Some of the best life skills to have are those vintage, frugal habits your grandma and grandpa used to or may still practice to this day. It’s no secret that the generations that came before us knew a thing or two about saving money. We have so much to learn from them today, especially in a society where credit seems to flow like a neverending river of dept opportunity. These vintage, frugal life tips can help you save money and improve the quality of you and your families health.
Here are seven good ole’ fashioned frugal tips:
#1 Bake Your Own Bread
It’s pretty easy to enjoy fresh, delicious bread without all of the added chemicals you’ll find in store-bought bread. Once you’ve mastered the process, you’ll never want to go back to bread from the grocery store.
And, here’s a handy video on how you can do this.
#2 Make Your Own Laundry Detergent
Laundry detergent at the store is expensive! And you seem always to run out pretty fast, especially if you have kids. The good news is that making homemade laundry detergent has never been easier! You can start washing laundry for pennies per load and come out with clean, great smelling laundry every time. Best of all, you don’t have to cook!
Here’s a video showing you how it’s done.
#3 Grow Your Own Fruits and Veggies
Here’s one tip we should all be doing. Growing your own fruits and veggies is a great way to encourage healthier eating and save money! Here are just a few veggies that are ridiculously easy to grow.
Here’s a video with great tips for fast-growing harvesting veggies.
And here’s one for fruits.
#4 Make Your Own Cheese
Finding high-quality cheese at the grocery store is difficult. And the good stuff’s usually a lot more expensive than the cheaper, lesser-quality slices. But did you know you can make your own high-quality cheeses at home for a fraction of the cost?
Here’s a video showing you how it’s done!
#5 Make Homemade Pies
You can make delicious desserts at home that taste better than those overpriced, mass-produced sweets sold in stores and save tons of money.
Here’s a video showing how easy it is to make homemade pie.
#6. Compost to Make Great Soil with Less Waste
For gardeners, compost is considered “black gold,” because it offers many benefits to their gardens. Homemade compost is an invaluable asset to any garden. By adding organic matter to the soil, compost can improve the health and growth of your produce. Not to mention, help you yield much, much more!
Here’s a helpful video showing you how you can make your own compost.
#7. Make Your Own Shampoo Bars
Shampoo bars seem to be all the rage these days. Being able to wash your hair and body with the same bar really comes in handy, and can save you a lot of money if you’re not buying different soaps and shampoos. But the store-bought shampoo bars are pretty pricy. Well, worry not because we’ve found a homemade recipe for easy-to-make shampoo bars that well have you smelling and feeling fantastic!