things to stop buying and start making

Things to stop buying and start making

If you’re wanting to save some big grocery bucks, it’s time to start thinking about things to stop buying and start making yourself. I’m talking about making your own pantry staples and household essentials!

Not only does creating your own stuff keep more money in your wallet, often times it’s better for your health! I mean how many times are you stuck reading a label in the store wondering what half of the ingredients are? By making your own essentials, you’re ensuring that you know each and every ingredient involved.

Also, an aspect of the frugal lifestyle for some, or many, is to be more self sufficient. Rather than running to the store every time you run out of something, you could try making it yourself! Once you know how to make everyday items, you’ll save yourself a lot of trips to the store, reduce your plastic waste, all while saving lots of money.

Creating your own products from scratch is simple. But to make it even easier for you, I’ve round ed up a list of 30 things to stop buying and start making:

  1. Homemade Flavoured Coffee Cream |
  2. Homemade Peanut Butter | Fox and Briar
  3. Homemade Yogurt | Faithfully Gluten Free
  4. Homemade Mayonnaise (video) | Simple Bites
  5. Homemade Bisquick |
  6. Homemade Ketchup | Cupcakes and Kale Chips
  7. Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packs |
  8. Homemade Butter |
  9. Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup | Buns in my Oventhings to stop buying and start making
  10. Homemade BBQ Sauce | Simply Scratch
  11. Homemade Bread Crumbs | Make and Takes
  12. Homemade Taco Seasoning |
  13. Homemade Ranch Dressing |
  14. Homemade Cream Cheese | Bigger Bolder Baking
  15. Homemade Bouillon Cubes | Simple Bites
  16. Homemade Alfredo Sauce | Genius Kitchen
  17. Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk | Cooking with Books
  18. Homemade Brown Sugar | Nourishing Joy
  19. Homemade Sour Cream | Oh Lardy
  20. Homemade Powdered Sugar | Mom with a Prep
  21. Homemade Vanilla Extract |
  22. Homemade Pizza Dough |
  23. Homemade Baking Powder | Mommypotamus
  24. Homemade Refried Beans | Simply Scratch
  25. Homemade Tomato Sauce | Food 52
  26. Homemade Apple Sauce | Pioneer Woman
  27. Homemade Pop Tarts | Smitten Kitchen
  28. Homemade Worcestershire Sauce | Little House Living
  29. Homemade Laundry Detergent | DIY Natural
  30. Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner |
  31. Homemade Soy Sauce | Little House Living
  32. Homemade Dryer Sheets |

How many of these have you tried? What are some things to stop buying and start making that you would recommend?

If you’re wanting more ideas for things to make from scratch, you might want to try this book, The Homemade Pantry.  It features 101 recipes that you can try!

homemade pantry