Have You Seen This?
This is a pretty great list of links to recipes of things to make instead of buying them. We already make some things that we used to pay someone else to make for us. Growing up and into my adulthood it never occurred to me that I could just make it myself!
My interest in this kind of thing started in missionary training when I realized I could make my own 'cream of' soups, and in more recent years we've started to make our own laundry detergent, ranch dressing, mayonnaise, toothpaste, household cleaners, fly spray for horses. We do it not only to save on the budget but also because we don't want the harmful chemicals that are in many of these items that are commercially made.
Here is a link to my post that shares my laundry detergent recipe.
Do you make any items that you used to purchase?