When you consider the ways to save some money, do-it-yourself projects are there with the best of them. First of all, it is not only that you get to save money with these, but you can also develop your creativity and perhaps turn your hobby into a profitable enterprise.
Almost all of us have thought of doing something in their free time rather than lazily watching TV for hours. If you are handy with tools and willing to try new things, there is not much you can’t make with your hands. By engaging in DIY projects I will be presenting in this article, you will have a chance to activate your body and keep moving, which will prove most beneficial to both your body and mind. Also, the majority of these products do not require a significant amount of time, which makes them not only economical in terms of money but also in terms of time. Take a look at some of them.
The cosmetic products we tend to buy in stores usually cost a lot of money and are filled with chemicals that can sometimes be more damaging than helpful. This is where homemade cosmetics you can make comes into play.
There are numerous recipes for different skincare and cosmetic products you can easily make at home, and they cost a lot less than their industrial counterparts and are equally, if not more, effective. One of these products is a mint mouthwash, for example. With a few drops of peppermint essential oil and a cup of distilled water, you will be looking at a healthy mouthwash that is easy to store and use. You can also track down recipes for facial creams and shampoos that are organic, don’t contain chemicals, and are cheap to make.
Perhaps something that will the male audience find more attractive than handmade cosmetics and lotions is handmade furniture. The choice of things you can make by using old cupboards, floorboards, nails, and a hammer is seemingly endless. The most popular homemade furniture today has got to be the one created using old pallets. With the help of sandpaper, varnish, nails, glue, and a hammer, you can design and construct sofas, beds, settees, and many other things.
Homemade Floor and Other Cleaners
When it comes to cleaning one’s house, the first instinct usually tells you to go for the expensive cleaners since most people think they are the guarantee of success, but that is not necessarily the case. With the help of distilled water that you mix with ½ cup of vinegar, ½ cup of alcohol, few drops of soap and 20 to 35 drops of essential oil to mask the smell, you will get a universal cleaning remedy for all surfaces of your home. Cheap, effective and chemical free.
Also, if you are bothered by clogged drains all the time, especially in your bathroom, apply a mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and boiled water, and you will see foam gushing from the drainage that will signal all the dirt and obstructions are being dissolved and the drainage is free.
Although items such as chemicals and cleaners are useful, that doesn’t mean you can’t use some of the DIY projects and utilise your hobby to save money and make your home sparkling clean, and the same goes for food, furniture, and many other things.