31 Days {Day 20} || Committing to Change – From Scratch

Just as I am more mindful these days of where my money goes, I am also more mindful of the ingredients in my food (no-wheat) and in the concoctions we use to clean our homes and ourselves.  I also love the idea that I can save money by taking the time to make a lot of these items from scratch.

I already make my own general cleaner, window cleaner, dishwasher detergent, soap and lip balm.  They all work wonderfully, require only a few ingredients, save me oodles of cash and help me to reduce packaging waste as well.  I’ve made my own laundry detergent before and will again, I just haven’t gotten around to it.  The version I made was in a liquid form.  This time I want to try a powdered detergent.  All the ingredients are readily available at the grocery store.  I’ve discovered that vinegar is the miracle of all miracles, good for eating, cleaning your house, canning, washing your hair and a myriad of other uses.

I also want to try making yogurt and granola.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  Even though we shop at Winco and take advantage of the bulk bins, I still think it would be cheaper for me to make my own.  We eat yogurt and granola on a daily basis and I like the idea of knowing what the ingredients are.  I am aware that I am trading dollars for time, but I have time in abundance these days so I’m going to put it to work.

As much as I enjoy saving money, reducing packaging waste, creating with simple ingredients, I also really enjoy just making stuff.  It’s just good old plain FUN and I encourage you to give it a try.

“I noticed that Homemade Dog Biscuits weren’t on your list.  Since you know how much Woody loves them, I think you should consider putting them at the top of your list. And maybe make them tomorrow before any of that other stuff.  Just a suggestion.”

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