Home Made For The House And Garden

Homemade air freshenerGet back to the basics with this collection of home made things you can use around the house, you'll find all sorts of interesting ideas from homemade pet food to home made cleaning products and more.

While the economy is still getting back on its feet we've had to watch the pennies and save those dollars. Finding ways to do things cheaper than normal seemed like a logical idea to us, and making our own house and garden objects is a great way to save cash.

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Homemade Laundry Detergent And Soap Powder

Homemade laundry detergent

by Jess (Dallas) As a single parent, BIG money saving ideas are a must in my life style, so when I found this great homemade laundry detergent recipe I was was intrigued and had to try it. Eco friendly, suitable for sensitive skin and COSTS A TENTH of any grocery store detergents…. As I was […]

Homemade Dryer Balls


by Jenny (UK) If you’re wondering why I, or anyone would want to make homemade dryer balls then let me explain. A few months ago I purchased some PVC dryer balls and although I was happy with the way they softened my laundry I was disappointed to find they split after just a few weeks. […]

Air Freshening Rocks


by Dixie (Carson city) I place these air freshening rocks all over the house, they make the place smell lovely. When they start to lose their scent I spray them with a few drops of essential oil that I’ve diluted with water and placed in a clean empty spray bottle. Once this spray is made […]

Homemade Solar Panels – The Truth

Basically the process of transforming sun light into electrical energy is a very innovative process, which could save people a lot of money. A common question asked in the field of energy is how does solar energy work? Not enough people realize that the sun is one of the most abundant forms of power that […]

Homemade Dog Food Recipes

If you’re a dog lover or owner, you know how expensive it can be to feed our furry friends, so homemade dog food is a very real option. However, a dog’s natural diet can be replaced with many of the items on our regular shopping list to save a few of your hard-earned dollars. When […]

Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipes


Your dog will be happy to work for these homemade dog treats as a reward during training sessions. Rather than buy expensive biscuits, it’s easy to make your own at home that are healthy and often cheaper to make than the commercial biscuits. They’ll also contain far less artificial additives and preservatives, so you’ll know […]

Recipes For Homemade Dog Food


If you’re like most people, then your dog is a true member of your family. Just as you’d want to be sure your family members are getting good healthy, nutritious food, you want to be sure your dog is getting some great recipes for homemade dog food. Many commercial tinned dog foods contain preservatives and […]

Put Together Homemade Wood Stoves

Do you know that it’s possible to make your own homemade wood stoves? Let’s face it – heating costs are going up and they’re not coming back down any time soon. The use of natural gas, oil, and expensive electric services is a great way to spend thousands of dollars a year heating your home. […]

Homemade Window Cleaner

There are a number of tried and tested methods for natural homemade window cleaner but this one works the best for me. Although I must say that it is surprisingly tiring, so don’t try to clean every window in the house at once.Plus, I also use the same method on the car it brings the […]

Building A Homemade Wind Turbine

Right now, there are millions of people around the world turning more and more to renewable energy sources that they can tap at home. One extremely popular and not too hard way to way to do so is to create your own homemade wind turbine. And while doing so might sound complex and expensive, home […]

Making Homemade Waterfalls


Homemade waterfalls are wonderful additions to any backyard pond! They are fun to make and a great way to add a little color and personal touch to your pond, but is quite easy to do. Pond and waterfall kits make it easy, allowing you to turn a simple garden into an elaborate display. These days […]

Homemade Deer Feeders

You can attract wildlife with homemade deer feeders! Everyone in the family enjoys spotting a whitetail deer in the backyard when they least expect it. Placing  feeders throughout your property will attract them on a regular basis, allowing you to regularly enjoy their company. To make your own deer feeders, you can find most of […]

Essential Homemade Cleaning Products

It’s pretty much common knowledge that natural ingredients can make excellent homemade cleaning products. But what some people still don’t know is that they can work even better than their store bought counterparts. They’re certainly less expensive, as well! Not only that, but natural cleaners are more environmentally friendly, mainly due to the fact that […]

Looking For Homemade Insecticides?

Keeping the amount of insects, bugs and crawly things controlled in any garden using homemade insecticides can be as simple as planting companion plants in most cases. This is where you sow the type of plant you want to grow alongside a plant that actively repels the insects most likely to infest the one you […]

Put Together Homemade Hydroponics

Here’s How to Put Together Homemade Hydroponics. Growing your own vegetables and herbs is a dream of many green thumbed hobbyists. And even if you live in the middle of the big city, it isn’t nearly as impossible as you might think. A good hydroponics system doesn’t require much experience or that many materials, the […]

Make Homemade Cat Toys

Wondering how you should safely make homemade cat toys? Domesticated kitties require tons of activity and stimulation in order to prevent them from attacking, scratching and eating your valuable furniture and other household items. If you provide them enough things to occupy their curiosity and minds, they will be more likely to leave the off-limits […]

Homemade Cat Treats

Making your own homemade cat treats is easy and simple and your cat will love them! Even while it’s fine to modify recipes to suit your cat’s tastes, always remember there are some ingredients you should never feed cats. A cat’s digestive system is not designed to cope with chocolate, onions, pork, bacon, bones or […]

Making Homemade Bird Food

homemade bird food

It’s easy to keep birds coming into your yard year after year by making your own homemade bird food to leave around. We have a few recipes for you below to try, but don’t forget that different species of birds have differing feeding habits and preferences. If you cater your bird food to these preferences, […]

Making Homemade Biodiesel

How do you create your own homemade biodiesel? There is nothing more satisfying than finding a way to cut out an expensive, seemingly unnecessary part of your budget. And nothing is more expensive or seemingly unnecessary than the cost of gas right now. So, there are many people who have started making home made biodiesel […]

Make Homemade Bird Feeders


Engaging the entire family in constructing and designing new homemade bird feeders is a great way to bring everyone together. It’s also an ideal addition to any landscape. They can be as small or large as you please, and the kids can even help to paint and decorate them to feel a part of the […]

Crafting A Homemade Barbecue Grill

Looking to build a homemade barbecue grill? There are those that barbecue and then there are those that live barbecue! If you are a member of the latter, you may be considering putting together your own homemade barbecue grill, an option many homeowners and barbecue enthusiasts are undertaking these days. For your home made barbecue […]

Home Made Cat Food


Feeding your cat the wrong type of food can create serious health problems. Many commercial cat foods contain high levels of chemicals, additives and preservatives that can end up harming your cherished cat. This has led a lot of people to look for alternative home made cat food recipes to offer their cats a healthier […]

Summertime Homemade Slug Zapper

by Tracey Demers (Rocky River Ohio USA) Easy Homemade Slug Repellent!…..You can save your old beer or just buy the really cheap stuff in cans to use as a homemade slug repellent for the garden. Around dusk, pour the beer in shallow receptacles (think plastic container lids.) Place the shallow receptacles in areas where you […]

Make Your Own Incense

by Lisa (Hants) One of the things I enjoy making is homemade incense. There is no better smell when you walk into a room and the aroma of your incense fills the air, especially when the incense you are burning was made by your hands. Making your own incense is not difficult and can be […]

Kids Homemade Bird Feeder


by Chris (Hants) Homemade Bird Feeder We always see birds out of our window on the tree in the garden and I wanted to feed them. The only bit that concerned us was spending a fortune on a store bought bird feeder, so we had the idea to make our own. Our son Christopher had […]

Homemade Tools Or ‘Stuff’ Fence


by Michael (Candor, NY) You can use my very efficient homemade tool organiser to maintain a little order in your workshop. It’s a bit like a Do It Yourself peg board, but much better. This is great for people that spend time working on crafts or DIY projects, and folks that just own a lot […]

Homemade Scouring Powder

by Niky (UK) Here’s a simple recipe for making your own homemade scouring powder. Replace your commercial scouring powder with the following recipe to save some of your hard earned cash…. INGREDIENTS Egg shells Laundry Detergent METHOD Wash and dry empty eggshells. Ground dry shells into fine powder. Mix powder with detergent in a 2:1 […]

Homemade Potpourri

by Ganga Srinivas (Shaker Heights OH USA) Homemade Potpourri works really well with fragrant roses that have dried on the stem while either in a vase or on the bush. Select flowers that have dried with color, shred the petals to about a quarter inch size, and put in a baby food jar (or similar […]

Homemade Laundry Softener

by Zoe (England) Using white vinegar as a homemade laundry softener is one of my best Eco friendly and money saving choices. I live in a hard water area and just to keep my washing machine in good working order I have to add water softener tablets as well as my usual laundry softener to […]

Homemade K-cup lid

by kyleonard62 Made a short video on how I make my own homemade K-cup lids. I was spending too much on coffee during a tight money time!

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