8 Everyday Things We Actually Don’t Have to Buy Because We Can Make Them by Ourselves

We sometimes overlook many opportunities to save money and often don’t realize we can actually do it. Even if the DIY takes 5-10 minutes, we still go to a store and buy things out of habit. Still, if you start counting and adding up all the purchases you’ve made, you might find that you could have avoided them by creating your own cheap versions.

The bright side wants to give you some ideas on how to save the environment and a pretty penny.

1. Plastic film

According National geographic, plastic film contributes to the pollution crisis and is not easily recycled. Your food can be contaminated with potentially harmful chemicals if the temperature is high sufficient. Why put yourself at risk if you can opt for eco-friendly packaging that will last you a lifetime. You can do it from cotton or opt for a fantasy beeswax wrap.

2. Paper towels

Buying paper towels every week is going to cost you a lot, even though it might not seem like it. Fortunately, we can use a more environmentally friendly and cheaper version. Build your own “paperless” towels, and you can forget about buying paper towels. You don’t have to buy expensive fabric, even old ones clothes it will be fine!

3. Mouthwash

Although they can prevent cavities or bad breath, there are still dangers. Commercial mouthwashes harm your mouth microbiomeincrease tooth sensitivity, and even cause stains on the teeth. You can avoid side effects if you Craft your own mouthwash from natural ingredients, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

4. Facial Cotton Pads

Even though disposable face towels are made of cotton, they still contain Plastic. Also, if you remove your makeup every day, you might find yourself buying a pack of facial swabs every week. It’s better to Craft 4-5 pads and use them until they wear out.

5. Pet food

You never know for sure if the contents of pet food are harmless to your 4-legged friend. Most of the time it’s GMO and contains a lot of sugar, artificial additives and meat derivatives. Things become safer and easier if you do animals food by yourself. You are in control, and in case of nutrient deficiency, you can add some ingredients that your animal lacks.

6. Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs are very easy to make, but for some reason we always buy ready-made ones. You can craft them in 5 minutes and get more than if you bought them. Take some stale bread, tear it into pieces and throw them in the culinary robot. If you don’t have any, toast your bread first in a toaster or in the oven and gate using a grater.

7. Dish sponges

Sponges usually become smelly and terribly infested with germs after a week. While that’s also true for reusables, you can at least wash them and not waste money on packets of scouring pads. It is difficult to keep disposable sponges clean because they exhausted faster, and the scouring part comes off later.

8. Pads

Disposable pads can not only be dangerous for the environment, but also for your health. It is not uncommon for tampons to contain toxic dioxins after being bleached or purified. Plus they have a secret toxic chemicals that are not on the labels – acetone, styrene and others. Build your own reusable sanitary pads, save tons of money every month and protect your health.

What do you do yourself and never buy? What are the things you can’t replace?

2022-09-12 05:58:11

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