DIY - SAVE MONEY BY MAKING IT YOURSELF

There are so many things that can be made from scratch that'll save you money. But... listen... I'm not talking about baking your own bread (because that takes too long, or making your own mascara (yes that's a thing), or even making your own ice cream (it's more expensive to make it, than to buy it!) Nope. The recipes you'll find here are all:
1. Quicker to make than running up to the store to buy it (so you won't boil anything to make liquid laundry soap)
2. Cheaper to make than to buy.
Leave me a comment under the posts you try so I know how you like them!

How To Make The Best Car Air Freshener For Pennies

We all know that I have boys...smelly, stinky boys and in order to survive another car trip I needed to find the best car air freshener with essential oils. On our recent car trip, we decided to stop for dinner and then get back on the road. A half hour later...it...

The Best Homemade Fabric Refresher You Can Make Today

I needed a homemade fabric refresher with essential oils like last week because my car became so smelly. My boys get smelly, very smelly. They play disc golf outside in the Florida heat. And then they get rained on and they accumulate mud as well. So not only do they...

How To Deodorize Carpet (Or Rugs) With A Scent You'll Love

You know I have a big family with lots of kids and cats, and that means I am constantly trying to learn how to deodorize carpet and rugs... fast! Usually right before guests are about to stop by (because being prepared is no fun!). And usually, like the mad momma I...

How To Make Ammonia Free Glass Cleaner You'll Love

Have you seen the prices of ammonia free glass cleaner lately? Wow! It is so expensive. Over $4 for just one bottle! I was astounded the last time I had to purchase a bottle and my gut just sank. Buying my family good quality food is something we really strive for, so...

How To Make A Cheap Leather Sofa Cleaner That Works

There are several furniture pieces in my home that I love, my leather sofa and my leather office chair. While they are great, they seem to get the most dirt, and I'll admit, coffee spills from me especially on my office chair. We paid the extra money to buy the bottle...

How To Clean A Stinking Garbage Disposal Easily

How stinky is your stinking garbage disposal? Mine gets pretty stinky. My kitchen helpers (aka, my kids) often forget to run the stinking garbage disposal when they are on kitchen duty. They also conveniently forget to actually clean the stinking garbage disposal and...

How To Make The Cheapest Wood Furniture Cleaner

They say "judge not, lest you be judged"... so please remember that when you look at my "before" pictures of using my DIY wood furniture cleaner. You see, my name is Kati Kiefer, not Martha Stewart. I do not have a cleaning crew nor a maid. And we all have that one...

How To Make DIY Adhesive Remover – Just 2 Ingredients

You know that I love to use old jars but I needed to find the best adhesive remover to get those sticky labels off the front. Spaghetti, salsa, and jelly jars are prime examples of jars that I love to save and reuse. After my kids kept breaking the good drinking...

How To Make Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner In Just Minutes

It was cleaning day and I ran out. I simply ran out of stainless steel cleaner and polish and I didn't want to run to the store again. I was going to have to make my own homemade stainless steel cleaner and polish if I was going to get my cleaning done. I'm sure you...

How To Make A Floor Cleaner For Super Clean Floors

Does your laminate floor cleaner work well? The floors throughout my entire house look like wood, but they are actually a laminate. I love them because they are so strong. They don't show scratches and they are easy to clean. You know that I am a crazy cat lady and I...

How To Clean Stainless Steel Sinks And Not Spend A Fortune

If you need to learn how to clean stainless steel sink in a cost effective manner, you're in for a treat! For the last three years I've asked for one thing for Christmas: a new kitchen sink. My husband thought that was a horrible gift to buy me, but they are...

The Best Vinegar Citrus Cleaners For All Your Cleaning Needs

I had just peeled a second orange for James to take with him for lunch at work and I was lamenting about throwing the peels away when an idea popped into my head - Why can't I make some kind of vinegar citrus cleaners with these peels?  You see, I've been on a mission...

How To Make Super Cheap Gel Air Freshener For Your House

I was in need of a DIY gel air freshener with essential oils and quickly. Having a large family with lots of kids and cats means my house can get, well, smelly. I shared my toilet time spray with you, but what do you do when you want your house to smell fresh ALL the...

How To Make The Best Toilet Bowl Cleaner For Pennies

With six people in our house, we were in desperate need of the best toilet bowl cleaner around. Plus we have guests...lots of them. I wondered why the toilets were always in bad shape, but then I counted how many times the toilet is used in just one week. Over one...

The Best Toilet Time Spray So You Don't Give It Away

While it's a fact of life that we all go poo, my toilet time is not something I want to share with the world. But it happens... the smell... no matter how healthy you eat, it's there. The one thing you don't want to happen is for your toilet time smells to smack the...

The Best Shower Cleaner To Keep Your Shower Clean

I was in need of the best shower cleaner to keep my shower clean. Desperate need. You see, I kept forgetting to clean it. I know, it's gross and I realize the reason it got so gross because I kept forgetting about it. You know that "out of sight, out of mind" thing...

How To Make Castile Soap – The Best Liquid Version Yet

I have been on a quest to make cheaper things for my house and it was on my list to learn how to make Castile soap - the liquid version. Just in case you didn't know, Castile soap is natural and free of toxins! Plus, it's environmentally friendly. Now, who doesn't...

How To Make The Most Affordable Foaming Natural Soap For Hands

12 hands that need washing several times a day requires some kind of natural soap. I'm a couponer, but I was so tired of trying to find the latest deal on a natural soap. Trying to figure out if I had the coupons or not and how many I could actually buy, even with the...

The Best Relief Spray Made With Essential Oils For Sunburns

Living in the sunshine state sure can cause some serious sunburns, and a secret trick to hurry up and make them turn that sunburn into a suntan is to make a spray using essential oils for sunburns. In seconds your sunburn will have some relief. During the summer, we...

How To Make Super Cheap All-Natural Bug Bite Gel

Living in the sunshine state sure does cause some bug bites, but I was looking for something made with essential oils so I could get rid of bug bites really fast! Yes, because Florida has a lot of bugs and big biting ones too! Our active family is always getting some...

 

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