Do It Yourself Money-Saving Projects and Tips

DIY to Save Money

Do you DIY? A little handiwork and elbowgrease can lead to big savings. Explore our library of  frugal recipes, home repair and maintenance tips, homemade cleaner recipes, craft and gift suggestions, and reuse/recycling projects; and put your do-it-yourself skills to the test.

Frugal Recipes

Frugal recipes can be good to your budget and your waistline. Cook your way through our collection of simple, healthy meals that cook up fast.

  • Frugal Soup Recipes: Warm up and fill up while still keeping your wallet full with these recipes.
  • Meatless Meals: The cost of meat can add a lot to your grocery bill. You can still get good nutrition from these meatless meals.
  • Casserole Recipes: The beauty of casseroles is that they make great leftovers and lunches, and can also be made ahead and frozen.
  • Homemade Bread: Step by step for making your own wheat bread, as well as other recipes.
  • Make Your Own Ingredients: See 41 foods and ingredients you should make yourself.
  • Mixes to Make by the Jar: Make your own mixes rather than buying them at the store. You'll know all of the ingredients, and you can even give them as homemade gifts.
  • 5-Ingredient Meals: Keep it simple and save.

Make Your Own Cleaners

Frugal cleaning tips and recipes to help you clean your home without a lot of expense or chemicals.

    Make Your Own Health & Beauty Products

    Recipes for all those must-have health and beauty products.

    Home Repairs and Maintenance

    A well-maintained home is a frugal home. Learn how to handle basic – and not so basic – home repairs and maintenance on your own.

    Crafts and Gifts

    Frugal craft and gift ideas to keep your fingers busy and your wallet happy.

    Reuse/Recycle Projects

    Turn old into new with these clever and frugal reuse/recycling projects.