Making Instead of Buying to Save Money Each Month

August 1, 2019

Jeannette Tuionetoa

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning if you decide to make a purchase via my links, I may earn a commission at no additional cost to you. See my disclosure for more info.

Want to learn how to save money each month? Who doesn’t, right? I mean, the older I get the more I am looking for ways to save, save, save. Material things become less and less a priority while quality of life becomes more appealing. Learning how to save money each month with these 60 things to make instead of buy can help you do just that – SAVE.

60 Things to Make Instead of Buying How to Save Money Each Month

Making the most of what we already have is the key to smart savings and contentment. Learning how to make instead of buy is a complete shift in mindset for most families. I never even thought about “making” anything to save until I moved to a second world country where I didn’t have the luxury of buying anything I needed at the local grocery store.

The things I needed to cook became increasingly difficult to get and yet, I ultimately had to live without or learn how to make them myself. One of the things we learned to make was yogurt. My kids really love yogurt, yet it was not available here, and if it was – once in a blue moon- the price would be so that it wasn’t worth getting.

So, we learned to make it ourselves and for that matter, we learned to eat yogurt with more things. We eat it with fruit, oatmeal, and our dinner even — especially with any Mexican type food we make. The probiotic helps us get a healthy gut and save money. We are also able to help others learn how to make their own yogurt, give them a start-up batch, and help them if they ever run out. BOOM! Life just got a little better.

I am excited to learn all these new ways to make instead of buy-in my home.

Check out these 60 ways to save money by making things instead of buying them from The Frugal Navy Wife.

Making things with your kids is so much and creates lasting memories. Ever thought about cooking classes for your homeschool:

Teaching Your Kids How to Cook in Your Own Kitchen

Related resources

  • Sweetening Relationships with Your Kids

  • family

    Service Project Ideas For Children and Families

  • closet

    Ideas to Organize and Refresh Your Home

  • Star Wars Treats and Snacks for Star Wars Day with a photo of a Star Wars Cake and Star Wars characters in the background

    Star Wars Treats and Snacks for Star Wars Day

  • Parenting Hacks for When Your Kids Won't Share text with image of two boys sitting at table together raising their  hands

    Parenting Hacks for When Your Kids Won’t Share

  • A girl sitting on a table

    Fun and Easy Dinner Recipes for Cooking with Kids