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DIY is the best way to be frugal I believe. This could be anything from making something yourself instead of buying it or it could be repairing something yourself. Many people are scared about repairing something themselves. Some women believe in the idea that a woman can do whatever a man can do so she will try to fix things herself instead of waiting for the husband to do it himself. I have heard of some people looking up videos on Youtube on how to do things. There are many life hacks posts on Facebook showing everyone how to do something with an everyday item. That is what I call saving money because there is no need to go buy anything at the store. Pinterest is a great place to find anything you could imagine that you want to do yourself.
Unclogging a Drain –Baking soda, vinegar, and hot water. I did end up buying a plastic black tube like thing. It twists in different directions so it can clean out the drain. Sometimes using a plunger also helps.
Oil change in the car — Watch a simple Youtube video to do this.
Multi-purpose cleaner — Check it out here with various recipes
Ornaments to give as gifts — Check out Pinterest for many ideas
Coffee drinks instead of buying them from the local coffee house — Make at home drinks
Meals for supper instead of buying a preboxed item –Check out Allrecipes.com
Decorating or painting your home yourself
There are many things that I could continue to put on this list of possible DIY ideas. I just say instead of paying someone to do it or buying a product to fix it, maybe you could do it yourself.
What are some ways you save money in DIY?