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Reducing unnecessary consumption is important to me. Making do with what I already have or making my own products to reduce packaging or harmful chemicals can save money, reduce waste and reduce negative environmental impacts. Plus it's fun and gives you a great deal of satisfaction and sense of accomplishment!

Make clothes at home ... in seconds. alternativemiddleclass.com Great Deals, Alternative, Creativity, How To Make, Shopping, Clothes, Outfits, Clothing, Kleding

Make clothes at home ... in seconds. alternativemiddleclass.com

Home Made Laundry Liquid - Your home made laundry liquid, bottled and ready to use in the washing machine Spray Bottle, Washing Machine, Cleaning Supplies, Laundry, Homemade, Shopping, Laundry Room, Home Made, Cleaning Agent

Home Made Laundry Liquid - Your home made laundry liquid, bottled and ready to use in the washing machine

Home made dish washer powder. This is how it looks when it is correctly mixed and ready for storage. Dish Washer, Reduce Waste, Powder, Homemade, Canning, Storage, Shopping, Purse Storage, Face Powder

Home made dish washer powder. This is how it looks when it is correctly mixed and ready for storage.

Home Made Laundry Liquid - These are the store-bought ingredients I used. Reduce Waste, Saving Money, Laundry, Personal Care, Homemade, Store, How To Make, Shopping, Laundry Room

Home Made Laundry Liquid - These are the store-bought ingredients I used.

Home Made Laundry Liquid - I grate the soap myself. I've used a food processor in the past, but I don't recommend this method as it is a bit hard on your processor and very noisy. Reduce Waste, A Food, Food Processor Recipes, Laundry, Soap, Homemade, Shopping, Laundry Room, Home Made

Home Made Laundry Liquid - I grate the soap myself. I've used a food processor in the past, but I don't recommend this method as it is a bit hard on your processor and very noisy.

Home Made Laundry Liquid - This is what it looks like when the soap flakes have melted in the water. Reduce Waste, Flakes, Alternative, Laundry, Soap, Homemade, Water, Desserts, Shopping

Home Made Laundry Liquid - This is what it looks like when the soap flakes have melted in the water.

Home Made Laundry Liquid - The mix is nice and thick now and ready to go in the bucket. Reduce Waste, Laundry, Bucket, Homemade, Nice, Shopping, Food, Laundry Room, Home Made

Home Made Laundry Liquid - The mix is nice and thick now and ready to go in the bucket.

Home Made Laundry Liquid - Tip the mix from the saucepan into the bucket of water and stir, stir, stir. Water Bucket, Reduce Waste, Glass Of Milk, Laundry, Homemade, Shopping, Food, Laundry Room, Home Made

Home Made Laundry Liquid - Tip the mix from the saucepan into the bucket of water and stir, stir, stir.

Home Made Laundry Liquid - Ready to ladle into the bottles. Reduce Waste, Bottles, Laundry, Homemade, Shopping, Laundry Room, Home Made, Laundry Rooms, Hand Made

Home Made Laundry Liquid - Ready to ladle into the bottles.

Nice big cookies ready for the oven. These cookies don't stick to the backing tray (I use an eff flip to remove them when they are slightly. Big Cookie, Reduce Waste, Oven, Tray, Cookies, Nice, Desserts, Shopping, Food

Nice big cookies ready for the oven. These cookies don't stick to the backing tray (I use an eff flip to remove them when they are slightly...

Once all the ingredients are in and the mix has been folded, this is how it should look Reduce Waste, Feta, Oatmeal, Cheese, Breakfast, Shopping, The Oatmeal, Morning Coffee, Rolled Oats

Once all the ingredients are in and the mix has been folded, this is how it should look

This is what the butter, sugar and egg mix looks like when it is beaten and mixed and ready for the dry ingredients. Reduce Waste, Egg, Butter, Sugar, Desserts, Shopping, Food, Eggs, Tailgate Desserts

This is what the butter, sugar and egg mix looks like when it is beaten and mixed and ready for the dry ingredients.

Dark cooking chocolate, chopped and ready to go in. Cooking Chocolate, Dark, Shopping

Dark cooking chocolate, chopped and ready to go in.

Save money and packaging. Home made dish washer powder. All ingredients in the bowl and ready to stir Dish Washer, Reduce Waste, Saving Money, Powder, Packaging, Canning, Shopping, Face Powder, Save My Money

Save money and packaging. Home made dish washer powder. All ingredients in the bowl and ready to stir