yourself. Here are some easy-to-follow recipes that are nutritious and won't break the bank. Bon appétit!
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