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DIY Ideas That Can Save You Money

There are so many expenses that contribute to everyday life. From groceries to utility bills, your hard-earned cash vanishes quickly. If you’re looking to save some money, here are some tips on skipping the store and doing things yourself.

Make your own gifts

Do you need a gift for a birthday or holiday coming up? Get into the homemade spirit!1 Tap into your creative side to sew, paint or craft a unique present for your loved one. Your friends and family will surely appreciate the thoughtful gesture and the one-of-a-kind gift.

Home decorations

Whether you’ve recently settled into a new place or are just looking to spruce up your home, save some cash by making your own decorations.2 Décor from shops can often be expensive, so try making it yourself. Search online or on apps like Pinterest for fun ideas that fit your style. You can repurpose items you already have or look for thrifty finds to create standout pieces. Hand-made pieces of décor will lend a warm, personal touch to your home.

Set up a laundry line

While it might seem a bit old-fashioned, a laundry line can save you money in a couple of ways. Yes, you can save on utility costs, but using a laundry line also helps protect your clothes from the wear and tear they can experience in the dryer. This can prolong the life of your clothes and prevent the need to replace items quickly. If you don’t have enough outdoor space for a line, try setting one up in your bathroom, laundry room or garage.

Make your own cleaning supplies

Notice a drop in your bills from the grocery store when your start making your own cleaning supplies at home. Homemade remedies often contain simple ingredients you might already have in your pantry and are surprisingly easy to make. Creating your own cleaning supplies also keeps out harmful harsh chemicals in your home for a healthier outlook.

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1Moseley, Jacki. (2023, Feb 23). Retrieved from: https://abeautifulmess.com/50-homemade-gift-ideas/

2Gautieri, Alyssa and Valeris, Monique. (2022, Nov 29). Retrieved from: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/decorating-ideas/g1711/diy-home-decor/