A lot of people would say that they don’t have as much money as they want, but very few realize how many DIY hacks would save them a bundle over the next few days, weeks and months. These four DIY ideas will help you out with your budget without sacrificing the things you need. Before you know it, you’ll be looking for all different ways to take matters into your own hands.
Instead of throwing your clothing into the dryer, hang everything on a clothesline when the weather’s nice. You’ll save a couple of hundred dollars a year, particularly if you have a washer and dryer in your home, which can cost a lot each month. Plus, your clothing will last longer thanks to gentler drying. If it’s not nice outside, you can even rig up a clothesline indoors.
If you have any space to spare in your yard, consider turning some of it into a garden during the spring and summer (or year-round if you live somewhere with mild or warm weather). Growing your own food takes some elbow grease, but it’s extremely cost-effective, not to mention healthy. You’ll also reduce the cost of maintaining your lawn since a lot of the space will be used up by the garden.
If you’re willing to learn a bit about cars, you’ll be surprised at how many car repairs you can handle yourself, like rotating your tires and changing the oil. Look for savings like Auto Parts Warehouse deals and discounts to save money when you make repairs. Plus, you won’t have to pay a mechanic for their labor.
It’s easier than you think to make your own all-purpose cleaner for the home. Plus, you can make one that’s 100% natural by tossing citrus peels in a 50-50 mixture of boiling water and white vinegar. Cover it for one week before straining the concoction into spray bottles. This non-toxic cleaner is especially useful if you have pets or children at home.
Your lawn and garden use up a lot of water, which can cost a lot of money at the end of the year. Use a rain barrel to collect rainwater for your lawn, which will cut down on your home’s water bill. Also, find out if your local government has a tax incentive for collecting rainwater.
DIY hacks may take even less time than doing things the “normal” way and they can save you a lot of money at the same time!