15 Household items you can Stop Buying today (just DIY!)

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1. DRAIN CLEANER

DRAIN CLEANER: Stop seeing your $$$ go down the drain.

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Clear clogged drains with simple stuff from your baking cupboard.

2. LAUNDRY SOFTENER

LAUNDRY SOFTENER: Softer on your wallet.

Soften your laundry and make it smell great with only 3 basic ingredients.

3. COOKING SPRAY

COOKING SPRAY: Don’t wait olive your life for an inexpensive healthy alternative to Pam.

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Brew up a batch of olive oil no-stick cooking spray.

4. CHALK PAINT

CHALK PAINT: Paint the town red using all the cash you’ll save.

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Add 2 super cheap items to transform plain old paint into trendy chalk paint.

5. POTTING MIX

POTTING MIX: This nutritious “recipe” can save pots of money.

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Pamper your plants by mixing up a batch of gourmet potting soil.

6. CANDLES

CANDLES: Store-bought tea lights or tapers can’t hold a candle to these low cost, classy creations.

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Put together magnificent home-style candles – great as gifts!

7. GARLIC

GARLIC: More yum for less money … now that’s called using your head.

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Plant easy-care garlic in your garden for the freshest flavor.

8. MERCURY GLASS

MERCURY GLASS: Mirror mirror on the wall, with the cash I save I’ll have a ball!

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Spray thrift store vases and such with looking glass paint to create your own faux mercury glass.

9. GOO GONE

GOO GONE: Goodbye to all your goo doesn’t have to mean goodbye to all your gold.

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Mimic Goo Gone with a combo of oil & baking soda.

10. WRINKLE RELEASE SPRAY

WRINKLE RELEASE SPRAY: Release yourself from financial bondage to the wrinkle spray manufacturers.

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Fabricate homemade wrinkle release spray with just one main component.

11. SWIFFER COVERS

SWIFFER COVERS: Sock away the savings.

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Slip a fuzzy sock onto your Swiffer in place of a purchased cover.

12. HAND SOAP

HAND SOAP: A sweet scent for fewer ¢ ¢ ¢.

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Whip up a hardworking foaming hand soap that smells delightful.

13. DISHWASHER DETERGENT

DISHWASHER DETERGENT: The only deposit will be all the extra cash you put in the bank.

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Prepare this simple dishwasher detergent to get spotlessly clean results, with no deposit left in your machine.

14. PAPER TOWELS

PAPER TOWELS: This cuts corners on your cleaning supplies budget.

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Cut up absorbent cloth to make a reusable substitute for paper towels.

15. SOLAR LIGHTS

SOLAR LIGHTS: Your financial future will look bright with all you save on these babies.

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Replace the battery to extend your solar light’s life.

16. AND NOW … Um … Er … Ahem

AND NOW … Um … Er … Ahem
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A great, inexpensive DIY idea we couldn’t quite categorize, but it sure keeps the toilet seat warm on a cold night.

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